Cant start driver - error 2

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Summary

This article covers error codes that are generated by Device Manager in Windows. You probably reached this article because Device Manager or another tool like DXDiag reported an error code, and you are not sure how to resolve it. In this article, we will help you find your error code and suggest what you might try to correct the error.

For general issues within Device Manager, see the following articles:

For issues with specific device types, also see the following articles:

Try these steps first

First, try any of the following common resolutions to correct the error:

Update the device driver from Windows Update

Update the hardware's device driver through Windows Update.


Updated the device driver from the vendor's website

Update the device driver from the vendor's website. Follow their installation or update instructions.

  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, visit the computer manufacturer's website.

  • If the device was installed after the purchase of the computer, visit the device manufacturer's website.

  • If the device was preinstalled on the computer, and the computer manufacturer does not have an updated driver for the device, visit the device manufacturer's website.

Note Make sure that the device drivers that are being installed are compatible with your current Windows version and platform.

Error codes in Device Manager

If the above steps didn't help you resolve your problem or were not available, locate your error code in the following table, and follow the recommended resolutions for that error code. You may also click the specific error code to get more detail information.

Note This article doesn't contain all error codes generated by Device Manager. If you are getting an error code that isn't listed here, you can contact the hardware device vendor's technical support or Microsoft Support for help.

How to find your error code in Device Manager

  1. In Device Manager, double-click the device type that has the problem.

  2. Right-click the device that has the problem, and then click Properties. This opens the device's Properties dialog box. You can see the error code in the Device status area of this dialog box.

Error Codes and their resolutions

Cause

The device has no drivers installed on your computer, or the drivers are configured incorrectly.

Recommended Resolution

Update the Driver

In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to update the driver. If updating the driver does not work, see your hardware documentation for more information.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor's website.

Full error message

“The driver for this device might be corrupted, or your system may be running low on memory or other resources. (Code 3)”

Cause

The device driver may be corrupted, or you are runningout of memory; the system is running low on system memory and may need to free up or add more memory.

Recommended Resolutions

Close some open applications

If the computer has insufficient memory to run the device, you can close some applications to make memory available. You can also check memory and system resources, and the virtual memory settings.

  • To check memory and system resources, open Task Manager. To do this, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.

  • To check virtual memory settings, open the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings in the Performance area.

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

The device driver may have become corrupted. Uninstall the driver from Device Manager and scan for new hardware to install the driver again.

  1. In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Uninstall. Follow the instructions.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Open Device Manager, click Action, and then click Scan for hardware changes. Follow the instructions.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. However, sometimes, it will open the New Hardware Wizard which may ask for the driver. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor's website.

Install additional RAM

You may have to install additional random access memory (RAM).

Full error message

"Windows cannot identifythis hardware because it does not have a valid hardware identification number. For assistance, contact the hardware manufacturer. (Code 9)"

Cause

Invalid device IDs for your hardware have been detectedby your PC.

Recommended Resolutions

Contact the hardware vendor. The hardware or the driver is defective.

Full Error Message

"This device cannot start. Try upgrading the device drivers for this device. (Code 10)"

Cause

Typically, the device's hardware key contains a "FailReasonString" value, and the value string is displays an error message defined by the hardware manufacturer. If the hardware key does not contain a “FailReasonString” value the message above is displayed.

Recommended resolutions

Update the driver

In the device's Properties dialog box, click the Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to update the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)

Cause

This error can occur if two devices that are installed on your computer have been assigned the same I/O ports, the same interrupt, or the same Direct Memory Access channel (either by the BIOS, the operating system, or both). This error message can also appear if the BIOS did not allocate enough resources to the device.

Recommended Resolution

Windows Vista and later versions of Windows

Use Device Manager to determine the source of and to resolve the conflict. For more information about how to resolve device conflicts, see the Help information about how to use Device Manager. This error message can also appear if the BIOS did not allocate sufficient resources to a device. For example, this message will display if the BIOS does not allocate an interrupt to a USB controller because of an invalid multiprocessor specification (MPS) table.

Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Double-click the icon that represents the device in the Device Manager window.

  3. On the device property sheet that appears, click Troubleshoot to start the hardware troubleshooter for the device.

This error message can also appear if the BIOS did notallocate sufficient resources to a device. For example, this message will be displayed if the BIOS does not allocate an interrupt to a USB controller because of an invalid multiprocessor specification (MPS) table.

Full Error Message

“This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. To restart your computer now, click Restart Computer. (Code 14)”

Recommended Resolution

Restart your computer. From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart.

Full Error Message

“Windows cannot identify all the resources this device uses. To specify additional resources for this device, click the Resources tab and fill in the missing settings. Check your hardware documentation to find out what settings to use. (Code 16)”

Cause

The device is only partly configured and might need additional manual configuration of the resources the device requires.

Recommended Resolution

The following steps might only work if the device is a Plug and Play device. If the device is not Plug and Play, you can refer to the device documentation or contact the device manufacturer for more information.

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Double-click the device in the list, and choose the Resources tab.

  3. In the Resource Settings list, check to see if there is a question mark next to a resource. If so, select that resource, and assign it to the device.

  4. If a resource cannot be changed, click Change Settings. If Change Settings is unavailable, try to clear the Use automatic settings check box to make it available.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver using the Hardware Update wizard

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. On the menu that appears, choose Update Driver to start the Hardware Update wizard.

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged.  (Code 19)

Cause

This error can result if more than one service is defined for a device, there is a failure opening the service key, or the driver name cannot be obtained from the service key.

Recommended Resolution

Uninstall and reinstall the driver

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Revert to the most recent successful registry configuration

To roll a system back to the most recent successful configuration of the registry, you can restart the computer in Safe Mode and select the Last Known Good Configuration option, or if you've created a system restore point, you can try restoring to it.

Recovery options in Windows 10

Back up and restore your PC (Windows 8.1)

What are the system recovery options in Windows? (Windows 7)

Full Error Message

Windows is removing this device. (Code 21)

Cause

This error means that Windows is in the process of removing the device. However, the device has not yet been completely removed.  This error code is temporary, and exists only during the attempts to query and then remove a device.

