fix code 10

July 9, 2011 at 16:57:57
Specs: vista home premium, pentium dual core 2.2ghz/4gb ram
i have a toshiba satellite which had oem windows 7.I formatted hard drive using command prompt and accidently wiped the oem recorvery section on HDD.I now have got a vista operating system with sp2 installed and i keep getting code 10 for the Vga graphics adapter also a code 10 for my network adapter which is a realtek RTL8101 family PCI-E fast ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0).
Any help would be much appreciated,many thanks mark.

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July 9, 2011 at 19:04:10
"Device Manager codes.

Code 10

If the device has a "FailReasonString" value in its hardware key, that string is displayed as the error message. The driver or enumerator places this registry string value there. If there is no "FailReasonString" in the hardware key, the following generic error message is displayed:
This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have
all the drivers installed. (Code 10)"

The messages in Device Manager are probably due to Vista does not have the drivers built in for the display (video) adapter or the network adapter.

They probably have a yellow ! beside each of them in the Device Manager list.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

Your USB 2.0 support won't be recognized, the drives may not be able to achieve their full speed, and video adapter may not work properly, until AFTER you have installed the main chipset drivers

You need to get the specific "drivers" for the display adapter and the network adapter and install them .
If those are available for Vista they're listed in the downloads for your brand name model.

Windows 7 drivers usually work fine in Vista and visa versa.

If you have already installed those drivers, you have NOT installed them correctly.

If you need that network adapter to work to get onto the internet, you could download just the drivers for that on another computer, copy them to a flash drive, and install them on your computer - then you can connect to the internet and get the rest of the drivers you need.

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