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Stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP

Microsoft Help and Support says that "Code 28 (The drivers for this device are not installed)" appears when the Windows Sound System Compatible Driver for the Windows 2000 operating system is deleted upon the upgrade to Windows XP. It's possible to repair this code.


Instructions

1 Click on "Start."

2 On the "Start" menu, click on "Control Panel."

3 In the "Control Panel" folder, click on "Performance and Maintenance."

4 Click on the "System" folder in the "Performance and Maintenance" folder.

5 Click on the tab titled "Hardware."

6 Click on the box that says "Device Manager."

7 Click on "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers."

8 Right-click on the device that prompts Windows XP to display Code 28 (it should be Windows Sound System Compatible Driver, also called the WDM driver). A drop-down menu will appear.

9 Click on "Update" and an Update Wizard will guide you through the installation of a new device driver, which should stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP.

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code 28 driver for xp


Microsoft Help and Support says that "Code 28 (The drivers for this device are not installed)" appears when the Windows Sound System Compatible Driver for the Windows 2000 operating system is deleted upon the upgrade to Windows XP. It's possible to repair this code.

Click on "Start." On the "Start" menu, click on "Control Panel." In the "Control Panel" folder, click on "Performance and Maintenance." Click on the "System" folder in the "Performance and Maintenance" folder. Click on the tab titled "Hardware." Click on the box that says "Device Manager." Click on "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers." Right-click on the device that prompts Windows XP to display Code 28 (it should be Windows Sound System Compatible Driver, also called the WDM driver). A drop-down menu will appear. Click on "Update" and an Update Wizard will guide you through the installation of a new device driver, which should stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP.
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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to sound video and game controllers you might see a yellow question / exclamation? ! mark or a red X Right click to reinstall drivers If your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it or you might download slimdrivers. Rather doing a driver hunt http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers This is a free driver solutions which will automatically search for and find the correct driver You will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point. Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated. It might take some time being free

Feb 14, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


  • if you are having trouble with your drivers
    here is a general look at the drivers and how to update them
    if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
    click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
    right click to reinstall drivers or
    if you can see your usb but its not working
    ports(com&lpt)right click update driver also
  • Click on "Start."

  • 2

    On the "Start" menu, click on "Control Panel."

  • 3

    In the "Control Panel" folder, click on "Performance and Maintenance."

  • 4

    Click on the "System" folder in the "Performance and Maintenance" folder.

  • 5

    Click on the tab titled "Hardware."

  • 6

    Click on the box that says "Device Manager."

  • 7

    Click on "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers."

  • 8

    Right-click on the device that prompts Windows XP to display Code 28 (it should be Windows Sound System Compatible Driver, also called the WDM driver). A drop-down menu will appear.

  • 9

    Click on "Update" and an Update Wizard will guide you through the installation of a new device driver, which should stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP.



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    i dont have code28


    Microsoft Help and Support says that "Code 28 (The drivers for this device are not installed)" appears when the Windows Sound System Compatible Driver for the Windows 2000 operating system is deleted upon the upgrade to Windows XP. It's possible to repair this code.


    Instructions

    1 Click on "Start."

    2 On the "Start" menu, click on "Control Panel."

    3 In the "Control Panel" folder, click on "Performance and Maintenance."

    4 Click on the "System" folder in the "Performance and Maintenance" folder.

    5 Click on the tab titled "Hardware."

    6 Click on the box that says "Device Manager."

    7 Click on "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers."

    8 Right-click on the device that prompts Windows XP to display Code 28 (it should be Windows Sound System Compatible Driver, also called the WDM driver). A drop-down menu will appear.

    9 Click on "Update" and an Update Wizard will guide you through the installation of a new device driver, which should stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP.

    Nov 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    1 Answer

    My computer says code 28 I do not have any driver installed for multimedia audio controller i have no sound and my cd rom does not get reconized


    For Code errors refer to microsoft site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/125174

    The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28).
    To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver

    Procedure
    Step 1
    Click on "Start."

    Step 2
    On the "Start" menu, click on "Control Panel."

    Step 3
    In the "Control Panel" folder, click on "Performance and Maintenance."

    Step 4
    Click on the "System" folder in the "Performance and Maintenance" folder.

    Step 5
    Click on the tab titled "Hardware."

    Step 6
    Click on the box that says "Device Manager."

    Step 7
    Click on "Sound, Video, and Game Controllers."

    Step 8
    Right-click on the device that prompts Windows XP to display Code 28 (it should be Windows Sound System Compatible Driver, also called the WDM driver). A drop-down menu will appear.

    Step 9
    Click on "Update" and an Update Wizard will guide you through the installation of a new device driver, which should stop Code 28 from appearing on Windows XP.

    Hope this help

    May 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

    2 Answers

    code 28 error how do i fix it


    When you upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 2000, Device Manager shows the Windows Sound System Compatible (WDM) driver as having a problem.

    For help with device problems in Windows, visit the following Microsoft Web site to automatically diagnose and repair problems with devices. For example, visit the following site when the device manager does not detect your hardware, audio, USB, or other devices or when your devices are disabled or not working. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problems (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problems)

    Nov 08, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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