Recommended Resolutions

You can either wait for Windows to finish removing the device or restart the computer.

  1. Wait several seconds, and then press the F5 key to update the Device Manager view.

  2. If that does not resolve the problem, restart your computer. Click Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart in the Shut Down Windows dialog box to restart the computer.

Cause 

The device was disabled by the user in Device Manager.

Recommended Resolution

In Device Manager, click Action, and then click Enable Device. This starts the Enable Device wizard. Follow the instructions.

Full Error Message

This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)

Cause

The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed. Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal. After you remove the device, this error disappears.

Recommended Resolution

Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29)

Recommended Resolution

Enable the device in the BIOS of the device. For information about how to make this change, see the hardware documentation or contact the manufacturer of your computer. 

Full Error Message

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver using the Hardware Update wizard

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. On the menu that appears, choose Update Driver to start the Hardware Update wizard.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32)

Cause

The start type for this driver is set to disabled in the registry.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Cause

The translator that determines the kinds of resources that are required by the device has failed.

Recommended Resolutions

  1. Try using the BIOS setuputility, or update the BIOS.

  2. Configure, repair, or replace hardware.

Contact the device hardware vendor for more information about updating your BIOS and how to configure or replace the device.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot determine the settings for this device. Consult the documentation that came with this device and use the Resource tab to set the configuration. (Code 34)

Recommended Resolution

The device requires manual configuration. See the hardware documentation or contact the hardware vendor for instructions on manually configuring the device. After you configure the device itself, you can use the Resources tab in Device Manager to configure the resource settings in Windows.

Full Error Message

Your computer's system firmware does not include enough information to properly configure and use this device. To use this device, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a firmware or BIOS update. (Code 35)

Cause

The Multiprocessor System (MPS) table, which stores the resource assignments for the BIOS, is missing an entry for your device and must be updated.

Recommended Resolution

Contact the manufacturer of your computer to update the BIOS. 

Full Error Message

This device is requesting a PCI interrupt but is configured for an ISA interrupt (or vice versa). Please use the computer's system setup program to reconfigure the interrupt for this device. (Code 36)

Cause

The interrupt request (IRQ) translation failed.

Recommended Resolution

Change the settings for IRQ reservations in the BIOS.

For more information about how to change BIOS settings, see the hardware documentation or contact the manufacturer of your computer. You can also try to use the BIOS setup tool to change the settings for IRQ reservations (if such options exist). The BIOS might have options to reserve certain IRQs for peripheral component interconnect (PCI) or ISA devices. 

Cause

The driver returned a failure when it executed the DriverEntry routine.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory. (Code 38)

Cause

The driver could not be loaded because a previous instance is still loaded.

Recommended Resolution

Restart your computer. From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot access this hardware because its service key information in the registry is missing or recorded incorrectly. (Code 40)

Cause

Information in the registry's service subkey for the driver is invalid.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

Cause

This problem occurs if you install a driver for a non-Plug and Play device, but Windows cannot find the device.

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because there is a duplicate device already running in the system. (Code 42)

Cause

A duplicate device was detected. This error occurs when a bus driver incorrectly creates two identically named sub-processes (known as a bus driver error), or when a device with a serial number is discovered in a new location before it is removed from the old location.

Recommended Resolution

Restart your computer. From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart.

Cause

One of the drivers controlling the device notified the operating system that the device failed in some manner.

Recommended Resolution

If you have already tried the "Try these steps first" section, check the hardware documentation or contact the manufacturer for more information about diagnosing the problem.

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Recommended Resolution

Restart your computer. From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart.

Full Error Message

Currently, this hardware deviceis not connected to the computer. To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer. (Code 45)

Cause

This error occurs if a device that was previously connected to the computer is no longer connected. To resolve this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

Recommended Resolution

No resolution is necessary. This error code is only used to indicate the disconnected status of the device and does not require you to resolve it. The error code resolves automatically when you connect the associated device to the computer.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot gain access to this hardware device because the operating system is in the processof shutting down. The hardware device should work correctly next time you start your computer. (Code 46)

Cause

The device is not available because the system is shutting down.

Recommended Resolution

No resolution is necessary. The hardware device should work correctly next time that you start the computer. This error code is only set when Driver Verifier is enabled and all applications have already been shut down.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot use this hardware device because it has been prepared for safe removal, but it has not been removed from the computer. To fix this problem, unplug this device from your computer and then plug it in again. (Code 47)

Cause

This error code occurs only if you used the Safe Removal application to prepare the device for removal, or pressed a physical eject button.

Recommended Resolution

Unplug the device from the computer, and then plug it back in. Restart your computer if that doesn't resolve the error. From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart

Full Error Message

The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)

Recommended Resolution

Contact the manufacturer of your hardware device to obtain the latest version or the updated driver. Then, install it on your computer.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot start new hardware devices because the system hive is too large (exceeds the Registry Size Limit). (Code 49)

Cause

The system hive has exceeded its maximum size and new devices cannot work until the size is reduced. The system hive is a permanent part of the registry associated with a set of files that contains information related to the configuration of the computer on which the operating system is installed. Configured items include applications, user preferences, devices, and so on. The problem might be specific devices that are no longer attached to the computer but are still listed in the system hive.

Recommended Resolution

Uninstall any hardware devices that you are no longer using.

  1. Set Device Manager to show devices that are no longer connected to the computer.

    • From Start, click Run.

    • In the Open box, type cmd. The Command Prompt window opens.

    • At the prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

  2. In Device Manager, click View, and then click Show hidden devices. You will now be able to see devices that are not connected to the computer.

