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My audio card won't work from this morning.

Problem: This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

What can I do?

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Generally this means that more than one device is trying to use the same I/O port. Open device manager and see if there are any exclamation points next to any items. You want to locate the device that is causing the I/O conflict and then disable it.

Did you install any hardware or software recently that may have changed your configuration? If so, you can also try uninstalling the hardware/software or even rolling back to a previous version of Windows using the System Restore tool.

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I didn't change a thing in the last two weeks. The yellow exclamation mark is right on my Creative SB X-fi audio card. Now, for a reason, the error changed into "This device cannot start. (Code 10)". What? – iTayb Mar 12 '10 at 18:51
@iTayb You should add that information into your original question; you can click the 'edit' button to do so. – squircle Jun 2 '10 at 15:02

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