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Maxtor External HD - The device cannot start. (Code 10)

Maxtor 3200 X HD

I've had it over a year and now it won't show in my drives. The PC recognizes it, but says there was an error installing the device. I have tried power cycling the device and rebooting the PC many times. I've gone to the device manager and uninstalled and reinstalled the device. Have tried updating drivers. The exact error it keeps coming up with when going to device manager is "The device cannot start. (Code 10)".

I feel nauseous - there is a lot of stuff on there. I am having the very same problem. I have done everything that R2D2ME2 has done and am very frustrated. I hope you can help. Code 20 also

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  • magapatwa Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same problem - "The device cannot start. (Code 10) problem" and have also done the uninstall/reinstall.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I have the same problem
    I tried uninstalling, restarting, troubleshoot.... etc. I have had mine for over 3 years and it doesnt read on my laptop or my computer..... I have a lot of stuff on it.... and still can't get it to work! Help!

  • FOREMAN1172 Apr 07, 2009

    My Computer while running the same maxtor 3200 200gb will not allow windows to start it stops on the black BIOS screen saying diskette drive 0 seek failure then i unplug the drive and restart the dell Comp and it boots up fine. ive done about everything on the seagate site. i get the hardware was recognized pop up by my clock but its not showing the drive in "my computer" and always says code 10 in the device manager i got tons of stuff very important on mine and dont have a clue what to do.???? please someone email me with an running XPsp2 in a dell dimension 3000 with cable service???? im lost ive tried about everything possible and this thing worked fine until i moved and went to plug it back in.. green light is on has power and all plugged in???????????

  • pauze4nyc Apr 15, 2009

    This is getting so frustrating. Almost my entire drive is full, and I can't access any of the information. I truly do hope my maxtor device isn't dead. If anyone has a solution, please help. I'm almost to the point that I will have to re-format my hard drive to see if that works..... HELP!

  • FOREMAN1172 May 11, 2010

    im runnin sp2 still i figured out, but havent changed power supply due to im not getting any clicking from the maxtor drive just a green light solid and windows wont go past phoenix bios screen until i unplug the maxtor 3200..canot feel it runnig or grinding or anything just a solid green light... but when i plug it in the add hardware recognizes it there with a "ding" but i still have the YELLOW exclamation point in device manager. thought id add this to see if i can try anyhting else or should i try the power supply swap? ive been trying off and on to get this maxtor to work again for months now.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this device plugged into a Windows XP computer or Vista?



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I had a similar problem with my pc( OS=XP SP2) with the same external drive model. I was able to solve it by downloading and installing WindowsXP-KB908673-x86-ENU Hotfix Package from Microsoft Corporation. I hope it works for you.

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The device will not start...I have tried unplugging...plugging back in. Uninstalling and reinstalling. Keep getting the same yellow quotation mark on my Device Manager... Please help..have lots of pictures and info on the device.

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