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Cannot read external hard drive

It is like the drive never existed.  I get a code 10 error in the device manager.

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    the drive of the external USB 2.0 GB Hard Drive cannot be displayed nor read.

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The IDE controller on the drive pcb or the enclosure has failed. Switching the enclosure should do it.



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My Hitachi Simpledrive Mini 250 suddenly quit....when I lookein the device manager it said Code 10, would not start????


Sounds like a disk error and it cant read the start of the drive. If it still detects it you might be able to repair it with a partition recovery or partition repair tool available online.

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Dvd player doesn t work


The Code 10 error is one of several Device Manager error codes. 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: How To View a Device's Status in Device Manager.
Important: 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 which you should not troubleshoot as a Device Manager issue.
Cause of the Code 10 Error
A Code 10 error is generated when Device Manager can't start the hardware device, a situation usually caused by outdated or corrupted drivers.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.
Error Code 10 Troubleshooting
1.Restart your computer if you haven't done so already.
There is always the chance that the error Code 10 you're seeing on a device was caused by some temporary problem in Device Manager or with the hardware. If so, a reboot might fix the Code 10 error.

2.Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before the Code 10 error appeared? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 10 error.
Undo the change if you can, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 10 error.
Depending on the changes you made, some solutions might include:
•Remove or reconfigure the newly installed device.
•Roll back the driver to a version prior to your update.
•Use System Restore to undo recent Device Manager related changes.
3.Reinstall the drivers for the device. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the drivers for the device is a likely solution to a Code 10 error.
Important: 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.

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A lot of my favorite music is on my flash drive,error code 43 message


Code 43 Error Message

The Code 43 error is one of several Device Manager error codes. The Code 43 error will almost always display in the following way:

"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

Details on Device Manager error codes like Code 43 are available in the Device Status area in the device's properties


rror Code 43 Troubleshooting

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

    There is always the chance that the error Code 43 you're seeing on a device was caused by some temporary problem with the hardware. If so, a restart of your computer might fix the Code 43 error.

    Note: Some users have also reported that powering off their computer completely (not just a reset) and then turning it back on has corrected their Code 43 issue, especially if it exists on a USB device. In the case of a laptop, turn it off and remove the battery, wait a few minutes, and then put the battery back in and start the computer.

  2. Did you install a device or make a change in Device Manager just before the Code 43 error appeared? If so, it's very possible that the change you made caused the Code 43 error.

    Undo the change if you can, restart your PC, and then check again for the Code 43 error.

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Problem installing broadcom netxtreme gigabit NIC in windows server 2003 R2 standard, the driver doesn't load, error code 38


Determine Correct Driver Click Here



1: Uninstall any unwanted programs.... (make sure/Try to Clear your Hard Drive more than 50% as free)
2: Update virus software
3:Restart Computer IN Safe Mode
4: Run Virus Scan
5: Restart in Safe Mode
6: Uninstall Existing Driver Software From Device manager
7: Restart computer in normal mode
8: Start>Run> type %temp% and hit run.
9: Delete all files in this folder....
10:Restart Computer
11: DEFRAG
13: Restart COmp.

14:Install Driver


>Troubleshooting for Error 38
The error message for this error appears as: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware because a previous instance of the device driver is still in memory."
This error occurs when a previously loaded driver is preventing the new driver from loading. To fix this error follow these instructions.

  • Reboot Your PC
  • Open the Device Manager and in the device Properties box, select the General tab.
  • Properties Uninstall(Right Click Mouse) / Disable(In Property)
  • Restart PC
  • reinstall /enable
  • Once you have followed the instructions throughly, reboot your PC




Hope this make you Better Conclusion....Thanks for Using FixYa.....

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I have a slimtype dvd a ds8a2s a ata device that I get a code 10 device cannot start message in device manager I have tried to re-install the driver and downloaded any updated drivers and get same message


From your description I understand that the DVD drive is not working and you have code 10 error in device manager.
Do not worry, run the following fix on the pc and then restart the notebook.

http://www.techiesspot.com/filez/cddvdfix.reg

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Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170a ata device. Cannot start code 10 error? any ideas why.


