I reinstalled my XP Home edition and everything was going fine until after I installed SP2, it was when I rebooted my PC and noticed the introduction audio was jumpy and intermitent.
Audio device is Realtek AC'97 (driver version 188.8.131.5250)
I opened device manager and chose the update driver option and the wizard connected to the web and downloaded and installed the latest driver.
After I restarted my PC I had no sound and when opening the device manager again I was told that the device was not working and a message saying (Code 10).
I then chose the Rollback Driver option and ended back at square one with the dodgy start up sound.
The rest of my sound/audio on my PC sounds in order...I even played the sample music on WMA10 and it was perfect.
Is the problem with the sound device or maybe just the start-up audio file itself? and why doesn't the new and latest driver update work?.....what is (Code 10)?
Hope to hear from some clued up person soon. many thanks in advance, MisterC.