Sep. 28, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows Driver Solutions
C-Media driver errors are very frustrating. In some cases, the C-media driver errors may trigger your computer to freeze, or to crash. Most of these driver errors can be easily resolved, because you just need to download and install the correct C-Media drivers for your PC.
There are two main C-Media driver errors, including:
1. "There was a problem installing this hardware: This device cannot start. (Code 10)"
This error occurs when your C-Media audio drivers, C-Media sound drivers, C-Media USB drivers are not installed correctly or when the installed C-Media PCI audio drivers, C-Media headset drivers or C-Media headphone drivers are broken or corrupt.
2. "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code Cmedia.sys)"
In this case, your Windows computer keeps crashing abruptly. When you check the error report, it says there’s an error occurred in C-Media audio driver.
The most common two methods to fix C-Media driver errors including:
Generally, you can resolve the “cannot start error” by reinstalling your C-Media drivers, such as C-Media 3d audio drivers, C-Media AC97 drivers, C-Media CMI8738 gameport drivers.
For “Code Cmedia.sys” error, if reinstalling C-Media drivers doesn’t work, you need to download and update your C-Media audio drivers for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows XP.
The easiest and quickest way to download and update C-Media drivers is using Driver Talent.
Driver Talent is a widely-used reliable C-Media driver downloads and updates tool. Using Driver Talent to automatically download and update C-Media drivers is much more reliable, effective, and faster than traditional manual download. The latter option is quite frustrating and time-consuming.
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Follow the 3 steps below to update C-Media drivers for Windows 10, C-Media drivers for Windows 8.1, C-Media drivers for Windows 8, C-Media drivers for Windows 7, C-Media drivers for Windows Vista, and C-Media drivers for Windows XP.
Run Driven Talent, click “Scan” to identify all the outdated, missing, corrupted, broken C-Media drivers.
If you have missing, outdated, or corrupted C-Media drivers, click “Repair” to download and install the C-Media drivers that correctly match your PC. You can also choose to “Update” all the C-Media drivers to the latest versions. But if they are not broken, you're better off not updating your current C-Media drivers, because newly-released drivers may come with bugs or stability problems.
Restart your computer and reinstall your C-Media devices to make all C-Media driver updates to take effect.
Note: It is strongly recommended to always backup your C-Media drivers and set a restore point in case you want to roll back to a previous C-Media driver version or need to reinstall a C-Media audio driver, C-Media USB driver or C-Media headset driver without Internet connection.
For C-Media USB drivers download and update, you can check How to Free Download, Install or Update USB Driver on Your Laptop or Desktop.
Below is a list of C-Media drivers that Driver Talent can download and update.
C-Media drivers for Windows 10
C-Media driver for Windows 8.1
C-Media drivers for Windows 8
C-Media drivers for Windows 7
C-Media drivers for Windows Vista
C-Media drivers for Windows XP
C-Media drivers for Windows 7 32-bit
C-Media PCI sound drivers
C-Media audio drivers
C-Media sound drivers
C-Media USB drivers
C-Media PCI audio drivers
C-Media headset drivers
C-Media headphone drivers
C-Media 3d audio drivers
C-Media ac97 audio drivers
C-Media av97 3d audio drivers
C-Media cmi8738 gameport drivers
C-Media drivers cmi8738
C-Media cm108 drivers
C-Media sc3000 drivers
C-Media cm6501 drivers
C-Media cmi9739a drivers
C-Media cmi9761a drivers
C-Media USB audio drivers
C-Media hsp56 drivers
C-Media hs100 drivers
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