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Realtek AC'97 audio controller not working -- error (code 10)

Q: Realtek AC'97 audio controller not working -- error (code 10)


I don't know what's wrong with this.I have no sound for anything. and even when I try to stream videos in the internet, the video automatically pauses for about every 12 seconds.

I don't know what to do but I think you guys can help me.
I also have a Realtek AC'97 audio for VIA(R) audio controller. I'm running Windows XP Service Pack 3. My motherboard is VIA VT8237R plus.

I'm having the same problem:
Device cannot start( code 10)

I also tried to install that vinyl_v700b
but every time the installation starts, my conputer tends to restart. That's why I can't install that one.
what's wrong? Can you guys please tell me what to do?
thnx. I cant really watch videos nor play music files.

Thanks again.

Preferred Solution: Realtek AC'97 audio controller not working -- error (code 10)

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Realtek AC'97 audio controller not working -- error (code 10)

Apart from the audio driver, it is critical to have the right chipset driver installed. The VIA southbridge needs to work properly to interface with the vinyl audio processor.
So try installing the chipset driver first, and then the audio driver. And of course make sure all MS updates are installed, including the MS UAA driver.

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Hi peeps.

First time posting, so if im not doing it right i apologise.

I recently formated my pc, and re-installed windows XP pro.. installed all my drivers ect & everything was working perfect even my sound.. the next day when i switched the pc my audio device has a code 10 error?

How does that work? i dont have a virus as i did scans, i tried uninstalling and re-installing all different audio drivers even older versions, just doesnt seem to work...
Im getting sleepless nights with this nonsense .. damn digital signatures

My pc specs:
AMD 3000+
motherboard 7njl3/4
geforce 6200a
1 gig ram
120 gig hardrive.

PLEASE HELP ME.. it is so damn annoying..

thanks in advance.

A:Realtek ac'97 audio drive not working, error code 10

No sound?

Try the simple things first. Speakers on and working? Plug them into a MP3 player, test that they actually amplify. Speaker plug in the correct socket in the PC? ( I mean not the Mic socket?) Have you looked in 'Device Manager' for a yellow warning by the entry for your sound option? Assume you know all the above, it's most likely still to be the wrong drivers. Go into 'Device Manager' and uninstall any sound drivers. Then go to www.drivereasy.com and download their free program, scan your PC and you will get the right driver I would think. You might also find a few other drivers out of date too. And NO it doesn't cost you to use that program. Hope this helps.

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I've searched this forum, and others, and haven't found a solution for this problem.

I have no sound for anything. I have a Realtek AC'97 audio, running Windows Service Pack 3. My motherboard is an intel corporation one. My laptop is a sony vaio pcg-z1wamp.

In the Device Manager it shows the following: "Device cannot start (code 10)".

I've tried installing several new drivers; I've uninstalled and installed the device; I've tried updates and some of the solutions suggested on this forum. Nothing has worked.
Hardware issue & problem persists.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Realtek AC'97 audio controller, can't start (code 10)

I ran everest, see below
CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium M, 1687 MHz (17 x 99)
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation PCG-Z1WAMP(UC)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Odem i855PM
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (11/21/03)

Video Adapter MOBILITY RADEON (16 MB)
Video Adapter MOBILITY RADEON (16 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Mobility Radeon (M6)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor (12001)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DBM ICH4-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

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I'm running windows 10 on an HP Omen and after most recent windows update, my computers internal speakers are unavailable, as are any wired connected audio devices. Sound icon says no speakers or headphones are plugged in. Device manager, under sound, video, and game controllers does not show realtek HD audio. This only appears when I go to view and select show hidden devices. Then, under properties, I can see Code 45 (hardware device not connected. To fix, reconnect). I have attempted driver fixes including driver version Troubleshooters for audio detected nothing. I have tried rolling back the windows update.

I cannot find any sites that recommend steps beyond checking driver for the device. I've also tried calling HP tech support twice, and both times representatives told me they needed more time to find a solution (which they have failed to do).

Anyone who has dealt with this issue or has thoughts, any advice appreciated.

