Question about Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive

1 Answer

Code 10 my maxtor III stoped working i dont know why when i look in the device manager it just says device cannont open code 10 i dont know what this means i have very limited acess to the internet because im deployed in iraq at the moment please help im more upset about the files on the hard drive than the hard drive itself

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 382 Answers
Re: code 10

Windows error code 10 indicates a hardware error or failed driver installation. This error may appear if a device has insufficient power to operate correctly (e.g. plugged into a bus powered hub with other devices), or may indicate a more serious hardware problem. Also, it may be indicative of USB root hub drivers being incorrectly installed.

Keep me posted.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition series ...i have a I/O device error and dont want to open...

If your external harddrive came with software, you may want to reinstall it. If not you may have to go the the website for the Maxtor One Touch 3 and download the driver for the unit.

You may also want to open the device manager and check to see if your usb port is having trouble. More than likely it is the driver itself>

Feb 19, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

2 Answers

I dropped my Maxtor 3200 Hard Drive. now it makes a soft humm instead of its ususal whir. I checked in my device manager and it gives me a code 10. The Maxtor website says to buy a...

a hard drive is a plate between to feelers. if a feeler is bend it will sound strange. but the problem is unless you know someone who has fixed one of these dont open yourself as you will lose everything on you harddrive if you make a mistake.

Dec 09, 2009 | Maxtor BASICS Personal Storage 3200...

1 Answer

My Maxtor 3200 ext. drive which I had for one year now (no pbs.) not being recognized by my system and I see a Code 10 error in the Device Manager.

first you can use your troubleshooter in your device manager to find out what that code 10 error is or you can go to the maxtor website in the support or troubleshoot section and tell them your code 10 error,it might be a driver needs to be updated.

Dec 05, 2008 | Maxtor Personal Storage 3200 (U01E200) 200...

1 Answer

Maxtor 80gb hard disk not dtecting

You might want to try downloading this fix from Microsoft., as your first line of attack.  The problem seems to be within your usb 2.0 hub on your computer.  See if this helps.
Thanks for posting.

Dec 01, 2008 | Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Will not open

go to device manager in control panel and scan for hardware changes


Sep 01, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

1 Answer

Code 10. The device cannot start

Go to, Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. See if the drive starts under Disk Management.
I sounds like the drive enclosure is shot. You may need just a case. Click this link:

Or you can get the whole unit and swap out the drives so you won't lose your data.

Aug 02, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

3 Answers

Maxtor One Touch III mini drive problem

Please connect your hdd and go to disk management right click on my computer on the desktop g to manage and iskmanagement ..
check your hard disk is listed there or no if yes check it have drive letter if no please right click and add drive leter.if its there then check it has a format like it writng ntfs or fat32 if there then rigt click on the left hand side pan and say reactivate if still dosent work may be u need to format it. or use a third party software like hard disk regenerator or mac disk worior...

Jun 01, 2008 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition (R01E100)...

1 Answer

Device not working

Most of the time when you get error messages like this it is due too drivers. Now in order to determine this issue I need to know what type of computer you have, OS installed on it, how old the PC etc. Please advise!

Nov 25, 2007 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

1 Answer

Bought NEW MAXTOR ONETOUCH III (No software included???)

Tell Rey Barcelo that the Installation software is on the hard disk
inside of his Maxtor OT Mini III 80 GB. There is no physical CD.
It's all on the hard drive inside of the device. I had my computer
expert look at it and now the device is working normally.
A lot of Kudos to you for steering me in that direction.

Nov 08, 2007 | Maxtor OneTouch A01B080 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Need to format

Hi, You can try: 1. Open your "My Computer" and determine which of your HDs is the Maxtor III, say "E" or "F"; 2. Right click on the Maxtor III; 3. Click on "Format"; 4. On the File System, select FAT 32; 5. Click on "Start" Of course formatting your HD will delete its content. Alternately, you can: a. Open a command prompt window (type "cmd" in "Run"; b. type "format E: /fs:FAT32" assuming your PC assigned the drive letter "E" to the Maxtor III; c. hit "Enter" If for some reason this will not work, you may have to likewise delete the partition first. A handy 3rd party utility for the partition/format of a hard disk is Partition Magic. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turns out or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Oct 04, 2007 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB External USB 2.0 Portable 120 GB IDE Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

617 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maxtor Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you a Maxtor Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides