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 I get "This device cannot start (Code 10)" when I try to install a new video card. How do I fix this?

The Code 10 error is most often a result of not having the option "Assign IRQ to VGA" enabled in your motherboards system BIOS.  Please note: Making changes to your system BIOS can cause your computer to malfunction or become inoperable.  If you are unsure how to make BIOS changes, don’t.  Seek assistance from your system administrator or technician.  If you are familiar with making changes to your BIOS, you may proceed with this section.

To enter the system BIOS for most PC’s, you need to repeatedly click the “F1” or “Del” key on your keyboard as soon as you turn on your computer until it brings you to the system BIOS.  If this does not bring you to your system BIOS, consult your motherboard manufacturer or system manufacturer for more information.  Once inside of the system BIOS, search for the option “Assign IRQ to VGA”.  Check that this option is enabled and then save these settings.  Exit the system BIOS and boot back into Windows.  The error code should be gone.







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