Time Machine error code -43

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by takastone, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. takastone macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    #1
    I was trying to set up my Time Machine to an external hard drive. I didn't continue because it asked to "initialize" the hard drive which I had a lot of important things on.
    I have another external hard drive I'd like to use but, my Time Machine has this error code of -43. What is this and how can I use my Time Machine on another external hard drive?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Location:
    Asheville, NC
    #2
    If it's asking to initialize the drive, it's because it's not in HFS+ format. It's likely FAT32 which won't work.

    Now, as far as the error message...
     
  3. takastone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    #3
    Time Machine Error Code

    I went to applications for Time Machine. When I clicked on it the error code
    -43 came up. I can't open it to go to Time Machine Preferences....
    I don't have the back-up discs for my MacBook Pro.....(should you say to reinstall...purchased my laptop used) If I need to, am I able to purchase that particular application?
    Is Time Machine on the disc Mac OS 10.5? I have that OS disc but I used it for my older PowerBook.... Will it work on a MacBook Pro?
    Thanks for your help!
     

Share This Page