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Hey guys! This is my first post and I hope I can get some help!
A few days ago, I set up my desktop and installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro. Of course, I had to get all my drivers manually, and I did. Everything was all fine and dandy until I realised that I had no sound. so searching I went until I found the driver I needed: Realtek AC'97 Audio. So I restarted and figured I would have sound. That was not the case. So I went into Device Manager and found a black exclaimation mark in a yellow bubble on my sound driver. I right-clicked it and went to "Properties". In the text box it said: "This device cannot start. (Code 10)"! I cannot seem to fix this issue! I went to RealTek and downloaded them. I went to Asus but could not find the drivers for my model (I am not 100% certain but I think I have a Pundit-S)

System Specs:

Mainboard : Asus P4R8L
Chipset : ATI 9100 IGP
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 @ 3200MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : RADEON 9100 IGP
Hard Disk : Seagate ST380811AS (80GB)
Monitor Type : ProView Technology - 17 inches
Network Card : 3COM 3C920B-EMB-WNM Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 10.00
Device Audio : ASUSTeK Computer IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller

If this isn't enough info, please tell me so I can add to it. If anyone can help it will be DEEPLY ap... Read more

A:Solved: RealTek AC'97 Audio Error Code 10!

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Hope someone can help me out with my audio problems...

I have an ASUS A54C laptop less than a month old.
-Windows 7, service pack 1.
64 bit.

About a week ago Asus live update automatically installed some updates (I didn't realise I could disable auto update, still getting used to this laptop)
when it restarted a few errors kept popping up and the webcam was not working. After googling I came across forum posts saying you have to manually download the drivers from the website. After doing that the webcam software showed a message "no audio device found" I thought ok, no problem I'll just re-install the audio driver (I had done this a few weeks previously because the built in mic was acting up).

The first half of installation completed, laptop restarted but then gave me the following error when trying to complete the second half:

Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure !!
[Error Code: 0x00000002]

Things I've already tried:
-I have tried several times to install the audio driver
-Tried installing different versions
- downloading directly from realtek
-System restore a couple times but it failed.
-Updated the BIOS (although I have no idea what this actually does)

I don't know what else to do.
Please help!

A:Solved: Realtek HD audio won't install [Error Code: 0x00000002]

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I bought a laptop from a friend and it has no sound. When I tried to find the source of the problem an error message pops up which I am sure is the root of my problem. It is Realtek AC97 audio driver error code 10. Make: emachines xp, Model number: m622-uk8x. Can someone please assist me with this issue, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Realtek ac97 audio driver error code 10

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I recently purchased a used computer from a random individual. it is a powerspec 7123 and appears to be recently reformatted with fresh install. I get home, hook up the basics (ethernet, keyboard, mouse, monitor) open and reboot it installed about a dozen updates. I am downloading programs like java, flash, and I notice i have no sound and the little speaker icon in bottom right corner has the red X on it. I dont know if it was this way BEFORE the updates or not. I have uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled, always get the "driver not properly installed" message. Im sure more information is needed but I am not terribly computer savvy I kinda just fumble around with common sense so please ask for whatever specific info you need and how i might go about getting it (tech programs with logs to post and what not). Thank you very much all your help is appreciated

A:Windows 7 32bit High Definition Audio Controller not working (code 10)

The driver apparently is not installed, or at least the first step. Also, if there are motherboard chipset drivers install them first then the sound driver. Generally, use the PC vendor or motherboard vendor's sound drivers first as they usually work better.

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I can't install my audio driver after upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate x64! I run a Lenovo Y550, my drivers can be found here. When it starts installing, an error pops up and says:Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure !![Error Code : -0001] Any help will be real apreciated.

A:Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure !! [Error Code : -0001]

try "run as admin"any error code like 0x000005g4?

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hey guys I'm new to this forum. I have a problem with finding appropriate Audio driver after installing windows7. My multimedia audio controller must have not carried over from windows XP or is incompatible.
I already tried downloading a Realtek audio driver and think i followed directions correctly, however there is still no sound and the error message has not gone away. ergo, no sound. I took some screen caps to help you guys see what I've done so far


A:Multimedia Audio controller error code 28. where&what kind should I DL

Hello and welcome to the forums, cogitoergonom!

Please fill up the rest of your system specs by following this tutorial so we can help you better:-

System Info - See Your System Specs

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Basicaly the title explain it all,can find the driver for on board audio device.
I just buy a second hand MBO.It is MSI Neo 4 H,MS-7125 Ver:3,Bios ver. V5.3 072106
Newly instaled Windovs 7 Ultima 64bits.
Trayed few diferent drivers non of them works,so probably is audio device gone.
Any sugestions?

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hello I hope I can get some fresh ideas Ivetried alot of different things and nothing seems to be working.
first off this is a new fresh install of windows 8 i had to download and install 8.1 via updates. This computer is fully updated.

It is an older computer but I only use it for my TV to store Movie/Videos
AMD Phenom 8450 @ 2.1ghz
2gb gskill ram
blueray drive
3tb seagate
2tb wd
kingston 120gb SSD

after a fresh install everything worked fine until i tried to connect to my local network the onboard NIC has an error (code 10) it is a Realtek PCIe GBE Family NIC. after finding this i uninstalled and went to Realteks website and got the newest windows 8 64bit drivers. ran the install and it updated the drivers... but the device still cannot start so i uninstalled again and picked the drivers manually and that didn't change the issue either.

