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




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.

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