How To Fix Error 0x80bd0043 On Your Xbox Series X

The error code 0x80bd0043 on your Xbox Series X occurs randomly on the device. This means that there might be an issue on the Xbox server or a software glitch has occurred. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

The Xbox Series X is the latest next generation console released by Microsoft that can not only play games but act as your entertainment center. It’s powerful enough to run true 4K resolution games at 120 FPS and with an Xbox Game Pass subscription you will have access to hundreds of gaming titles. You will be able to install not only games but various apps as well on this console making it quite versatile.

What to do when you get the error code 0x80bd0043 on your Xbox Series X

One of the issues that you might experience when trying to open a game on this console is this error message. This could mean that there is an Xbox service outage or a software glitch has occurred. Here’s what you can do to fix this issue.

Solution 1: Check Xbox service outage

The first troubleshooting step to do in this case is to check if there is any Xbox Live server service outage.  Here’s how you can check the Xbox server status.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Check the server status

  1. Open a web browser.

    You can do this from your computer or from your Xbox Series X console.Fix Error 0x80bd0043 On Your Xbox Series X

  2. Go to the Xbox Live server status home page.

    You can check details on the status of Xbox server issues if any from here.What to do when you get the error code 0x80bd0043 on your Xbox Series X

If a report of an outage is announced  then this is  what’s causing the problem. You will need to wait for the game server to be fixed. Microsoft will usually post the estimated time when the issue will be resolved.

Solution 2: Restart the Xbox Series X

If there is no Xbox server outage then this problem is most likely caused by a software glitch. To fix this, you have to power cycle the Xbox console as this will refresh its operating system. Press the Xbox logo on the console for 10 seconds or until it turns off. Unplug the power cord then wait for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the Xbox after a few seconds then try to check if the issue still occurs.

Having the error code 0x80bd0043 on your Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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