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Audio Device driver

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I had to wipe my hard drive and reload everything again. The only thing I can't get to work again is my
C-Media AC97 audio card. I have located and installed a new driver but it just dosen't work. I keep getting
"device cannot start (code 10)" . Can anyone help?
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Code 10
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:

Recommended resolution
Device failed to start. Click Update Driver to update the drivers for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

The above is microsofts answer which does not hel[p at all( typical of MS). You may have the wrong drivers for your sound. There are many, lick all these .


If it is a card look for the numbers on the card to find what drivers you need. If its on-board( i don't think they made MB's with on-board but its possible) you will need to find the motherboards model numbers to find the right drivers.

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