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This Device Cannot Start Message Inside Windows XP Operating System.

This device cannot start is the error message in windows xp operating system basically its meaning that if the device which is causing the problem or an error has added its own custom error text to your Windows Operating System when the device was installed, then when the device encounters problem or an error, user can see custom error text will appear.


User will see the error message (this device cannot start) specific to that device that you installed.  But if it doesn’t have its own custom error message, then Windows uses its own generic error message for devices, which is “this device cannot” start maby because of the device or software got problem, If you have already plugged the device in a USB or the full name (universal serial bus) device like storage device into a computer and it doesnt work, you can troubleshoot here by follow below step by step how to resolve the problem with this device cannot start.

Below picture is the examples for error with this device cannot start, please take note here, not only happen with High definiton Audio Codec, it will happen with any hardware that attach to your windows xp operating system computer

This device cannot start error examples

If user want to rule out if any problems with the device itself you can check the device by plugged the device cannot start to another computer and test it working or not, if it does not work in a different computer, then confirm the problem its only with the device itself not your computer.  If the USB device (this device cannot start) works in another computer system, then the problem maby with the configuration of the computer where the device did not work (this device cannot start).

Follow the step by step that i prepare below to user troubleshoot this problem (this device cannot start) and make your USB device work normally again without error this device cannot start.  If you are using a USB cable with your device, please double check the usb cable to make sure it matches the speed of the device that connect to usb.  Use USB 1.1 cables with USB 1.1 devices, USB 2.0 cables with USB 2.0 devices and USB 3.0 cables with USB 3.0 devices. User also can swap usb cables and check the device, if this does not work, go to next step below

Next, open Device Manager with right click my computer on the windows xp desktop click at manage and find device manager here and look under the heading for USB Serial Bus Controllers.  If there is a device with a yellow exclamation mark next to it such as USB Mass Storage Device.  Double-click on the entry and check the Device Status. If the status shows something like “this device cannot start” please proceed to next step below.

Solve a USB error (this device cannot start) in Windows XP by follow the steps below to remove and reinstall all USB controllers.

1)Right Click on windows xp My Computer,
2)Click on Properties
3)Click on the Hardware tab
4)Click the Device Manager button.
5)Please Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers section.
6)Right click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
7)Please restart the your windows xp computer, and allow the windows xp computer to reinstall back the USB controllers.
8)Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.


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