Error: This device cannot start (Code 10).Windows XP PRO SP3 Audio Problem.

Original Title: Windows XP pro SP3 Audio Problem.

Hi I've recently install Windows XP Pro SP3 and I have a problem with my speakers. It just gives me this error:  This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Spec for my speakers are: IDT High Defintion  Audio CODEC

I would be thank full if some could help

Thanks

Connor

Answer
Answer

Hi Connor,

Do you get the default Windows sound on your computer?

Let’s follow these methods and check if it helps.

Method 1

You may run the ‘Fix it’ tool from this link & check if it helps.

How to troubleshoot sound problems in Windows XP

If it doesn’t help, you may follow the other methods from the above link.

Method 2

You may follow the steps suggested for error code 10 from this link & check if the issue persists.

Explanation of error codes generated by Device Manager in Windows XP Professional

Refer: No sound in Windows

Hope the information helps. Please post back and let us know.

Regards
Debleena S
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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Last updated September 19, 2020 Views 5,998 Applies to: