Error 3043 Disk or Network error

Modified on: 2017-09-22 13:52:11 -0400

This error means that the computer is having trouble communicating over the network or is having trouble writing/reading to the hard disk.  This could be caused by hardware issues such as faulty network cabling, a faulty network adapter, faulty device drivers (for raid or for the network adapter, etc.), out of disk space, or a failing hard drive.  Should you suspect one of these problems an experienced hardware technician should look at the network/computer and run a surface scan of your hard drive, and etc.  Since Design Manager uses Access databases, while it is NOT an Access application, the following article may include some useful information here

The error can also be rarely caused by one of the following Windows related issues:

  1. The affected system has an invalid or non-existent Temp or TMP directory.  The problem only affects applications running on Windows NT.  Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows 2000 will create a default Temp directory if one does not exist or is invalid.  The following combinations of these two environment variables cause the problem:
  • TMP missing and Temp missing
  • TMP invalid and Temp missing
  • TMP missing and Temp invalid
  1. If you use Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 (pre service pack 4). You can try disabling opportunistic locking to avoid the problem.  IMPORTANT: Disabling opportunistic locking may adversely affect the performance of other applications. If you have questions about this, contact Microsoft Windows technical support.  Design Manager recommends installing the latest Windows service pack on all machines and servers.


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