This device cannot start. (Code 10)

April 27, 2012 at 12:29:55
Specs: Windows Vista, 4gb
Device Manager shows a USB Composite Device giving “This device cannot start. (Code 10)” error. I believe that it controls my internal multimedia devices as I am unable to get my SWD/MMC port to show my SD card when inserted. When I try to update the driver, it says the installed driver is up to date. Tried online solutions but they did not fix the problem. Suspect registry issues.

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#1
April 27, 2012 at 13:09:58
Try uninstalling the card reader in Device Manager (right-click > Uninstall) then restart Windows to make it re-detect the card reader and it should re-install the generic driver automatically from the Windows driver library on your PC.

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#2
April 28, 2012 at 14:03:16
Did that twice ... didn't help.

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#3
April 28, 2012 at 19:55:21
If this is a desktop, then you may want to check re-seat the cable that goes to your motherboard. It maybe connected at the card reader as well.

If this is a laptop or a desktop. Take a flashlight and shine it into the card slot, are any of the pins bent or touching each other?


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