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Windows Audio Service shuts off every time I restart my machine and I have to manually turn it on

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Hi,

I was having some problems with the sound on my machine so I went and bought a SoundBlaster sound card and installed.  I didn't have any luck with it.  I was able to hear windows sounds such as mouse clicks and error sounds when they occur.  I went into the services and notice the Windows Audio Service was not started so I started it and the sound worked as it was supposed to.  I was able to hear everything like it should.  The problem is now if I restart my machine, the Windows Audio service won't start and I have to start it manually.  Is there somethign I can do here?
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by:mirzas
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Go to Services, find Windows Audio Service .. and right click it and then click properties

Change startup type to Automatic.


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ONLY, If this does NOT help install new drivers for your sound card.

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Already tried, and it is listed as automatic, but does not start.

Also, the driver is the most current.
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do you have errors in the event log?
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nothing related to audio.. I am stumped.
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by:mirzas
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ok, go to Device manager and uninstall your sound card completely. Then install a fresh pair of drivers.

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assuming of course you did not catch any viruses or do not have some incompatible software or added some new hardware.
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by:JimNicholson
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Had a similar problem at our office once:

Is the Plug and Play service set to Automatic as well?  If not, change it to automatic and reboot.
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What errors do you have in your System section of your event viewer?
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by:Jscott82305
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It seems to have been compatibility issues with the soundblaster card and the onboard card.  I did an msconfig and disabled several startup items.  Problem fixed
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