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error'this device cannot start(code 10)'

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by milomorai, Sep 19, 2003.

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  1. milomorai

    milomorai Thread Starter

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    after i got the xp system up and running again, i still can't access my network. in the properties for the nic i get that message and when i try to set up a new network connection, windows can't find any network adapter. i have uninstalled/reinstalled the device several times, used the latest drivers for it and even switched nics with the same results. how can i get xp to start this device?
     
  2. tuffguy

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    What was it that downed your system? After uninstalling the nic did you restart windows and let it detect it and install the drivers from there? Some system info would help.
     
  3. dai

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    some nics need to go in the first pci slot after the agp
     
  4. milomorai

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    this was on my mother's pc. she installed an embroidery program for her husqvarna sewing machine that required a usb dongle and hosed the entire system- it wouldn't boot(xp box) and went into a reboot loop on her w2k box. i had to hook up her hd to one of my pc's to run the repair install and to uninstall the program. even went into the registry to get all remnants of that program out of the system. i have done both reboot installs of the nic and uninstall/reinstall w/o rebooting.
     
  5. milomorai

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    i always put the nic in the first pci slot if there is enough room - learned that one the hard way.
     
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    yes i did plus as many of the newer ones that i could find - still no change.
     
  8. dai

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    is anything showing in the device manager
     
  9. milomorai

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    it shows that the device is loaded, no conflicts, doesn't need driver updates, just "This device cannot start (Code 10)".
     
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    thanks for all the suggestions but nothing worked so i broke down, formatted the hd and started from scratch. this time i am going to burn an image of the os setup to a dvd-tired of reloading everything one by one.
     
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