Some users are seeing Error 0x80070043, Windows cannot access, The Network name cannot be found in Windows 11/10 when trying to access a file stored on an external server. In this article, we are going to discuss more on this error and see how to fix it.
What is Error 0x80070043?
The following is the complete error message.
Windows cannot access <URL>
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.
Error code: 0x80070043
The network name cannot be found
There are many reasons why you would see the error code in question. It can appear because of disabled SMB protocol, some glitches, corrupted system files, and more. In this post, we will be talking about all the potential solutions and will see how to resolve the error.
Error 0x80070043, The Network name cannot be found
If you are seeing Error 0x80070043, The Network name cannot be found in Windows, then first of all update your computer. After updating, check if the issue persists, if it does, you can use the solutions listed below to fix the error.
- Check SMB files transfer
- Run SFC and DISM
- Start WebClient
- Use Network reset button
- Use System Restore
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Check SMB file transfer
As mentioned earlier, you have to check SMB file transfer and make sure that you have sufficient access. So, we will be using Group Policy Editor and make sure that you are giving it enough access.
Open Group Policy Editor and go to the following location.
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon Services
Now, double-click on Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon, select Enabled, and click Apply > Ok.
Finally, restart the system and see if the issue persists.
2] Run SFC and DISM
You may see the error code in question because of corrupted system files. To resolve the issue, we are going to run two commands, and see if the issue persists.
Open Command Prompt as an administrator from the Start Menu and execute the following command.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
After the completion of the process, you can restart your computer and see if the issue persists.
3] Start WebClient
This issue can occur if WebClient fails to start, there is a cmd command that we need to execute in order to resolve the issue. So, open Command Prompt as an administrator from the Start Menu and execute the following command.
sc config "WebClient" start=auto sc start "WebClient"
Now, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.
4] Use Network reset button
Use the Use Network Reset button and see if that works for you.
5] Use System Restore
If nothing works, then you can restore your computer to a point when this issue was not there. To use System Restore, follow the given steps.
- Open Run by Win + R, type “rstrui” and click Ok.
- Click Next.
- Select a restore point and click Next.
- Click Finish.
Wait for the process to complete and check if the issue persists.
Hopefully, you can resolve the issue with the help of the given solutions.
Read: Unable to map Network drive in Windows 11.
How do I find my Network Path?
We can easily path of a Network Drive, from the Command Prompt. So, open the Command Prompt in Elevated Mode, and execute the following command.
Wait for the process to complete. This command will show you, your network path.