Fix MTK (MediaTek) VCOM USB Drivers Error on Windows 10

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When you want to connect your MediaTek phone or tablet to your computer, a MediaTek VCOM Driver is necessary to make sure your phone or tablet can be detected. But many users find after they downloaded the driver and installed it, it cannot load at all. And they went to Device Manager only to find it is marked with a yellow triangle and many of them shows code 10 (this device cannot start) in Properties window.

The reason for this error should be a driver issue, and you can update the driver or reinstall the driver to fix your problem.


1: Update Driver

2: Uninstall the driver

Solution 1: Update Driver

There are two ways to update your MTK driver to fix the driver issue.

Option 1: Update MTK Driver Using Device Manager

This option is common and simple way to update drivers, but it cannot always detect the newest driver successfully. So if you cannot get the driver updated by this way, try another one.

1. Right click the Start Menu and choose Device Manager.

2. Expand Ports (COM&LPT). Then right click the MTK device and choose Update Driver.

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3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.

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Then it will search and install the driver of new version automatically. If it detected that your driver is already the latest version, it will say that “The best drivers for you device are already installed. In this case, you can try the other option.

Option 2: Download and Install New MTK driver automatically

For this method, you need to use a too named Driver Doctor to help you update drivers. Driver Doctor is a professional tool that can help you to scan, download and install updated or missing drivers on your computer. Here are steps to use it.

1. Download and install Driver Doctor.

2. Open Driver Doctor and click Scan Now.

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After this process completed, it will tell you how many devices on your computer need an updated driver and how many are missing their drivers.

3. Click Get Drivers.

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4. Locate MTK device in the list. Click Download below its name, and after it is downloaded, click Install to install it.

Or you can click on Download All button so that you can download all drivers listed in the box. Install them all. Then you’ll get your all device drivers updated.

Solution 2: Uninstall the driver

Maybe you have installed a wrong driver or installed the driver with incorrect way, so this problem occurs. You can try to uninstall the driver and then download and install the driver again.

1. Right click the Start Menu and choose Device Manager.

2. Expand Ports (COM&LPT). Right click the MTK device and select Uninstall Device.


3. When Warning window appear, make sure ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ is checked. And then choose Uninstall.

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4. Download the MTK VCOM USB Driver from this website.

5. After this file is downloaded, note the file location. Install the driver according to the wizard.

After you uninstalled the driver, instead of download the driver from website, you can also use Driver Doctor to scan for missing drivers, then download and install MTK VCOM USB driver from Driver Doctor.

Note: If Windows reminds you with the code 52 error when installing the driver, you can disable driver signature enforcement.

Your problem should be solved after you updated the MTK VCOM USB Driver or reinstalled it correctly. Finally, hope this article can help you fix the problem successfully.

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