Losing my mind: Code 10 This Device Cannot Start (Yaesu Com Driver)

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by K4TLS, Sep 17, 2021.

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  1. K4TLS

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    I've been messing around for months trying to get a portable Ft8 system going.

    Rig: Yaesu FT891
    Soundcard: Signalink
    Computer ASUS L210M

    So I DL'd the special com port drivers from Yaesu, installed them and...nothing. Couldn't find them in device manager despite "View Hidden Files" turned on.

    So I went into manual com port installation and installed them that way. Now they show up, but have an error message: "This device cannot start (Code 10)"

    I have uninstalled them, reinstalled them, rebooted the computer, everything I can think of.

    Now I'm worried I wasted my money on this cheap laptop and it can't even run the ports properly.

    Anyone have any advice before I take a sledge hammer to the whole shebang (except the FT891, it works fine).

  2. N1EN

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    I'm not an FT891 owner, but as a long shot.... some of my wacky USB errors have been caused by insufficient power getting to the USB device.

    If you are plugging the cable into a USB hub, perhaps try plugging it into the computer itself (perhaps also trying with everything non-essential unplugged).

    If you are already plugging the cable into the computer itself...perhaps try a different USB port.
  3. NB3R

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    Is the cable attached to the radio and the radio turned on? COM port won't show otherwise.
  4. KK9W

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    I would start from here: This device cannot start (Code 10)

    There are tons of tutorials on the web on how to correct this.
  5. K4TLS

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    Ah, let me try that. Maybe manually installing the drivers was the wrong thing to do because I didn’t see them when I installed them. But you’re right I was looking without the radio being plugged in to the computer. I’ll get back to you on this one! Thanks
  6. W5UAA

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    You don't say whether or not your USB Hub is "powered" or not. If it still doesn't work connected directly to your laptop, try a "powered" USB hub--one that comes with a 5 volt 2 amp wall wart.

    I've learned this lesson a couple of times now.

    (Very common problem these days -- computer doesn't provide enough USB power to the radio. I know, I know... you'd think the radio wouldn't need USB power.)
  7. KC4WEB

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    Make sure you install the drivers while logged into Windows as an administrator. Then check the device manager (Windows Key + X, Device Manager) for any port errors.

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