Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Post by Tibelia » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 14:24:20

The subject line has been my life's misery for the past 3 days trying to get
my Lenovo T60 to recognize the Zune Music Player.

I have tried - reinstalling the software, uninstalling the USB Hubs, spent
hours on the phone being a tennis ball in a grand slam between Zune
Helpline, Microsoft Helpline and the Lenovo/ IBM helpline with each passing
the buck/ blame to the other.

The device and the cable seem to be OK - as they work fine on another Compaq
Presario V3000 series laptop.

The T60 has 500mA USB power as shown in the Device Manager and thats
identical to the ones on the Compaq. But whatever I do, nothing seems to get
rid of this problem with the Code 10. The device hardware driver
installation fails and the Zune sits with a yellow exclamation mark in the
Portable Devices tab of the Device Manager with "Device cannot be started
(Code 10)" error.

Same problem observed with a Canon S1 IS powershot camera - which also fails
to get recognized to download pictures via USB.

Any ideas??

Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Post by dean-dea » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 15:27:57

Try this:

Remove and reinstall all USB controllers.
To remove and reinstall all USB controllers, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and click Control Panel, and then click Device
2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers
node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
4. Restart the computer, and then allow the computer to reinstall the
USB devices.
5. Plug in the removable devices.



Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Post by justbob3 » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 15:33:40

Is the firewall configured to allow it?

Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Post by ZnJlZGR » Sat, 28 Jul 2007 20:42:02


Perhaps you have a USB device driver recognition issue that can be resolved
by deleting the INFCACHE.1 file. It can get corrupted with bad data and
cause issues like you MAY have. The file is located at: C:\Windows\inf.
There, scroll down to the INFCACHE.1 file and right click it and select
delete. To do this, you will likely have to give yourself permission to
delete it, because of Windows built-in security. Just right click the file,
select Properties and then click on the security tab. Let us know whether
this procedure does anything. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. It
does no harm to delete that file, even when it has nothing to do with the

Device Cannot Start (Code 10)

Post by Tibelia » Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:18:09

Hi Freddy,
Thanks for your time. I tried this method after reading up on some bazillion
websites before coming here! But no luck.

But..... but!! I did a clean re-install of Vista Business using the weekend
and the Zune is working now. I guess there was something wrong with the OS
install in the first case.