  3. Select a non-present device. On the Driver tab, choose Uninstall.

  4. Repeat step 3 for any non-present devices that you are no longer using. Then restart your computer.

  5. Check the device Properties dialog box in Device Manager to see whether the error is resolved.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot apply all of the properties for this device. Device properties may include information that describes the device's capabilities and settings (such as security settings for example). To fix this problem, you can try reinstalling this device. However,we recommend that you contact the hardware manufacturer for a new driver. (Code50)

Recommended Resolution

Reinstall the device driver manually

  1. From Start, search for device manager and select Device Manager from the results.

  2. Right-click the device in the list.

  3. Select Uninstall from the menu that appears.

  4. After the device is uninstalled, choose Action on the menu bar.

  5. Select Scan for hardware changes to reinstall the driver.

Note You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver.  If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s website.

Full Error Message

This device is currently waiting on another device or set of devices to start. (Code 51).

Recommended Resolution

There is currently no resolution to this problem. To help diagnose the problem, examine other failed devices in the device tree that this device might depend on. If you can determine why another related device did not start, you might be able to resolve this issue.

Full Error Message

Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)

Cause

The driver may be unsigned or corrupted.

Recommended Resolution

Download the latest driver from the hardware manufacturer's website, or contact the manufacturer for help.

Full Error Message

This device has been reserved for use by the Windows kernel debugger for the duration of this boot session. (Code 53)

Recommended Resolution

Disable Windows kernel debugging to allow the device to start normally.

Cause

This is an intermittent problem code assigned while an ACPI reset method is being executed. If the device never restarts due to a failure, it will be stuck in this state and the system should be rebooted.

Recommended Resolution

Restart your computer.  From Start, click Shut Down, and then select Restart

When we get a new device and want to use it on our computer, primarily all peripheral devices work without any issue; however, there are a few devices or machines on which any device configuration fails and throw this device cannot start (code10) operation failed the requested operation was unsuccessful error.

If you face similar issues, apply the steps below on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computers.

15 Ways to Fix This Device Cannot Start. (code 10) {operation failed} Error

1) Restart the computer:

Restarting the device is one of the easiest ways to fix any system-related issue. It helps to delete broken kernel cached files, boots devices with the best Last Known Good Configuration settings and helps to unclog broken system issues.

  • To restart the Windows 10/11, go to Start -> Power -> Restart
  • Wait for the system to boot up completely
  • Check connected device performance; is it working correctly or not
  • If not, unplug the device, plug it back, and check again.

If the restarting device doesn’t resolve, this device cannot start (code10) operation failed the requested operation was an unsuccessful issue, and we will move to the next troubleshooting step.

2)Run Windows Troubleshooter:

Windows 10/11 has an inbuilt Troubleshooter that helps find and fix system files, reset services, and solve the update issue.

Windows Update Troubleshooter looks for all dependent services needed for Windows to run updates on the device, reset and check its performance.

If it can do so, it displays the message as an issue found and successfully resolved.

  • To run Windows Update Troubleshooter, go to Start -> In the Type here to search “Troubleshoot settings” -> enter.
  • At the bottom of the window, click on “Additional troubleshooters.”
  • Select “Hardware & Device” from the Getup and running section, and select “Hardware & Device.”
Get Up And Running Section
  • Click on the advanced option and select “Apply repair automatically” -> next.
  • Wait for the troubleshooter to complete scanning and perform a fix.

3)Update Device Driver:

The device driver acts as a bridge between Host OS, i.e., Windows and Hardware, and helps quickly transfer data and/or information.

  • To update device driver -> go to Start -> In the search box enter: Device Manager -> enter
  • The Device Manager window will open on the screen to locate the problematic device.
  • Right-click on the device -> Select Update driver
Update Driver Option
  • On the next screen, select “Search automatically for drivers.”
  • Let Windows look for a compatible driver for the device and install it on its own
  • If the program cannot find a compatible driver copy, move to the second option, “Browse my computer for drivers.”
  • Under this section, a copy (old version) of the device driver is present that will get installed and works with limited features. This can be further enhanced by installing the latest version of the driver from the manufacturer’s website.
  • Select “let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer” -> Select available driver -> Next
  • Wait for the driver to get installed, and it will display “Windows has successfully updated your drivers” once installed correctly.  

4)Rollback device driver:

In case the device was working correctly earlier and now stopped due to a recent software update. After downgrading, we have to roll back the driver and check how it works.

  • To rollback device driver -> go to Start -> In the search box enter: Device Manager -> enter
  • The Device Manager window will open on the screen, locate the problematic device.
  • Right-click on the device -> Select Properties
Roll Back Driver
  • Go to the Driver tab -> Select the “Rollback Driver” option
  • Wait for the software to remove the current driver and roll it back to the previous build
  • Restart the computer to complete the changes

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5) Uninstall and reinstall Device Driver:

If reverting the driver version to the previous build doesn’t solve the issue, we should try uninstalling and reinstalling is the next step.

  • Go to Start -> In the search box enter: Device Manager -> enter
  • The device Manager window will open on the screen, locate the problematic device
  • Right-click on the device -> Uninstall device; it will prompt “do you confirm uninstall” click “uninstall.”   
  • The driver will be removed, restart the machine for changes to update
  • After computer is booted, go back to Device Manager -> select the device -> right-click -> Update Driver
  • On the next screen, select “Search automatically for drivers” -> let Windows look for a compatible driver for the device and install it on its own.
  • Once the process is completed, restart the computer

6) Perform Windows Update:

The error code 10 can also be resolved by updating the machine to the latest Windows 10/11 version.

Apart from updating the default files, third-party updates for compatible devices can also be installed by following the below steps.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Advanced Windows Update option” -> enter.
  • The above step will open the Advanced options window, wherein enable “Receive updates for other Microsoft products when you update Windows.”
Advanced Windows Update Option
  • Now press the back button and click on “Check for Updates.”
Check For Updates In Windows 11
  • After the scan is completed, the user should see under “View optional updates” for all other products update that is available to install -> select the one you want to install and click on “Download and Install.”

7) Disable and Re-enable USB Controller:

All external devices plugged into USB ports are controlled by the USB Controller.

