Lost my sound

  Egham1 21:25 03 May 2003

Looked on device manager and my mpu-401 compatible MIDI device (on VIA AC'97 audio controller (WDM))shows "this device cannot start (code 10)". Why? Anybody know what it means?

  LastChip 21:41 03 May 2003

It's possible a reinstall might cure the problem.

Go into device manager, delete the device and try a fresh install.

  Egham1 21:02 04 May 2003

Tried a fresh install, didn't work.

  Jomi 21:21 04 May 2003

Drivers are available from hereclick here

  Egham1 21:34 04 May 2003

Yep, updated my driver, that didn't work either! Why can't they have proper error messages - Code 10, what the devil does that mean?

  LastChip 22:30 04 May 2003

The problem is, there are dozens of things that can cause a "code 10", but maybe we can narrow it down.

  britto 22:34 04 May 2003

windows error messages :
code 10 ..the environment is incorrect. Egham1 not sure what it means but this is it.

  Egham1 11:03 05 May 2003

Many thanks for trying to help.
I'm using XP Home on an HP Pavilion 7885 (a couple of years old now but ...). The first time I noticed it I'd just downloaded a trial edition of Sound Edit Pro, used it - no sound. Decided it wasn't what I wanted anyway and uninstalled it. Then tried to play some music, nothing. Could there be a connection? I wouldn't have thought so but could it be?

  LastChip 11:13 05 May 2003

In XP, there is the System Restore function.

If you don't know about this, it is a utility built into Windows, that allows you to "roll back" the computer to a specified date. Look in the Help files to find out more.

Providing, System Restore has been activated in your system, you should be able to find a date prior to loading Sound Edit Pro, you can roll back to. This will essentially replace your registry, with one that is not "infected" with Sound Edit Pro. All your personal files will be unaffected.

  Egham1 13:37 05 May 2003

Lastchip, you're the man! System Restored to 25th. April, I didn't know that the Windows start up "jingle" was such a lovely sound until the comp re-booted. Another lesson learnt, SET YOUR OWN RESTORE POINTS. Many thanks.

  LastChip 15:00 05 May 2003


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