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

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by aylah, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. aylah

    aylah Thread Starter

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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:
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    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 before cleaning the dust and after that I also had many other issues, like for some reason onboard Lan Controller was re-enabled in the BIOS, so I had to disable it, Daemon Tools virtual drives needed to be reinstalled too. Also date was reset to 2005 together with time (but I didn't touch the battery). So I have no idea why all that happened.

    So if anyone knows what to do please help!

    Cheers
     
  2. aylah

    aylah Thread Starter

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    Okay, I just tried one more combination and it looked like everything worked, there was no warnings, the device was running fine, sound options available on tray and etc.

    But then I tried to play a mp3 and system restarted immediately and now there is Realtek AC3'97 Audio device in the Device Manager at all.

    I can't understand what the hell is going on.
     
  3. aylah

    aylah Thread Starter

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    Solved. Bought cheap 10$ sound card. This place is dead anyway...
     
  4. flavallee

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    I was guessing you didn't reconnect everything properly.

    Actually, we're quite busy here with helping people. ;)

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  5. TheITMonkey

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    Patience is key, and I solved a similar issue with an onboard soundcard by resetting the BIOS. Not that it matters anymore lol.
     
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