So i checked the back of the computer and noticed that non of the activity lights were lighting up on the NIC so i pulled the ram and battery AND power cord and let it sit. (ive delt with a similar issue before where a NIC would stay asleep and not wake up) after a wait i turned it back on and noticed that i had an orange light glowing again on the NIC.

After setting up the bios i booted back into windows only to see that as SOON as the driver were automatically installed the lights in the back go out and of course..... the device cannot start error.....

At this point I cant think of anything else to do. I do have a wi... Read more

A:Realtek PCIe GBE Network Controller Cannot start code 10

Welcome to the forum jonilink!

Have you tried going into Device Manager and selecting update the driver, then let me pick and go through the list? There may even be a generic Microsoft one that gets it working.

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I have several computers of differents (HP, Toshiba, etc) and It happens the same problem. The audio device has an exclamation mark in Device Manager.

I think this problem is caused by some update windows. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits .

Does anyone know what Windows Update should be uninstalled ?

Thank You.

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My friend did a redo of her pc and their is no sound. I see a Avermedia Multimedia Controller and a Realtek AC97 Audio Controller, is one of these causing a conflict why there is no audio? We've tried downloading the driver but it keeps asking for a cd? Help someone?????

A:Realtek AC97 Audio Controller

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I've searched this forum, and others, and haven't found a solution for this problem.

I have no sound for anything. I have a Realtek AC'97 audio for VIA(R) audio controller. I'm running Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3. My motherboard is an Abit VA-10 (VIA KM400-VT8235).

In the Device Manager it shows the following: "Device cannot start (code 10)".

I've tried installing several new drivers; I've uninstalled and installed the device; I've tried updates and some of the solutions suggested on this forum. Nothing has worked. With some of the drivers/updates I've gotten this message as I restart the computer and it begins to shut down: "The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down". And the problem persists after the restart.

I'm not an experienced computer guy, so I haven't tried any of the fixes that require changing code in files.

I contacted Realtek a few days ago and have not received a response yet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Realtek AC'97 audio controller, can't start

Try this driver: http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/vinyl_v700b.zip

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I've been given an old PC with win98 so I'm fixing it up for some kids who can't afford a PC. I have reformatted the HD with win98 and everthing is working fine except for the sound. In the "Control Panel" under "Device Manager/PCI bus" there is an exclamation mark (!) next to "Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA(R) Audio Controller". I have loaded DirectX 9 on to the PC hoping this would fix the problem but it hasn't. I've searched the net and also searched the Forums here for a fix but just can't find one. I have spent several hours trying to fix it so as you can imagine I'm getting to the end of my tether.
Sound is important because I have loaded the computer with educational games and an Encyclopedia for the kids as they won't be connected to the net for financial reasons.
If anyone can help me I will be so grateful and so will the kids as they are waiting patiently for their "New" computer.

A:Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA Audio Controller

Hi & Welcome to TS!!

You need to get the audio drivers from Realtek. Go to their website and download the AC'97 audio driver for Win 98.

Regards :wave:

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I have it working now

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Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39).

So as you can see above, i have tryed everything to fix this. I get this message or the computer crashs and i have to do a system restore.

If you have any ideas i didnt think of let me know.

A:Realtek AC'97 Audio (Code 39)

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Microsoft Trusted Audio Drivers

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I have a HP Pavilion zv6000
amd 64 3200 +

I used the Realtek AC'97 Audio driver when I had x64 vista business and the sound worked fine.

I used the same driver with W7 and I get and error that says This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Has anyone had luck fixing this issue or had the same problem.

A:Realtek AC'97 Audio (Code 10)

i had a problem with my ac'97, not sure if that was the error code, but it was saying i had no audio installed, have you tried the lastest version from the website? i am running 6.01.6293 (16/09/2008) and after installing this version it was OK

Quote: Originally Posted by billdobeans

I have a HP Pavilion zv6000
amd 64 3200 +

I used the Realtek AC'97 Audio driver when I had x64 vista business and the sound worked fine.

I used the same driver with W7 and I get and error that says This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Has anyone had luck fixing this issue or had the same problem.

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I have no sound coming from my speakers and when I look at the device manager the "Realtek High Definition Audio" has a yellow icon with an exclamation point. When I right click and click properties it says, "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers several times and have even done a fresh install of Windows 7, but no luck.

