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Getting Device Manager Error Code 10

If any device connected to your computer is not working properly, first step is to check its status in Device Manager (DM). This tutorial explains device manager error code 10 and the solution to fix it. It tells the device cannot be detected by the computer. Error code 10 comes with following message: This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10). Now let us check the normal troubleshooting steps to resolve it.

Standard Procedure to Fix Device Manager Error Code 10
  1. Check Connectivity

    If the hardware not connected properly, you will get this popup. So make sure the unit is connected properly.

  2. Reseat the unit

    It is an extension of first step. You just disconnect the device and reconnect it. Check if the issue persists. This procedure is easy for USB devices because they offer plug and play support. For example if you are using USB wireless adapter to connect your PC to a WiFi network and having the same problem, you may disconnect the adapter from the USB port of your PC and reconnect. After reconnecting the adapter, check for the issue.

  3. Update Driver

    In most cases, outdated driver causes the altert This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. ( 10). Update the current driver installed with latest driver available. You can do it from Device Manager by selecting the hardware which shows issues. To access DM on your computer, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
    How to Access DM

If you are not sure, how to update outdated driver, follow the instructions provided in the link below. You can follow the same method for every hardware units.
How to Update Driver

Just like this issue, another common error is code 1. To learn the reasons and solution to fix that error, visit the link below.
DM Error Code 1

Rarely you may see troubles on your laptop if an adapter is manually disabled. There is a different procedure to handle this situation. To read more about it, visit the link below.
How to Enable WiFi Adapter

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