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Unable to use USB Device in Virtual Machine. Error code 10

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

I am unable to use my USB Device in Windows. The exclamation mark appeared in Device Manager.

     "This device cannot start" Code 10 

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Cause

A Code 10 error is generated in Device Manager in one of the following situations:

  • Device Manager can't start the device.
  • One of the drivers that the device needs does not start.
  • Device Manager has insufficient information to recognize the error that is bubbled up by the device driver.

Resolution

Try to pass this device directly to Windows:

  • At the Mac Menu toolbar go to Devices -> External Devices -> select your device
  • Check the issue.

If it does not help,

As a probable solution try to use Microsoft Fixit Utility .

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Code 10

This device cannot start

Code 10

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