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Under my sound card driver hardware ID it is listed as:


Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: CM5570
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6144MB RAM

A:Realtek HD Audio (Code 10)

What do you show in the Device Manager, Sound section?
Post a Screenshot of that.

Code 10 can be driver or can be some other hardware issue.
In the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the RealTek and then LEFT click "Uninstall" ALSO check the box to uninstall the drivers. Then restart the PC. If there are no hardware problems or conflicts, when Windows starts it will detect and and install the generic, basic function, "High Definition Audio Codec" for the sound driver. If this is installed, check to see if you have sound, and if the Speakers (High Definiton Audio Codec) is set as the default Audio playback device in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound, Playback section.

If this works, you can consider reinstalling the RealTek drivers. Where did you get the drivers you have now?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I do not know what happened. It just suddenly stopped working one day and now the sound icon in the toolbar has a red "X" on it. When I click on it it runs a trouble shoot which eventually comes up with "ATI High Definition Audio Device has a driver problem." I have tried to go to Realtek and download the "ATI HDMI Audio Device" and run that but it hasn't worked. I also tried to do the driver only download from the website for Windows 7 but that didn't seem to work either. I eventually received a message that stated "Install Realtek HD Audio Diver Failure !! [Error Code : 0x000000FF]." I looked in Windows Update to see if maybe there was a new update for a driver to fix it but it didn't have anything.
I come to you all because it's what I did last time I had an issue and you all were very good to me. You all are a lot more computer savy than I am so you all are able to think of things to solve issues that I never even think about. I really need you alls help. Also, I have heard that this type of information may be important in trying to solve this to by motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3.
Again, please, any help will be much appreciated. I have tried a lot of things but nothing has worked.
Thanks in advance

A:Audio suddenly stopped working, "error code 0x000000ff"?

my guess would be sound card went bad. replace that bad boy!

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So, I've reinstalled my system back to XP, and installed all of the devices but it shows that there's no sound card. It shows the "code 10" problem. I've tried to reinstall the driver, and installed different updated version,but still no luck. I have attached my dxdiag, so if anyone call tell me where's my problem

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Hello everyone,

Havent been here in a while so sorry if im doing something wrong, well my problem is with a Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5005 after having an issue with freezing at start up I ran several antivirus and spyware scans and all came up negative but the freezing continued so I then was able to go into safe mode and do an MSconfig and unchecked everything booting up. That took care of the problem with the freezing and I was able to uninstall Norton and McAfee which I believe was the problem. (enabled one by one to identify the problem so far everything is playing nice no conflicts)

Soon after getting things back to normal I noticed that the audio drivers weren't working. This computer has the "High Definition Audio drivers" but it has "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" status on the drivers. I have tried the following solutions with out results:

Uninstalled drivers from the device manager and reinstalled them using the drivers from the Official Toshiba Website. After installing I restart but still no audio and the same "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" message on the status

I have also tried uninstalling all Realtek drivers such as Ethernet controller and Wireless device controller and done one by one. All other devices install and work after installation except the audio drivers.

I have also gone to Add or remove programs and uninstalled the Realtek audio drivers and reinstalled the drivers from realtek.com and still ... Read more

A:Realtek audio drivers code 10

Hi just to start of code 10 is when the wrong driver is installed so you do need to get the right driver .. toshiba is the most unreal difficult company to get drivers from they have a few sites .. not sure y but maybe someone with more experience can help there . you do need to get them from the site tho I will go and try find one for you aswell,, also not 100% sure but im quite sure you should really run 64bit on 2gig of ram that could be another problem ARE YOU IN UK OR USA

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What is the difference between these two
-Realtek 1x Gigabit LAN Controller
-Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

asus m5a88v-evo

A:Realtek 1xGigabit LAN Controller vs Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

That 1x you posted from the specs is actually 1 x,

Realtek?, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

meaning that there is one controller on the motherboard. Some boards come with dual LAN controllers, hence why they mentioned it only having one. The second will be the name of the onboard LAN controller.

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I've seen this issue resolved on here before, and it all seems to balance on a code that is different on all computers. I accidentally uninstalled something when I clicked on the wrong line. I hit cancel as soon as I saw what I did but it was too late. I have no sound on my old POS computer Help tech support guy. Help!

I'll even send cookies to whomever helps!

A:RealTek AC'97 Audio: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

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Hey hello everyone, I am new member here. I already checked couple threads with this same title, but I didn't really find any solution.

Here's a thing. Yesterday I went to clean my computer for dust, so I opened case and unplugged all wires. Now everything is backup except there is no sound. In device manager I got that yellow/black '!' next to Realtek AC3'97 Audio. I reinstalled drivers couple times already, but nothing. I mean, I was just cleaning dust...

