How to fix The Audio service is not running?

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Issue: How to fix The Audio service is not running?

Hi, my computer stated the Audio service is not running message on the bottom corner. There is a red X on the speaker icon in the tray. Restarting may help but only for that time. Sometimes computer works without this message but, in most cases, I need to restart the system over and over again. That is annoying. Is there anything I can do to fix further this Audio service is not running error? Thanks!

Solved Answer

The Audio service is not running error is a fairly common issue on Windows devices. Unfortunately, it usually appears on Windows 7 — the version that is the most bg free. Users[1] report about this frustrating error message that keeps reappearing on the screen.

The issue is also affecting the sound icon in the bottom taskbar. When the red X appears on the speaker icon, and you direct the mouse pointer on the icon the message stating about the audio service issues appears as the pop-up line. Even though it mostly is reported from Windows 7 users, there is a high possibility that other users could encounter the issue.

The Audio service is not running error can appear on the Windows 10 version that caused other issues throughout the last year[2] or any other Windows operating system supporting device. The message states about the audio service issues but audio can be played on the computer via headphones, speakers and no matter the fact that the red X is covering then Soun icon.

 

The Audio service is not running error is caused by the Windows Audio service problem because services that need to be running is either stopping or failing to start the audio service when the computer is rebooting. Restarting the computer often resolves the issue, but there is a need for a concrete solution. We have a few methods prepared for you below.

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Users can reboot the device to get the error fixed, but often it is the solution for that time being, not for long. Also, you should note that Audio service is not running error may be caused by other issues with the device or even cyber intruder problem.[3] For better understanding use PC repair tool like Reimage and scan the system to indicate possible reasons.

Increase and decrease the volume of your computer

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It is possible to increase and decrease the volume it can be done even though the red X is on the Sound icon and the message about Audio service is not running is displayed.

  • Click the speaker icon in the taskbar.
  • When the volume slider is displayed, you can adjust the volume of your computer.
  • Increase or decrease the volume even by the smallest amount and this should get rid of the red X on the icon and the message.

Restart the Windows Audio service

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  • Press the Windows key + R and launch the dialog window.
  • Type services.msc and run.
  • Locate the following services one by one:
    Windows Audio service
    Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service
    Multimedia Class Scheduler service (if available)
  • Go to Properties by clicking the right mouse button on the mentioned service.
  • When the window with settings appears set their Startup type to Automatic.

  • Click on the service again using the right button.
  • Select Restart in the resulting context menu.

Update the audio drivers

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You can do so by locating the particular driver in the Device manager and selecting update. This method should work in fixing the Audio service is not running error.

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Security researcher

Lucia Danes is the news editor at UGetFix. She is always on the move because the eager for knowledge makes her travel around the globe and attend InfoSec events and conferences.

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