Device Cannot Start [code 10] on netgear wifi adapter

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by Guest, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I recently put together a computer for my upstairs workspace. I am using a wireless network to allow my computer to acces the internet and other things via a Netgear USB 2.0 wireless adapter. I put the computer together without a hitch and it ran great. I left it running and went to sleep for the night. When I awoke, I shutdown the computer without looking at it and went about my day. Later that day, when I went to check my email, I started up my computer only to be told that my wireless AP (this one, in case that helps http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.asp?prodID=218&view= ) could not start error code 10.

    I went to the help and it told me to uninstall the device and reinstall it. Did that and same problem. Then it said look for new drivers, done and done, still not fixed.

    So finnaly, I went to microsofts KB. it told me that a similar problem occured with a wireless AP of a different type and SP1 fixed it. So, with newly inspired hope, I updated Xp out the ying-yang, only to find that I have the exact same problem.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Guest, Dec 12, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Yea I'm having the same problem with the Creative USB Sound Blaster MP3+. Although mine never actually worked in the first place, I'm stuck on the Code 10, and no one seems to have found a fix for it. Creative is telling me something about a "voltage problem" and wants me to try using a USB hub.

    Does anyone have a way to solve this problem?
     
    Guest, Jan 4, 2004
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  3. Hi,

    Creative may be correct, there may be insufficient voltage in the port you
    are using. A powered hub would resolve that.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!

    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone



    Although mine never actually worked in the first place, I'm stuck on the
    Code 10, and no one seems to have found a fix for it. Creative is telling me
    something about a "voltage problem" and wants me to try using a USB hub.
     
    Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers, Jan 5, 2004
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  4. Guest

    Fish Guest

    Erm, not really, but I have a similar problem and a workaround. When I
    boot into Windows my USB Netgear Wireless Adapter usually doesn't
    start (code 10). This has been the case since I installed a new
    motherboard (MSI) and a faster CPU - everything else is the same, and
    I never had this problem with my previous set-up.

    Anyway, if I go to the Adaptor in Device Manager, right-click on
    Properties and change the Power Saving features, i.e. to Enabled or
    Disabled depending on what it already is, then the Adpator usually
    turns on. If it doesn't, then toggling the Power Saving feature again
    will work - it never takes more than 3 attempts. This suggests that I
    do have enough power?

    It doesn't seem to matter whether the Power Saving feature is Enabled
    or Disabled, just updating it is enough to wake-up my Wireless
    Adaptor. If anyone has a proper solution that they have tested - and
    maybe a USB hub is it - then I'd like to hear it.

    Cheers.
     
    Fish, Jan 20, 2004
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