So I came up with that idea that it might be the problem with the front panel pins, which I probably connected in wrong ways. I don't even know in which way those pins should be facing when connecting. So the motherboard is Asus A8N5X (from 2005, yea old), computer runs on Windows XP SP3. I tried many combinations with those pins, but nothing. I get that yellow/black '!' next to device or I get nothing at all (it won't show the device at all).

I tried reading the manual, but the wire names are different on the actual wires than shown in the manual:

And the names on wires are:

GND (black wire)
GND (black wire)
Mic Bias (yellow)
Mic In (green)
Spkout L (red)
Spkout L (red)
Spkout R (white)
Spkout R (white)

As you can see names duplicates. So I tried various combinations, but nothing. Once looked like I fixed it, after loading Windows up, there was sound icon in the tray, but PC suddenly restarted and next time there was no audio again.

Like I said I unplugged all wires befo... Read more

A:RealTek AC'97 Audio: This device cannot start. (Code 10)

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HP Pavillion zx5000
Intel Pentium 4
3.20 GHz
Windows XP Home Edition SP 3

My friend's laptop is having trouble recognizing its sound driver (Realtek AC97). The hard drive was replaced and the operating system reinstalled a couple months ago, and ever since then it hasn't been able to play sound. Under the Device Manager, Realtek AC'97 Audio has a yellow exclamation point next to it, and under its Device Status it reads "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the device, as well as downloading the most recent driver (the most recent I could find was 4.04), but to no avail. I'm not sure what else I can do at this point.

On other boards that I've looked at people have asked what motherboard was being used. I used Everest to find the following information under "Motherboard":

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz (16 x 200)
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zx5000 (DZ313U#ABA)
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon 9100 IGP
System Memory 1024 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (02/16/04)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

A:Realtek Ac97 Audio "this Device Cannot Start. (code 10)"

Hello blackberet,

This device cannot start. (Code 10) basically that there are driver problems. have you looked on HPs website for software for your specific laptop?

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Recently, I installed this Windows XP Professional SP2 on my comp. Once done, I am not been able to install my audio drivers for Realtek High Definition Audio. I couldn't understand what the problem is. Before, they were working fine, now since I had re-installed the Windows again, the whole thing came into being. I had done reinstalling the Windows several times now.

The drivers for the device are installed. But it says the device cannot start.[Code 10].

I had done loads of things, such as :

1. Reinstalling the drivers after uninstalling the same.
2. Rebooting as appropriate.
3. Surf through different sites to check, what best I can do, to tackle the whole thing. But nothing so far.

Hopefully someone be able to tell me, what to do.....

I need my sound back, as my work is completely hung up without it.....


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I have a self-assembled desktop PC - full specs in the signature below, but in short, it has an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor on a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P mainboard, which uses a Realtek Azalia ALC887 on-board sound system. I have no loudspeakers and listen to the computer sound exclusively through a Microsoft LX-1000 headset. I also have a Logitech C270 HD webcam that has its own microphone. My PC has 16 GB RAM, a SSD and a large HDD. It runs Windows 8.1 Update 1 with all Windows updates (Patch Tuesday was this week, but my problems had started before that and I'm sure they're unrelated).

Everything is working fine, except the audio, which started behaving strangely a few days ago. The problems started suddenly and I can't think of anything that could have caused them. There were no hardware changes or any intervention in the hardware, nor did I install any new software that could have messed up things.

When playing music, it sounds muffled, with the volume very low and the voice and several instruments muted, while other instruments in the background arrangement sound louder. No graphic equalizer is on, and this happens with any player software (Windows Media Player, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.), and any source (MP3 music, audio CDs, DVDs, videos, etc.). There appears to be no hardware problem with either my headset or the onboard audio: when I run both Windows' native and Realtek's driver sound output tests, the test tune comes out loud and clear in the tested chann... Read more

A:Realtek audio, Gigabyte mobo: strange-sounding audio, mic not working

First thing to do is disable or disconnect the Web Cam. They have been known to cause various sound problems. It may not be the problem, but eliminate it as the problem.

Stereo Mix needs to be set as the Default Recording Device.

Refresh the RealTek by going to the Device Manager, RIGHT click on the RealTek entry in the Sound section then LEFT click "Uninstall". DO NOT uninstall the drivers. Restart the PC and when Windows starts it will reinstall the sound. This usually fixes any Windows/Sound corruptions. If this does not fix it, download and reinstall the RealTek sound drivers.

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Can someone please help me try and figure out why my audio isnt working the way is should be?

Playing a blu ray disc (Tron Legacy) using PowerDVD 11 and there is no sound from the side speakers.

