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I try to install the network driver but it says this device cannot start code 10

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  • micloscrib Jan 13, 2009

    alright i do that and it said that the device cannot start code 10

  • micloscrib Jan 13, 2009

    well its a network adapter that came installed on the motherboard

  • micloscrib Jan 13, 2009

    thats for cd drives though

  • micloscrib Jan 14, 2009

    original yea it didnt work after i reinstalled xp


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Most of the time, you can resolve this error by updating the device driver for the faulty device. To update the driver, select the system option from the Control Panel. In the System Properties dialog box, select the hardware tab, and then select the device manager button. Scroll through the Device Manager window and identify the faulty hardware device. Right-click on this device and then select the update driver command. Next, follow the screen instructions to update the driver of the selected device.
And make sure you download the driver from the manufacturers website 

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    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    ok hold on let me look up some things it may take a while to get back to you 

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    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    it sounds like you got a bad device. if the drivers installed with no errors i would return the device and try another one. 

    What is the device? USB or Daughtercard? 

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    Or if you are running windows xp you can try this fix. But it is messing with the registry so be careful. Scroll down to advanced troubleshooting and follow the directions carefully

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 13, 2009

    Try going to the motherboard manufacturer site and see if there are any updates available for the motherboard controllers or anything. I am leaving the office now but will look this up more at home 

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 14, 2009

    is this a new motherboard? did it work before? What made you install the driver?

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 14, 2009

    where are you trying to download the driver from? I honestly think you are just downloading a bad driver.


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