Due to driver or kernel issues, it fails to detect the connected device. In such cases, disabling and enabling the controller is recommended.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Device Manager” -> enter
  • Go to Universal Serial Bus Controller -> Select USB Controller -> Right-click “Disable device”
Disable And Enable USB
  • Restart the computer back on, go back to Device Manager and re-enable the device
  • Plug back the external device and check how it performs 

8)Install an older version of Device Driver:

Sometimes, the current driver version doesn’t go well with Windows, and installing an old driver solves the issue.

Download Old Version Of NVIDIA Driver
  • Go to the device manufacturer’s website, for example, NVIDIA
  • Search for the hardware and operating system on which it needs to be installed
  • From the list of device drivers for NVIDIA RTX 4000 GPU, pick the second most driver, download and install
  • Restart the computer for the changes to update, check device performance

9) Use System Restore Point:

When any new update or application is installed on Windows, it creates a restore point. This restore point is handy if something goes off, and revert is required to recover the system.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Create a Restore Point” -> enter.
  • The System Properties window will open on the screen -> select “System Restore.”
System Restore Point Option
  • In the System Restore window -> Next.
  • From the list of the restore point, select the latest RP and click Next to Finish
Select The Restore Point
  • Windows will restore the PC to an earlier date after the system restart
  • After the system restore is completed, go back to Device Manager -> select device -> Right-click -> Update driver

10) Use an external powered USB Device:

When an external peripheral device is connected, it draws lots of power from the USB port. Which sometimes causes an issue with the USB port itself, or the machine will not work.

In those selected cases, powering the external devices solves the problem.

If a user is using a device that is not detecting in Device Manager or throws, this device cannot start (code10) operation failed the requested operation was unsuccessful issue error; connecting the device to external power should solve the problem.

11) Fix by Editing Windows Registry:

Due to wear and tear in Windows Registry, it fails to add new device entries into it and causes error code 10.

In such a few cases, users can manually add registry entries that make Windows detect connected devices.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Regedit” -> enter
  • In Registry Window, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
Registry View
  • Here user will see a list of GUID entries; all peripheral device has a unique GUID that is a list here under the Class folder
  • In case a user is facing an issue with Keyboard, then look for its GUID value from the below list-> find the value in the Class folder -> Delete UpperFilters and LowerFilters file
Delete Few Registry Keys
  • Close Registry Editor Window and Restart the device. 
  • After the system restart, connect the device back and check how it works.
S NoGUID DeviceClass
 14d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318CD/DVD/Blu-ray drivesCDROM
 24d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Hard drivesDisk Drive
34d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Video adaptersDisplay
44d36e969-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Floppy controllersFDC
54d36e980-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Floppy drivesFloppy Disk
64d36e96a-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Hard drive controllersHDC
7745a17a0-74d3-11d0-b6fe-00a0c90f57daSome USB devicesHID Class
86bdd1fc1-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092fIEEE 1394 host controller1394
96bdd1fc6-810f-11d0-bec7-08002be2092fCameras and scannersImage
104d36e96b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318KeyboardsKeyboard
114d36e96d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318ModemsModem
124d36e96f-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Mice and pointing devicesMouse
134d36e96c-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Audio and video devicesMedia
144d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Network adaptersNet
154d36e978-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318Serial and parallel portsPorts
164d36e97b-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318SCSI and RAID controllersSCSI Adapter
174d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318System buses, bridges, etc.System
1836fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000USB host controllers and hubsUSB

12) Replace the Faulty Hardware:

There can be an issue with the hardware, connector or wire via which it is connected to a computer.

Replacing the connector or testing the faulty hardware on a second computer is recommended. This process helps narrow down whether there is an issue with hardware or the PC to which it is connected.

13) Reset Windows OS:

If nothing works and a Windows OS reinstallation is required in some cases. In such issues, resetting Windows is one of the options users can do before formatting the complete drive.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Reset this PC” -> enter.
  • Under settings -> Recovery -> select “Reset PC”
Reset Pc Option - this device cannot start
  • Select “Keep my files” and “Remove everything.”
Keep My Files Option
  • Once one of the above options is selected, the system will perform the task and boot back as a fresh Windows OS.
  • Users can now connect external devices, reinstall the device driver and check its performance.

14) Uninstall recent Windows Update:

We have seen cases where the computer starts to behave abnormally due to a recently installed Windows Update and causes multiple issues.

Removing those updates and configuring the hardware device sometimes solve the cases.

  • Go to the search bar on the bottom left-hand side of the Windows 10/11 screen; type in the search box as “Windows Update History” -> enter.
  • The update history window will list down all recently installed updates; scroll down -> select “Uninstall updates.”
  • A new window will open with a list of updates, select the updated user needs to remove ->, click on Uninstall option.
Uninstall Updates
  • Repeat the process for all similar Windows Update, once done restart the device
  • Connect back the hardware device and see how it works.

15) Reinstall Windows:

This is the last option a user can go for if none of the above options works.

To reinstall Windows, users can go to Microsoft Windows 10/11 official website -> download a fresh copy of Windows and install it directly or create a Media file.

After installing Windows, connect back to the hardware and see how the device works.

Conclusion:

We have tried to cover all available options that an end-user can go for to solve this device cannot start (code10) operation failed the requested operation was an unsuccessful issue.

Please let us know which option helped you resolve the issue with your device in the comment section below.

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This device cannot start Code 10 error [Solved]


This device cannot start. (Code 10)

The error code 10 is a common driver error. It indicates that the driver for the specific device is failing to load. Therefore, you can fix the problem by focusing on device drivers. Here you will learn how to fix the problem.


If you are in one of the following situations, try the easy tips first, which may work like a charm for you:

If you insert a PCI or ISA card into your computer (desktop PCs only), make sure it’s firmly seated in its slot. And make sure it’s plugged in and powered up.

If you are using an external device, try turning it off and then on again. And try plugging it to computer by using a different port.

Usually, for any device, uninstalling or update the driver would resolve the problem.


Method 1: Uninstall the driver

First, you can try to uninstall then reinstall the driver.  Follow these steps:

1) Go to Device Manager.

2) Locate the device that is causing the code 10 error. Right-click it and select Uninstall on the context menu. Note following screenshot is just for your reference. The device name will vary depending on the specific device.



