Today I was going to use my scanner (CanoScan LiDE 210) but I got code 43 instead. Removing the USB cable and plugging it back in didn't work either, since Windows didn't recognize the USB device.Doing a problem search also gave me code 43. So I deactivated the drivers and tried to uninstall them, but apparently that wouldn't work.
Did you try uninstalling from Safe Mode?
Are you sure the scanner hasn't busted?
Does it work with other computers?
Worst case scenario, I'll have to do a clean reinstall. But would it be possible to only do a clean install of the primary HDD instead of both?
If the second hard drive is only used for storing files, there's nothing to be gained from wiping it unless you suspect a virus. However any games installed on the second hard drive may have to be reinstalled since most games use the Windows registry.