On the weekend I hooked up my next door nieghbours PS3 and it played all 8 channels perfectly.

I have been trying to figure this out for 6 weeks now and I am not getting anywhere at all.

A:Audio Problem - 5.1 & 7.1 channel not working with Realtek HD audio & ATI HD4670

Does this only Happen in PowerDVD 11? Have you tried Windows Media centre?


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How do i fix High definition audio controller(Code 10) I need full answer how to fix it and why does it happening,please i beg you thank you very much if you read this.(Windows 7)

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Hi all, for some reason, I'm getting an error code 12 with my sound. This...obviously means it's not working. I just bought the computer(e-machines) which came installed with Windows Vista Home Premium(SP1).

The High-Def sound is integrated, and it appears under System Devices>High Definition Audio Controller.


This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.

I don't see how anything is conflicting with it. The only other sound-relevant thing is "System Speaker", which I already tried disabling.

Manufacturer: Acer
Model: ET1641-02w
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1) (32-BIT)
Processor: Intel Celeron CPU (Numer:E1400) 2.0ghz
Ram: 2048
Graphics: Integrated Nvidea 7050 256MB Shared Memory


A:High Definition Audio Controller:Code 12


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I am trying desperately to get a second ethernet card installed in one of my computers. It is a generic pci gigabit ethernet card with a realtek chipset. Windows 7 finds the card, but not matter what I do it will not have enough resources to use the card.

MOBO:ASRock 970M
MEM:Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb
VID:ATI Radeon HD23400XT
SATA:HighPoint Rocketraid 2680

I've tried disabling the onboard card, the USB3, ATA controller, etc but to no effect. I've tried updating everything else. After that, I tried reinstalling windows 7 and got the exact same error. The exact error is "This device cannot find enough resources that it can use(Code 12)"

Any suggestions on what I need to do in order to get this going?

A:Error with RealTek PCI GBE controller - Not enough free resources

Ok, managed to fix this. In case someone sees this and is having problems with a PCI card not working:

Run msinfo32.exe, then go to Hardware Resources->Conflict/Sharing

Look and see what's using the same I/O range. In this case, the card and the ATI I/O Communications Processor PCI Bus Controller was sitting in the same I/O range as the card.

Go to Device Manager-> System Devices and find the controller and disable it.

All the PCI cards on the system will disappear. Now, re-enable the controller. Once you do this, it the card should have a different I/O range and should be functioning.

I'm not sure if this is an issue with the 970M board, the ATI SB800 chipset, or a combination of the two. Disabling everything in bios didn't help, neither did updating all the drivers.

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Greetings to all,

I'm operating Windows XP and installed Audigy Sound Blaster and driver from Audigy online, but still no sound. I went to Control Panel > Add Hardware. The panel says that my Multimedia Audio Controller is not operating because the driver is not installed-Code 28. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.

A:Audio Controller is not operating because the driver is not installed-Code 28.

Try reinstalling the chipset driver off your motherboard cd and then reboot...then reinstall the audio driver and reboot...that should solve your problem

If you dont know these details, use the following program to post back your mobo and chipset details..


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Hi, I am trying to get my realtek rtl8101 driver working os I can get my pc to access the net.

At the minute what ever I do it just comes up with code 10 error whatever that means. I have tried to install the drivers by downloading them on another laptop but whenever I run the disks they just don't seem to do anything.

Can anyone help please?

A:Really struggling, code 10 while trying to get realtek driver working

Hi what is the make and model of your computer or if a custom build the motherboard

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Recently build new rig. Specs:

i7 3930k
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
G Skill Ripjaws Z 32gb
Samsung SSD PRO 256gb
MSI 7970 Crossfire
Corsair AX1200i

Put build together all went well. After a couple of days downloading drivers began to test hardware. Started with GPU's. Installed amd 13.2 beta 7 drivers and installed Battlefield 3. Benchmarked gpu's with Heaven a few times at stock to ensure all is well. Played a few games of BF3 and Far Cry 3 all went well. Enabled Crossfire and benchmarked with heaven and then played BF3 and Far Cry 3. All went well. I am happy as can be.

Several days ago, I installed xbox 360 wireless controller. Installation went fine. Then I realize that I was not getting any sound coming from my Bose Companion 5 speakers. Did some digging and went to Device Manager/System Devices/High Definition Audio Controller had the dreaded yellow exclamation point indicating something is wrong. So, I backtracked and thought that the last thing I changed prior to PC working fine was installation of Xbox controller. So, I unplugged the dongle from the back of the i/o and voila...I have sound again. I didn't uninstall the xbox 360 controller from system just unplugged the dongle. I figured I might have a bum USB port. So I tried to a different USB and still NO sound. I then installed the USB dongle in the FRONT of the case and viola....I have sound and an xbox controller. However, I still have the issue the Audio controller conflict.