3) When prompted to confirm the uninstallation, check the box next to “Delete the driver software for this device” and click the OK button.


4) Restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Method 2: Update the driver

Uninstalling the driver may resolve the problem. But if it doesn’t, you can try to update the driver. 

There are two ways you can get update the driver: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update the driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for the device that has the code 10 error, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your device, and your system, and it will download and install the driver correctly:

1)Downloadand install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click theScan Nowbutton. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3)Click the Update button next to the driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

After updating the driver manually or automatically, check to see if the code 10 error is resolved.

If you have any questions, please leave your comment below. We’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.

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Intel Management Engine Interface Driver Code 10 [Solved]

Driver Easy Free fixes ‘The Device cannot start Code 10’ error immediately!

If you see a yellow exclamation mark, or a question mark next to your Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI) device name in Device Manager, don’t panic, we’ve got some fixes for you. You might find it hard to believe, but this problem is not as serious as you think, and the fix for it could be as simple as pie. 

Try these fixes, one at a time

Here are 3 of the most effective methods for you to try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you. 

  1. Windows Update
  2. Manually reinstall driver
  3. Update the driver 

What is Intel Management Engine Interface (IMEI)? 

to make it easy to understand, we just need to cover the most basic information that you need to know about IMEI. Intel first came out with IMEI, started with older chipsets. Then IMEI evolved, now it’s called AMT (Active Management Technology). Basically, what it does is that it allows you to have remote control to a computer even if that computer doesn’t have an OS or is turned off. In this way, you will be able to configure and install the OS from a distance on the target computer, which could locate at the other side of the world. 

Method 1: Windows Update

First of all, you need to check to see if you have any updates or patches from Windows Update that you missed out on. If find any, please update them first before you proceed with the following steps. 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time, then click Update & security

2) Click Check for updates

If found any, please make sure you update all of the device drivers or patches. Then restart your computer. 

Method 2: Manually reinstall driver

The Code 10 error in Device Manager usually indicates driver error. In some cases, the driver error could be related to wrong driver installed. To fix it: 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time, click Device Manager

2) Click to expand System devices. Right-click Intel (R) Management Engine Interface and click Uninstall

3) When prompted with the uninstall confirmation, check the box for Delete the driver software for this device, and then click OK to continue. 

3) Reboot your computer. Windows will automatically help you update the correct driver once you restart. 

Method 3: Update the driver

If the above method doesn’t solve your problem, its’ likely that you’re using the wrong driver altogether. 

There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your video card and monitor: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your Intel Management Engine Interface drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for it, and searching for the most recent correct driver for each. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10. 

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. It’ll automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy. 

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged Intel Management Engine Interface driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

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Fixed: The Device Cannot Start (Code 10) - Graphics/Video Card

Jun. 24, 2022 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions

From time to time, users are encountering display adapters driver issue - “The device cannot start (Code 10)”. The code 10 error is one of the several device manager error codes such as code 43, code 52, code 31 and so on. It could apply to any devices but mostly appears on USB devices, network adapters, and sound cards. And it could appear on any system including Windows 10, Windows 8.1 / 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

error-code-10-video-card.jpg

Causes of Graphics Card Error Code 10 in Device Manager

1. The driver generates an error that the device manager cannot understand.

2. Outdated or corrupted drivers.

3. Conflicting devices.

4. Improper settings in BIOS.

How to Fix Display Adapters Error Code 10 in Device Manager?

Given the causes demonstrated above, you have the following solutions to fix the “The device cannot start (Code 10)" error of graphics/video card.

Solution 1: Uninstall and Reinstall the Display Adapters Driver

You can do the uninstall and reinstall manually or automatically using driver updating software like Driver Talent.

Manual guide:

1. Click Start menu and search "device manager" then press Enter to open the Device Manager.

2. Locate and expand "Display adapters".

3. Right click your graphics card, choose Properties.

4. Locate the Driver tab, then you have 5 options listed on the buttons: Driver Details, Update Driver, Roll Back Driver, Disable, Uninstall. Here we choose "Unisntall" to remove the driver.

uninstall-graphics-driver.png

5. In the confirmation box, click OK to continue.

Now you have completed the driver uninstall. Let's reinstall with the official driver by the following steps:

1. If you own a laptop, go to the laptop manufacture's website. The drivers are mostly located under Support. Then choose your laptop model, Windows system, and your device to locate the driver. Download it and install it on your laptop.

2. If you own a desktop, please check your display adapter manufacture, and go to the manufacture's website. Do as similarly in step 1.

After the driver reinstall, you need to restart your computer to let the driver change take effect.

Automatic guide:

To Uninstall and Reinstall display driver automatically, you need the help of driver update software. Let's take Driver Talent as the example to illustrate the steps.

Step 1: You need to download Driver Talent from the official website. Install it on your computer.

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Step 2: Launch it and click Scan. When done, it will list your drivers and corresponding status.

Step 3: Click Rescue Center, and choose Uninstall Drivers.

Step 4: Choose Display adaptersand click Uninstall.

uninstall-display-adapter-driver.png

Now you have removed the video card driver. Let's click Driver Status tab and click Rescan. Then it will identify the display driver as "Need to be repaired".Click Repair, then Driver Talent will install the display driver automatically. You can try several versions of the display driver from the driver list. Sometimes, the old driver could fix the code 10 error.

Solution 2: Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Press Windows + R to launch Run box.

Step 2. Type “regedit”into the Run dialog box and hit Enter to launch the Registry Editor.

open-regedit.jpg

Step 3. Navigate to: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class.

Step 4. Find {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} under the Class and click it to expand it.

Step 5. Find the registry values titled UpperFilters and LowerFilters in the right pane, then right click them and select Delete from the pop-up menu to delete them. Select Yes when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.

Note: If you don't see the UpperFilters registry value or the LowerFilters registry value, this method is not for you. And if there is just one of them on your registry, delete that one and move on.

