audio driver wont work on xp home edition error code 10

Reinstalled xp home edition and having problems with sound error code 10

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 82 Applies to:

Hi William,

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From the issue description audio drivers will not work on Windows XP. I will be happy to help you on this issue.

Error code 10 means If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string is displayed 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)

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Here are some things that you can try to resolve this problem.

Update the driver

In the device Properties dialog box, click the
Driver tab, and then click Update Driver to start the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the instructions to update the driver.

You may be prompted to provide the path of the driver. Windows may have the driver built-in, or may still have the driver files installed from the last time that you set up the device. If you are asked for the driver and you do not have it, you can try to download the latest driver from the hardware vendor’s Web site.

Also refer to the link: No sound in Windows

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