Your computer generates this error when it fails to start a recently connected hardware device. It may occur when your computer fails to recognize the device, or it encounters compatibility, driver installation problems.
THIS DEVICE CANNOT START. (CODE 10)
You’re just 3 steps away from fixing this problem…
1. Download and install the Diagnostic
2. Run full scan
3. Perform system clean-up & repair
Estimated download time: 10 Seconds
Update Device Drivers
In most of the cases reported, this issue was caused due to outdated device drivers – software that facilitate communication between your operating system and hardware. Update the device drivers using the Free Wise Driver Care. Restart your computer after successful completion.
Install Windows Updates
Grab latest updates from Microsoft to ensure your computer recognizes and communicates with the newly connected hardware. Windows 10 regularly checks for updates, however, you may conduct a manual scan as shown below:
1. Click Start; select the Settings icon.
2. Click Update & Security icon.
3. Click the Windows Update tab.
4. Click on Check for Updates.
Download Driver Updates from Vendor’s Website
If Windows Update fails to obtain required updates for your hardware, you might want to visit the vendor’s website and check the Drivers & Downloads section. Select the Windows version (Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8) and system type (32/ 64 bit) you’re currently using. Run the downloaded setup and follow the on-screen instructions.
1. Press Windows Key + X; choose Run.
2. Type RegEdit and click OK.
3. It opens up a new window.
4. Locate the following subkey:
5. You have now a long list of subkeys.
6. Determine the class GUID is corresponding the newly connected hardware. Expand it.
7. Delete the following strings: (Right click > Delete)
8. Close the Registry Editor, and restart your computer.
Reinstall the Driver
When a device driver malfunction arises, Device Manager shows a yellow color exclamation mark. It helps to identify and reinstalling the impaired driver.
1. Press Windows Key + X; select the Device Manager.
2. Expand the top node.
3. Click View | Show hidden devices.
4. Do you see any drivers with a yellow color exclamation mark? Right-click such driver(s), select Uninstall.
Rollback the Driver
The rollback feature restores a previous working version of your driver. The steps to restore previous driver version are as under:
1. Open the Device Manager window, and show hidden devices.
2. Right click the driver you’d like to rollback; choose Properties.
3. Click the Driver tab, and then Rollback Driver button.