Step 6. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Solution 3: Make Changes to Your BIOS

The Code 10 error is sometimes a result of not having the option "Assign IRQ to VGA" enabled in your motherboard system BIOS. So you can enable this option in your BIOS to fix the code 10 error.

Note: Making changes to your system BIOS can cause your computer to malfunction or become inoperable. If you are unsure how to make BIOS changes, please seek assistance from technician or your friends. If you are familiar with changing BIOS, please try to follow the steps below to proceed.

Step 1: Repeatedly click the “F1” or “Del” key on your keyboard as soon as you turn on your computer until it brings you to the system BIOS. If it failed to enter your system BIOS with this method, please consult your motherboard manufacturer for help.

Step 2: After you entered the system BIOS, search for the option “Assign IRQ to VGA”. Make sure it is enabled and save these settings.

Step 3: Exit the system BIOS and boot back into Windows.

Solution 4: Reinstall Or Restore the System

System reinstall should troubleshoot nearly all computer issues except the broken hardware issues. Please make a backup before doing system reinstall/restore to prevent data loss.

Solution 5: Replace the Video Card

If reinstalling system cannot fix this code 10 error, you may consider replacing the video card. Or you can take your computer to a repair store for help.

If you fixed “The device cannot start (Code 10)” error with the method above or a method that I don't mention on the above, please share it in the comment. It would help more people. Thank you for your sharing in advance.

Intel Management Engine Interface Driver Code 10 [Solved]

Driver Easy Free fixes ‘The Device cannot start Code 10’ error immediately!

If you see a yellow exclamation mark, or a question mark next to your Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI) device name in Device Manager, don’t panic, we’ve got some fixes for you. You might find it hard to believe, but this problem is not as serious as you think, and the fix for it could be as simple as pie. 

Try these fixes, one at a time

Here are 3 of app error 523 most effective methods for you to try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down until you find the one works for you. 

  1. Windows Update
  2. Manually reinstall driver
  3. Update the driver 

What is Intel Management Engine Interface (IMEI)? 

to make it easy to understand, we just need to cover the most basic information that you need to know about IMEI. Intel first came out with IMEI, started with older chipsets. Then IMEI evolved, now it’s called AMT (Active Management Technology). Basically, what it does is that it allows you 2012 loser error .aspx id have remote control to a computer even if that computer doesn’t have an OS or is turned off. In this way, you will be able to configure and install the OS from a distance on the target computer, cant start driver - error 2, which could locate at the other side of the world. 

Method 1: Windows Update

First of all, you need to check to see if you have any updates or patches from Windows Update that you missed out on. If find any, please update them first before you proceed with the following steps. 

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key trouble + in terrorist town steam I at the same time, then click Update & security

2) Click Check for updates

If found any, please make sure you update all of the device drivers or patches. Then restart your computer. 

Method 2: Manually reinstall driver

The Code 10 error in Device Manager usually indicates driver error. In some cases, the driver error could be related to wrong driver installed. To fix it: 

1) On your keyboard, cant start driver - error 2, press the Windows logo key and X at the same time, click Device Manager

2) Click to expand System devices. Right-click Intel (R) Management Engine Interface and click Uninstall

3) When prompted with the uninstall confirmation, check the box for Delete the driver software for this device, and then click OK to continue. 

3) Reboot your computer. Windows will automatically help you update the correct driver once you restart. 

Method 3: Update the driver

If the above method doesn’t solve your problem, its’ likely that you’re using the wrong driver altogether. 

There are two ways you can get the right drivers for your video card and monitor: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update your Intel Management Engine Interface drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for it, and searching for the most recent correct driver for each. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows 10. 

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your video and monitor drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. It’ll automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. 

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy, cant start driver - error 2. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy. 

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged Intel Management Engine Interface driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

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Question

Issue: How to fix Denuvo driver error code 2148204812?

Hello. Every time I try to open Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, I receive an error “Failed to start Denuvo driver. Error code: 2148204812.” I am not sure what I can do, so I would be grateful if you could help me with this. Thanks.

Solved Answer

Users typically receive Denuvo driver error 2148204812 on their Windows machines whenever they try to launch a game, such as Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 or Football Manager 2018. Nonetheless, some users reported that they received the error not only when launching games but also regular applications.

First of all, cant start driver - error 2, one might think that the Denuvo driver is a system or data flash error xerox component that allows a better performance of certain hardware (this is usually the purpose of a driver[1] on a Windows computer). However, cant start driver - error 2, the Denuvo driver is actually a piece of software responsible for DRM (Digital Rights Management).

DRM is a type of protection measure that is implemented by software developers to prevent piracy and unsolicited tampering with certain files or components of a program. Thus, for an app to be launched, the driver is meant to be initiated as well.

When something goes wrong, and it can't be launched, users might experience Denuvo driver error 2148204812 and would not be able to launch the game or app.

Speaking of reasons, there are several of those why players see this error. First of all, it could be software conflict (namely, Valorant's Vanguard anti-cheat engine). Thus, uninstalling it could solve the issue. In other cases, the error could be a sign of software piracy. Many users who pirated games reported the error.

Additionally, users also experienced the same error code with a different message, namely, “A certificate cant start driver - error 2 explicitly revoked by its issuer. Error code 2148204812. In this instance, the root cause of the issue differs completely, although it also has to do with the incorrect verification process of a certificate within a certain app. This error is more common within corporate environments (there could be problems with the signature issuer), hence we are not going to focus on it.

If you are having a problem with a game or another application, on the other hand, several fixes could be useful to you. As evident, we will not discuss solutions for pirated versions of games, as we do not support or tolerate illegal software use.

Before you proceed with the steps below, we strongly recommend running a scan with powerful PC repair software ReimageMac Washing Machine X9. It can fix the most common Windows issues, resolving BSODs, registry[2] errors, and other issues automatically.

Solution 1. Reinstall the game

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To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.

There are several ways how you can uninstall the game – you can use a game client such as Steam or simply remove the app via the Control Panel. You can use the Apps and Features section to make it easy:

  • Right-click on Start and pick Apps and Features
  • Find the game from the list and select Uninstall > Uninstall
  • Restart your PC
  • Re-download and install the game anew.

