Windows XP Firewire 1394 My Book "This device cannot start (Code 10)"
Posted on 2010-09-24
I just moved a My Book from a Windows 7 system to an XP system.
The drive works fine and it works using USB.
But there aren't enough USB ports available on the XP system and Firewire / IEEE1394 *is* available.
I have "installed" the drive with temporary USB successfully.
Then, I switched to 1394. But, when I do that the device in Device Manager has the familiar yellow exclamation mark and the general device properties says:
"This device cannot start (Code 10)"
I've tried the following:
- Disabling the 1394 interface in the Network Connections. .. has no effect.
- Searched for drivers but it appears that none should be needed.
- The device is Enabled
- The driver is Microsoft 5.1.2535.0 of 7/1/2001 and the Device is "WD External HDD DEvice IEEE 1394 SBP2 Device"
So, this looks like a 1394/XP issue of some kind.
The 1394 interface is on an add-in PCI card and all drivers, etc. appear to be happily installed.