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External hard drive "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rachelclark21, Oct 15, 2009.

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  1. rachelclark21

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    I have an older 80 gig WD external hard drive that has worked fine until this morning when I turned on my computer and it wasnt showing up when I looked in my computer. So I went into device manage and it says this "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"

    I tried unistalling, and then plugging it back in. I tried looking for updates. Anything I could think of, but still not able to access anything. It has ALL my music on it and I really really want to be able to get to it.

    If I cant get it to work is it possible to transfer data from this one to a new one??
     
  2. Blackmirror

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    Have you tried a different usb port ?
     
  3. rachelclark21

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    yeah, i've tried all 4 on my laptop.....
     
  4. Blackmirror

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    Can you try it on another pc ?
     
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    not another machine with vista. the only other machine in the house is a mac. should i try it anyways??
     
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    i just tried it on another laptop and got the same results :mad:
     
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