Solution 2. Uninstall Vanguard/Valorant

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To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.

If you use Valorant on the same computer where you receive the error code 2148204812, it could be due to the software conflict. Vanguard is Valorant's anti-cheat engine installed at the kernel – highest – level (which is essentially a rootkit and has been heavily criticized for security and privacy reasons).

If you are not currently playing Valorant, you should uninstall the game and the anti-cheat fully and see that that helped you solve the issue. Here's how:

  • Open system tray
  • Right-click on Vanguard icon and select Exit Vanguard
  • Open Apps and Features and find Riot Vanguard entry
  • Select Uninstall > Uninstall
  • When User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  • Restart your system.

Solution 3. Uninstall the latest Windows update [workaround]

Fix it now!Fix it now!

argc + is error To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.

Some users said that they started experiencing the error after a Windows update. In such a case, cant start driver - error 2, uninstalling the latest update could help you solve the issue. Keep in mind that this is not always possible due to time limitations. It is also not recommended to keep your system outdated due to software vulnerabilities,[3] so you should not consider this method as a permanent solution.

  • Type Control Panel in Windows search and hit Enter
  • Go to Programs > Uninstall a program
  • Select View installed updates on the left
  • Sort all the installed updates by date
  • Right-click on the newest installment and pick Uninstall
  • Once done, restart your PC.

Solution 4. Contact game support

Fix it now!Fix it now!

To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.

As we previously mentioned, if you are using an illegal version of an app or a game, you won't find answers for that here, and this method will not work for you. Otherwise, contacting the technical support of the game that is not launching is one of the best solutions you can get.

Every game has a technical support team that could be contacted in one way or another – emails are usually used. Thus, find a genuine support email and write a message to staff – you might have to provide a game verification code/purchase receipt to receive the help, however.

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How to Fix Code 10 Errors

The Code 10 error is one of several Device Manager error codes. It's generated when Device Manager can't start the hardware device, a situation usually caused by outdated or corrupted drivers.

A device may also receive a Code 10 error if a driver generates an error that Device Manager doesn't understand. In other words, a Code 10 error can sometimes be a very generic message indicating some kind of unspecified driver or hardware problem.

The Code 10 error could apply to any hardware device in Device Manager, though most Code 10 errors appear on USB and audio devices.

Any of Microsoft's operating systems could experience a Code 10 Device Manager error including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more.

The Code 10 Error

The Code 10 error will almost always display in the following way:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Details on Device Manager error codes like Code 10 are available in the Device Status area in the device's properties.

Device Manager error codes are exclusive to Device Manager. If you see the Code 10 error elsewhere in Windows, chances are it's a system error code or software-specific error, which you should not troubleshoot as a Device Manager issue.

How to Fix a Code 10 Error

  1. Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.

    There's always the chance that the error Code 10 was caused by some temporary problem in Device Manager or with the hardware. If so, a reboot, like in many situations, might fix it.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before the Code 10 error appeared? If so, it's possible that the change you made caused the error.

    Undo the change if you can, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 10 error, cant start driver - error 2.

    Depending on what happened, some solutions might include:

    • Removing or reconfiguring the newly installed device
    • Rolling back the driver to a version prior to your update
    • Using System Restore to undo recent Device Manager related changes
    • Reinstall the drivers for the device. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers for the device is a likely solution to a Code 10 error.

    If a USB device is generating the Code 10 error, uninstall every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers hardware category in Device Manager as part of the driver reinstall. This includes any USB Mass Storage Device, USB Host Controller, and USB Root Hub.

    Properly reinstalling a driver, cant start driver - error 2, as in the instructions linked above, isn't the same as simply updating a driver. A full driver reinstall involves completely removing the currently installed driver and then letting Windows install it over again from scratch.

  3. Update the drivers for the device. It's also very possible that installing the latest drivers for the device could correct the Code 10 error, even if these drivers were previously functional.

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

    Be sure to check for the latest drivers from your computer and device manufacturer (if applicable) since one may have a more recent driver available than the other.

  4. Install the latest Windows updates. Microsoft often releases patches for Windows, and some computers don't have the latest service packs installed, either of which might contain a fix for the Code 10 error.

  5. Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters values in the registry. Two particular values in the Windows Registry could be corrupted, causing the error.

    While this isn't a very common solution to a Code 10 issue, it is for many other Device Manager error codes. Don't be afraid to try this if the previous ideas haven't worked.

  6. Try an older driver version, cant start driver - error 2 one for the previous version of Windows. Almost all manufacturers continue to provide previously available drivers on their websites.

    This trick doesn't work to fix Code 10 errors very often, and when it does, it probably means that the latest driver provided by the manufacturer has serious problems, but it's worth a shot before trying the next few steps.

    Try visiting the DriverHub website to install an older driver if you can't find it on the manufacturer's website.

  7. Purchase a powered USB hub if input/output error 5 5.0.1 Code 10 error is showing up for a USB device.

    Here Are the Best USB Hubs, Tested by Our Experts

    Some USB devices require more power than the USB ports in your computer can give it. Plugging those devices into a powered USB hub circumvents that issue.

  8. Replace the hardware. A problem with the hardware device itself might be causing the Code 10 error, in which case replacing the hardware is your next logical step.

    Another possibility, while not very likely, is that the device isn't compatible with your version of Windows. You can always check the Windows HCL to be sure.

  9. If you're positive that a hardware problem isn't causing the Code 10 error, you could try a repair install of Windows. If that doesn't work, try a clean install of Windows. We don't recommend doing either before you replace the hardware, but you might have to give them a try if you're out of other options.

Please let us know if you've fixed a Code 10 error using a method not listed above. We'd like to keep this page as accurate as possible.

Need More Help?

If you don't want to fix this problem yourself, read our article How Do I Get My Computer Fixed? for a full list of support options, plus help with everything along the way like figuring out repair costs, getting your files off, choosing a repair service, and a whole lot more.

