Hi,this is kish, I formated my c drive and while installing the drivers from cd no sound drives are shown even if I install them some how ther z a error ,the device may not work (code 10),i tried reinstalling,but still the same prob.(AMD athelon,gigabyte-7VM400M-RZ.
If you run into the error "This device cannot start. Code 10â€³ (often followed by a driver identifier, for example "This device cannot start. Code 10 in audio driver"), here is what it means.
The Windows error "This device cannot start. Code 10â€³ or "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" is a hardware error that most commonly means that you have a bad, missing, or incompatible device driver. So, for example, "This device cannot start. Code 10 in audio driver" means that you have a bad or missing or incompatible driver for your sound card.
The technical explanation for this message, according to Microsoft, is this:
"If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string appears as the error message. The driver or enumerator puts this registry string value there. If there is no FailReasonString in the hardware key, you receive the following error message:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
What does that mean in plain English? It means that if the device which is throwing the error has added its own custom error text to your Windows system when the device was installed, then when the device encounters an error, you will see the custom error message specific to that device. 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. (Code 10)"
Microsoft recommends that when this happens, you click "Update Driver" to update the drivers for the device. You can also start the Windows troubleshooting wizard by going to the general properties tab of the device, and clicking on "Troubleshoot".
Before doing this, be sure that you have the correct and most up-to-date versions of the driver(s) for that device. You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the device, using the disk which came with it.
Finally, you can go to the website of the device's manufacturer, and check their downloads or support section for current, up-to-date drivers.
I'm sandeep I have a problem with my windows xp system. when in the morning at 10 am I open my
system it work properly to 3 pm , then after that it's shutdown itself, then again I start it, it's not start.
and same it work to another day 10 am to 3 pm. please short out my this problem
my system details is
os: - winxp 32bit, RAM 1 GB , Motherboard asus
If the above methods do not work than figure out if its a hardware or software problem.. my Windows sound driver Realtek got a code 10 so I used a linux OS like Mint or Ubuntu to troubleshoot... booted it up into linux & still No Audio...
that told me it was hardware problem as linux has all its own drivers needed to function properly.. I took the laptop apart & reseated the audio card & cables... turned the latop on & the code 10 disappeared... Audio works fine now....
If the sound card is broke than just get a USB speaker... there cheap & it bypasses the soundcard....