Possible cause of the problem:

1. Error 10 means that the drive driver is not properly or not installed in your computer.
2. You drive is broken.

Solutions:
1. Replug your drive wiring's inside the computer casing.
2. Check in the Device Manager in your computer if there is conflict in your drive. Go to Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager to do this.

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HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T40L ATA DEVICE has run problem error code 39


1. Using Device Manager

To fix this error, first try to update the driver from the Device Manager. To open Device Manager, right-click My Computer on your Desktop, and then on the Hardware tab, select the Device Manager button.

In the Device Manager window, identify the CD or DVD drive item (with Yellow exclamation mark), right-click on it and select Update Driver. Follow the screen instructions to update the device driver and restart your PC.
if can't try this:

2.To fix the error by editing the registry, perform the following
steps:

1. Exit and close all applications currently running on your PC.
2. On Start > Run type Regedit and press the Enter key.
3. Next, navigate to the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
4. Delete any of the following registry entries if they exist under this key:
* LowerFilters
* LowerFilters.bak
* UpperFilters
* UpperFilters.bak

5. Restart your PC and open My Computer to ensure that the CD-ROM drive is visible.
6. Also, open the Device Manager again to ensure that the yellow exclamation mark and the error code is now gone.
7. Restart your PC and open My Computer to ensure that the CD-ROM drive is visible.
8. Also, open the Device Manager again to ensure that the yellow exclamation mark and the error code is now gone

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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.

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Error code 10 and 39


A Code 10 error usually occurs due to:
Missing device driver
Malfunctioning device driver
Incomplete device driver files

to fix it..........
updating the device driver for the faulty device

1st) To update the driver, select the System option from the Control Panel.
2nd) In the System Properties dialog box, select the Hardware tab,
3rd) select the Device Manager button.
4th) Scroll through the Device Manager window and identify the faulty hardware device.
5th) Right-click on this device and then select the Update Driver command. Next, follow the screen instructions to update the driver of the selected device.

Nov 09, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dvd rw


Hi,
Please go through the below provide steps.
Fixing Code 39 Error
If your CD-ROM drive is not visible in My Computer, you may see the following error message displayed with the CD or DVD drive item in your Device Manager. (Steps to open Device Manager are discussed later in the article.)
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"
Using Device Manager
To fix this error, first try to update the driver from the Device Manager. To open Device Manager, right-click My Computer on your Desktop, and then on the Hardware tab, select the Device Manager button.
In the Device Manager window, identify the CD or DVD drive item (with Yellow exclamation mark), right-click on it and select Update Driver. Follow the screen instructions to update the device driver and restart your PC.
Using Registry Editor
If updating the driver does not resolve the problem, it indicates that there is a problem in the registry. To fix this problem, you may have to remove a few keys from the registry.
Note: Be careful while working with the registry editor because changes done to the registry using the Registry Editor are irreversible and mistakes can leave you with more problems than when you started. Therefore, it is recommended that you make a backup of the registry before proceeding with the changes.
After you have removed the registry keys listed below, you will have to reinstall all applications that you use for CD or DVD recording to make them work properly.
To fix the error by editing the registry, perform the following steps:
  1. Exit and close all applications currently running on your PC.
  2. On Start > Run type Regedit and press the Enter key.
  3. Next, navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  4. Delete any of the following registry entries if they exist under this key:
    • LowerFilters
    • LowerFilters.bak
    • UpperFilters
    • UpperFilters.bak
  5. Restart your PC and open My Computer to ensure that the CD-ROM drive is visible.
  6. Also, open the Device Manager again to ensure that the yellow exclamation mark and the error code is now gone.
  7. Restart your PC and open My Computer to ensure that the CD-ROM drive is visible.
  8. Also, open the Device Manager again to ensure that the yellow exclamation mark and the error code is now gone.
Thank you........

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