FAQ

  • Unplug all of your USB devices then shut down your PC, cant start driver - error 2. After a few minutes, power on your PC, cant start driver - error 2. Plug one USB device at a time to make sure they each work. If one device triggers the error, try some additional troubleshooting on that specific device.

  • USB Type C connectors is a variant of the USB connector. Its shape is a small, thin oval in appearance and is not "keyed" (usable on either side). It supports newer USB formats 3.2 and 3.1 but is also backward compatible.

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Error Codes for Intel Graphics Driver Versions 27.20.10.9466 and Older

Installer Exit CodesError CodeTitle
MeaningValue in log file0xA001Invalid command cant start driver - error 2 invalid command line switch or argument was used when installing the driver. Please verify command line switches or arguments and try again.  Here is a list of supported switches:  -s    Silently install  -b - Reboots the system after installation

Must be used in conjunction with the -s switch

  

-overwrite - Forces a driver downgrade. Does not display the downgrade prompt.

  -ver - Displays the version of the drivers in the install package.  -report <path> - <Path> is the folder in which to place the log file

<Path> can optionally include a filename with an extension

  -g <lcid> - The language with code <lcid> is used for the UI

invalid <lcid> will default to English

  -? - Displays help dialog 0xA002The user is not an administrator.2 The user is not logged into Windows as an administrator or with administrator privileges. The user's privileges are not sufficient to complete this installation. Please use an account with administrator privileges or contact your system administrator for assistance. 0xA003The operating system version is not supported for this product.3 The driver you are attempting to install does not support the version of operating system you are currently installing on. Check the Release Notes or ReadMe files within the accompanying driver for supported operating system versions. This could be the case if attempting to install a Windows® 10 driver on an older operating system or an older driver on the latest Windows version. 0xA005No devices were found that match the devices supported by the driver.5 The driver you are attempting to install does not support your hardware. This can happen if you are attempting to install a new driver on older hardware, an  old driver on a newer hardware, cant start driver - error 2 on hardware from a unsupported manufacturer. Check the Release Notes or ReadMe files within the accompanying driver for supported hardware devices. 0xA007The driver downgrade was refused by the user.7 The driver you are attempting to install is older than the currently installed driver. You have chosen not to continue the installation. 0xA009The installation was canceled by the user.9 You have cancelled the installation before the installation process was completed. 0xA00AAnother installation is already active.10 An installation has been detected as already in progress, cant start driver - error 2. Please wait for the installation process to complete before attempting to begin another installation. 0xA00BAn error occurred during the extraction of installation files.11 Installation files are compressed to minimize file size. Prior to installation, the files are decompressed to a temporary location, then installation begins. If that process fails, the installation cannot proceed. Please attempt installation again and cant start driver - error 2 the error continues, download the package again. If the issue reoccurs, contact Intel Customer Support. [Web address] 0xA00CNothing to do.12 An unspecified installation failure has been detected and the installation has exited. Please attempt installation again and if the error continues, download the package again. If the issue reoccurs, contact Intel Customer Support. 0xA00DA system restart is needed before setup can continue.13 When installing a driver, system files are modified and installed. Some of these files are currently in use by the operating system and cannot be modified until the operating system releases them. Please reboot the system to release the files and attempt installation again. 0xA00ESetup has completed successfully but a system restart is required.14 When installing a driver, system files are modified and installed. Some of these files are currently in use by the operating system and cannot be modified until the operating system releases them. Please reboot the system to release the files and attempt installation again. 0xA00FSetup has completed successfully and a system restart has been initiated.15 When installing a driver, system files are modified and installed. Some of these files are currently in use by the operating system and cannot be modified until the operating system releases them. You have chosen to reboot the system and the operating system shut down is currently in process. 0xA010An invalid installation path is preventing installation.16 The installation path does not exist or cannot be accessed. This could be due to lack of privileges or an invalid system, share, or folder name. Please verify the installation path is valid and you have sufficient privileges to access it. 0xA011Error while installing driver.17 An unspecified installation failure has been detected and the installation has exited. Please attempt installation again and if the error continues, download the package again. If the issue reoccurs, cant start driver - error 2, contact Intel Customer Support. Win32 error codeGeneral installation failure.255 An unspecified installation failure has been detected and the installation has exited. Please attempt installation again and if the error continues, download the package again. If the issue reoccurs, contact Intel Customer Support. 

This device cannot start Code 10 error [Solved]


This device cannot start. (Code 10)

The error code 10 is a common driver error. It indicates that the driver for the specific device is failing to load. Therefore, you can fix the problem by focusing on device drivers. Here you will learn how to fix the problem.


If you are in one of the following situations, try the easy tips first, which may work like a charm for you:

If you insert a PCI or ISA card into your computer (desktop PCs only), make sure it’s firmly seated in its slot. And make sure it’s plugged in and powered up.

If you are using an external device, try turning it off and then on again. And try plugging it to computer by using a different port.

Usually, for any device, uninstalling or update the driver would resolve the problem.


Method 1: Uninstall the driver

First, you can try to uninstall then reinstall the driver.  Follow these steps:

1) Go to Device Manager.

2) Locate the device that is causing the code 10 error. Right-click it and select Uninstall on the context menu. Note following screenshot is just for your reference. The device name will vary depending on the specific device.



3) When prompted to confirm the uninstallation, check the box next to “Delete the driver software for this device” and click the OK button.


4) Restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.

Method 2: Update the driver

Uninstalling the driver may resolve the problem. But if it doesn’t, you can try to update the driver. 

There are two ways you can get update the driver: manually or automatically.

Manual driver update – You can update the driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for the device that has the code 10 error, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system.

Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the internal error - false, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your device, and your system, and it will download and install the driver correctly:

1)Downloadand install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click theScan Nowbutton, cant start driver - error 2. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

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3)Click the Update button next to the driver to automatically download and install the correct version of that driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

After updating the driver manually or automatically, check to see if the code 10 error is resolved.

If you have any questions, please leave your comment below. We’d love to hear of any ideas or suggestions.

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