Solved

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

Posted on 2008-10-16
9
954 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Jscott82305
9 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:mirzas
ID: 22731036
Go to Services, find Windows Audio Service .. and right click it and then click properties

Change startup type to Automatic.


----

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

0
 

Author Comment

by:Jscott82305
ID: 22731184
Already tried, and it is listed as automatic, but does not start.

Also, the driver is the most current.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:mirzas
ID: 22731355
do you have errors in the event log?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jscott82305
ID: 22731376
nothing related to audio.. I am stumped.
0
Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:mirzas
ID: 22731409
ok, go to Device manager and uninstall your sound card completely. Then install a fresh pair of drivers.

0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
mirzas earned 500 total points
ID: 22731419
assuming of course you did not catch any viruses or do not have some incompatible software or added some new hardware.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:JimNicholson
ID: 22731700
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.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:orangutang
ID: 22737212
What errors do you have in your System section of your event viewer?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Jscott82305
ID: 31506740
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
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

If your system is showing symptoms of browser hijacks or 'google search redirects' check out my other article (http://rdsrc.us/u3GP7A) first and run the tool TDSSKiller (http://rdsrc.us/GDBBs4) to get rid of the infection. Once done, and if the …
For both online and offline retail, the cross-channel business is the most recent pattern in the B2C trade space.
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

706 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now