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A:System Devices..High Definition Audio Controller. Code 10

The problem may lie in the installation of the beta drivers here when doing a new build you should first of all install the hardware drivers from the motherboard driver disc that comes with every new motherboard sarting with the chipset drivers as these usaully include USB drivers unless there is a seperate driver for USB.

The chipset driver also gives the correct locations for other drivers when installed to ensure they do not go to the wrong place or incorrect address.

Then install vga/graphics card drivers and then other hardware drivers.

Beta drivers usually come with no support and can contain bugs so you use at your own risk.

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Helo! I have an HP Envy and since window 10 32 bits update I wasn't be able to have audio reproduction. After downloading de Realtek driver from Realtek page, could only solve the audio with external controller such as speakers and headphones, but still not able to use the computer speakers, so I decided to download the driver from your page but is not available for windows 10, so I ask you for some help in order to recover the complete audio function. Thanks! HP Envy, Realtek, audio controller, Windows 10, 32 bits

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Ok, so I got a bunch of viruses the other day and had to go through a bunch of nonsense to get rid of them. I eventually fixed it and got back onto my desktop. Now my audio is not working.

When I check whats going on in the Device Manager it shows two things. First, it has "RealTek High Definition Audio" with a yellow ballon with an exclamation point in it, and "ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATA AA01" also with a yellow balloon and exclamation point.

I have tried uninstalling the RealTek Audio and re-installing with no change. There also dont seem to be any newer drivers for either of these things. I go into the RealTek folder in program files and it has an audio folder and then just an installshield folder. There are actual icons to start the RealTek Audio control panel but they will not start.

When I check these devices out in properties it says
Device Status- Device not working (code 10).

I'm not really sure where to go from here and I dont feel like buying an external sound card, so I would appreciate whatever advice anyone has.

A:RealTek HD Audio not working

You can find the full Realtek HD Audio driver here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads...=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
There's also an ATI HDMI driver there that may work as well.

Use Add & Remove Programs or Programs & Features in the Control Panel to properly uninstall the Realtek Audio drivers prior to installing the new drivers.

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Hi, I have a box that was installed with WinXP in Korean. I formatted it... I thought I reinstalled all the needed drivers, but I guess not. Anyway, like the title says, I'm getting a very basic "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" error message. Opening up the case didn't help much either, nothing is labeled.

Anyway, here's the Everest log, maybe someone can make sense of it.

A:Realtek AC'97 Audio not working

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So i just did a clean install of windows 7 64bit onto my new motherboard, its a asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and ive installed all of windows updates, and drivers, ive installed all the drivers that came with my mobos disc, and the realtek isnt showing up as
an audio device, its neither in my device manager or control panel, ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling many times and tried updating the driver and it still isnt working, i made sure the on board audi is enabled through my bios to, but nothing ive tried
has worked, any ideas?

A:Realtek HD Audio Now working at all

Before I can confirm this is port jack audio issue,
You mention you can still hear windows sound trough your USB right? How about if you play music inside the windows? you still can listen used your USB headset?

If you still can hear windows sound trough USB headset but not with audio port jack, means issue from the port jack

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I downloaded and installed Windows XP gamer edition because I wanted better performance out of my games. I have installed the graphics drivers and they seem to be working, but I can't get the sound to work. My motherboard is an ASUS M2V-MX ad has a Realtek HD audio device. I don't have the installation disk, but I've downloaded driver after driver from the sites that have the Realtek HD audio drivers, but none of them work. I could buy a soundcard, but what's the point when my computer already has on board sound. What do I need to do to get it to work?

A:Realtek HD audio is not working.

No such thing as "Windows XP Gamer Edition", as far as Microsoft is concerned .


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Hi. I'm using 64 bit Windows, and I'm having an issue.

Applications that are 64 bit seem to play sounds fine. Browsers, some games, etc. 32 bit applications, on the other hand, don't detect a sound device. Winamp, for example, gives a "bad directsound driver" error.

DxDiag continues the problem. The 32 bit version doesn't detect a sound card, but the 64 bit version shows no problems.

I've tried updating the realtek drivers a few times. Tried cleaning beforehand or letting the installer do it. No dice.

Any bright ideas? I've attached both dxdiag outputs. Thanks.

Motherboard is a GA-P67A-UD4-B3.

A:Realtek audio working for 64 bit, but not 32?

