Tips to fix Code 10 error
What is Code 10 error and what are the causes and symptoms related to it? How can the error be fixed?
Error code 10 is the default error code of Device Manager. When you are trying to access the device it would show you this error code 10. It might be due to several reasons. It is seen that if there is no FailReasonString value in the hardware key of the device that would cause the error 10. After that the device would not start. If there are issues with memory allocations of the hardware device, this error would be created. If there are any uninstallation issues, they would also cause such error code 10. The outdated diver might be the other cause of the error code 10.
The various tips to fix error code 10 are mentioned below:
- Using troubleshooting wizard
- Update drivers for the device
- Keep the system virus free
Using troubleshooting wizard
When you get the error code 10 you have to firstly run troubleshooting wizard. To do that, take the Device Manger. In that all the devices would be listed. Next you would select the device which has got error code 10 issue. Then select Properties of that device. In that you would click the General tab. After that, you would click Troubleshoot for starting the Troubleshooting Wizard. That would enquire your problems. You need to answer based on that and the wizard would guide you to solve issue. You have to do like that.
Update drivers for the device
You need to enter the website for the drivers for that device. Then you need to search if there is any updated driver available. When you find that you have to download that driver and then save that to a safe place. Then take Device Manger. This would be present in the 'Hardware' tab which is present in the properties of My Computer. Then take the Properties of that device. From that you would select the Driver tab. In that you would select Update Driver option. Then you would follow the on screen prompts and install the driver.
You have to keep the system free from all viruses. If viruses are present in the system, that would cause the corruption of drivers. In order stop that, you have to use the best antivirus software and then delete all the viruses. Viruses would mainly enter through unauthorized websites from the Internet. You have to use only genuine websites for preventing the entering of viruses.
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