If you have plugged in a USB device (or other mass storage device) into a computer and it doesn’t work, you click on the yellow exclamation mark beside the USB device and get something like:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

To fix this problem, you should rule out the issue with the device itself. First, you can plug the USB into another computer to see if it works on it. If it does not work there, you can save the time from fixing the wrong device and switch a USB.

However, if the USB device works in another good-shape computer, then This device cannot start. (Code 10) the problem lies with the configuration of the computer where the device did not work.

 How to fix Code 10 error generated by USB device

1. Go to start menu, type device manager in the search box, and click on the top result.

2. Device manager opens, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers section.

3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.

4. Reboot your computer, and allow the computer to reinstall the USB controllers.

5. Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.

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