Hi! however, welcome to 7F

Check in your C: drive and both Program Files folders; Program Files, Program Files(x86).

Do you see a realtek folder in Program Files(x86)? If not, your problem is there are no 32bit files to run the 32bit side of your OS.

If you would have had your system specs listed I could have help you find them. But since not, you will have to find the ones appropriate for your system, and install them.

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ok, here it is. Two days ago, I stated up my laptop from sleep mode and the sound was not working. The drivers say they are functioning, but seem to be in use and unavailable. I have had the laptop for five months and it has been working fine. I tried to check what might have taken place in the mean time between closing it and booting the system again. What I found was that there had been a restore point made shortly after I booted the system for an automatic update that didn't actually get installed. So I restored the system back before that, and tried several different points up to a month ago with no luck. I've downloaded newer drivers. Tried different driver versions, the official developer downloads and the Realtek downloads. I just installed SP1 as well, and then re-tried it again. I've tried to check for every mal-ware, virus, trojan, and anything else I could think of. I am at a complete loss for what to try.
Thanks in advance for any help I can get.
Adrian Hartery.

System Specs:
Operating System System Model Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001) Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebook PC Rev 1
System Serial Number: CNF741486N
Enclosure Type: Notebook Processor a Main Circuit Board b 1.50 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Quanta 30CB 79.26
Bus Clock: 667 megahertz
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A:Realtek HD Audio not working

The sound controller imbedded on the motherboard might have gone bad

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i've recently installed win 8.1 pro N x64 and this has stopped my onboard sound card from working. my mobo is the MSI big bang xpower ii, it was working fine under win 7 home edition x64 but now refuses to do anything. when i try to test the playback device the green bar moves sporadically up and down but there is no sound at all. i have tried installing the latest drivers for everything, i even tried unistalling the device and letting windows re-detect it, which it did and then after it installed it all back to the same problem. its getting really frustrating now so i really hope its just me being stupid and someone can help!

A:Realtek audio not working after win 8.1 pro

Some sound drivers need to be updated to Win 8.1 specific drivers. The Win 7 drivers work OK with Win 8, but not Win 8.1. I even had that problem with one of my recording studio interfaces and Roland had to issue a special Win 8.1 driver for it to work.

According to what I see on the MSI site, this has RealTek integrated audio. If this is the case, RealTek has an 8.1 driver.
Download the High Definition Audio Codecs, 64 bit version. Realtek

You may or may not have to reinstall the SoundBlaster MB software enhancement software after the driver update.

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I have a newer Gigabyte board w/ Realtek HD Audio. I just plugged my subwoofer into the center/sub output jack but it isn't working.

When I try this on my laptop (plugging the 3.5 to rca cable into the headphone jack) the sub works as it should.

Realtek HD Audio Manager "sees" that the sub is plugged in, and that port had been checked off (within the manager) for center/subwoofer.

I also tried 5.1 mode because it allows the sub to be selected as an optional speaker. When I did that and then played the Realtek test tune the sub did work. However, if I go use youtube or play an audio track with Media Player Classic - no sub.

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So I just did a clean install of windows 7 64bit onto my new motherboard, its a asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 and ive installed all of windows updates, and drivers, ive installed all the drivers that came with my mobos disc, and the realtek hd audio driver isnt showing up as an audio device, its neither in my device manager or control panel, ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling many times and tried updating the driver and it still isnt working, I made sure the on board audio is enabled through my bios to, but nothing ive tried has worked, I went into dev manager and viewed through "connections" and I think its showing up as HD audio controller but thats it, I tried updating, uninstalling it but its not working, even updating my bios to the latest version, im running sli gtx 460's if that helps, please get back to me its very frustrating, both the front and rear jacks arent working.

Not in devmgr but its installed?

Or in control panel

Trying to give everything I can that might help

A:Realtek HD Audio not working at all

There could be many issues here. First of all, you have way too many audio drivers installed. This could be causing conflicts. If I were you, I would uninstall Razer Surround especially. Personally, I didnt really like the experience I got after installing it, and frankly, a lot of Razer software is pretty bad. So that would be my first guess as to why the driver isnt showing. Secondly, why do you have so many nVidia HD Audio drivers installed?

Ok, so here are some possible fixes:
1) Create a system restore (if you need help, refer to this)
2) Uninstall Razer Surround.
3) Uninstall nVidia Virtual Audio.
4) Go back to Device Manager and uninstall any remaining nVidia HD Audio or Razer Surround drivers by right clicking and pressing uninstall.
5) Restart your PC.
6) Download and install the latest Realtek HD audio driver from here.

Tell me if this solves the issue. If it does not, report back.

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