View Full Version : Device Manager Error - this device cannot start (code 10)

03-22-2008, 05:25 PM
I have a Clients PC that I'm working on. I Formatted and Re-Installed the OS. The PC has a 56K Dial-Modem, (Smartlink 5800). After Installing the Driver, theres a small yellow exclamation mark but it shows device name (Smartlink Modem), when checking the properties of the device it and checking the device status it has the following error:

this device cannot start (code 10)

Any suggestion on how to resolve this error with be appreciated.

03-22-2008, 10:24 PM
1st try a different driver if you can find one that might work (use everest to find more details on the hardware)
or it could be due to a faulty modem. I see this a lot with wireless cards and its usually one of the two, but ya mess around with drivers as much as you can 1st

03-23-2008, 12:05 AM
Check the version or revision on the device. since sometimes a sm280a requires a different driver than a sm280b

03-23-2008, 06:09 PM
I have to co-sign with whats been said. Any problems with a driver and I check the current version vs. whats available on the company website.

03-23-2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I found an updated version of the driver and it's working fine now.

Thanks :)