How to Resolve Code 10 Hardware Error?

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Whenever I want to open a pre-installed device, an error message flashes on the screen and I am unsuccessful. The error stated, "This device cannot start (Code 10)".

Please refer the screenshot below:

This device cannot start. (Code 10).

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.


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How to Resolve Code 10 Hardware Error?


There can be two ways of dealing with Code 10 hardware errors, while starting devices in a system:

  • There is a possibility that installing the latest drivers for the device can correct the Code 10 error, even if these drivers were functional earlier.

If this works, it means that the stored Windows drivers you reinstalled were either damaged, or outdated with a problem that the more up-to-date drivers corrected.

So a fresh updated installation is always helpful.

  • You may also try and uninstall and then reinstall the drivers for the device, as that could also work as a solution to big fixes to a Code 10 hardware error.

    If your device is generating the famous Code 10 error, just go to Device Manager and then to the Universal Serial Bus controllers hardware category and uninstall every device under that category such as USB Mass Storage Devices, Host Controllers, USB Root Hubs, etc. Then, properly reinstall the driver, one by one.

Reinstalling a driver fully, involves entirely removing the installed driver and allowing the operating system to perform fresh installation. This shall definitely solve the issue.

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