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Ethernet error (Code 10)???

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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:03 PM

I've posted my concern HERE on Windows Answers but have not received any response that is helpful. Hopefully it will be different here.




I unplugged everything from the back of my PC to clean behind my desk and when I plugged everything back in I found I have a problem with connecting to the Internet.


When checking the Device Manager to see wht might be wrong I found that the Ethernet drivers keep coming up with this error:


"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device


Windows found the drivers for your device but encountered an error while installing it.


XXXXXX (Tried a Links G wireless and the on board Ethernet, don't remember what it is, but same error for both)


The device cannot start (Code 10)"









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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 06:35 PM

My only experience with an error 10 code is with the network communications being inoperative.  Possibly a bad driver.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:21 PM



Welcome to BC.  Do you have more than one ethernet port on the back of your computer?  Did you maybe plug it into the wrong one?  Check and double check all the connections you made.  It could be that when you unplugged the Network cable it damaged the NIC on the computer.  This would probably give you a code 10.  Try a simple shutdown / disconnect / check all the connections. If the NIC is not attatched to the motherboard and is instead a NIC card you may have knocked the card out of the socket.  Some more information about your computer would be helpful.  After visiting the page you linked I see that you have resolved your issue.  Most likely it is a damaged NIC.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 12:08 PM

One of the most common causes for the error code 10 is a bad driver.


Have you tried the Update Driver option in the Device Manager?

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