Hi people, I'm new here to the forum and stumbled upon this place when google searching my problem. The reason I joined was because I was impressed with the advice given and ... ofcourse to solve the problem I'm experiencing. The following topic had the same problem however the advice did not solve it for me: http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/realtek-ac97-audio-drive-not-working-error-code-10.154503/ Here it goes: I have found an old computer somewhere on the attic which I want to convert into an arcade machine. So I started out with a clean format C, downloaded all drivers and everything seemed to be fine until I realised I had no sound... So went to hardware and found the annoying yellow circle around Realtek AC'97 audio, more info said code 10! Steps taken: 1) downloaded all service pack upgrades, currently I'm on SP3 Windows XP 2) downloaded the software DriverEasy and installed all missing drivers. 3) ... (Please fill in the dots) MSINFO32 Naam Realtek AC'97 Audio Fabrikant Realtek Status Fout (=dutch for not good) PNP-apparaat-ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_006A&SUBSYS_10011695&REV_A1\3&13C0B0C5&0&30 Stuurprogramma c:\windows\system32\drivers\alcxwdm.sys (5.10.00.6300 built by: WinDDK, 3,93 MB (4.122.368 bytes), 6/09/2013 19:44) DXDIAG (attachment) I've been trying to solve this now for 8 hours, really need your help would be great!