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Speakers have stopped working as have most beep messages

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August 28, 2005 4:14:03 PM

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Iwent to my audio file in the Control Panel and when searching through the
devices all worked apart from the following
C-Media AC97 Audio Device
This device cannot start (Code 10)
Anonymous
August 28, 2005 7:02:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Brick wrote:
> Iwent to my audio file in the Control Panel and when searching
> through the devices all worked apart from the following
> C-Media AC97 Audio Device
> This device cannot start (Code 10)

Did you reinstall the drivers yet?

You must know what sound card you have. Look on your receipt/invoice for
the computer - ask the people you bought the system from, open it up and
look, etc.

There are applications out there that can identify what hardware you have,
but I think they all depend on a properly installed system - as I think they
pull the information from the registry. Perhaps they do not - so I will
recommend you try two different ones:

EVEREST Home Edition
http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...

Belarc Advisor
http://belarc.com/free_download.html

Once you know what you have, what next? Go get the latest driver for your
hardware/OS from the manufacturer's web page. For example, let's say you
have an NVidia chipset video card or ATI video card, perhaps a Creative
Labs sound card or C-Media chipset sound card...

NVidia Video Card Drivers
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

ATI Video Card Drivers
http://www.atitech.com/support/driver.html

Creative Labs Sound Device
http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

C-Media Sound Device
http://www.cmedia.com.tw/e_download_01.htm

Good luck!

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