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Windows 7: The Audio Service Is Not Running + No Devices Found

21 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 
The Audio Service Is Not Running + No Devices Found

i havent installed nothing updated ect . i dont no why this is happening ive tryed reinstalling ... looked at every solution online no help ... i did sys restore my pc and it worked but my wireless wouldent so im back here now ....

this is what it says


then i click playback devices in pop up menu



then i click yes and this says this




and in my device manager it shows this




i dont understand why it wont work ive installed drivers over and over and will not work :/ can some one come and teamviewer my pc ?

please get back asap thank

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22 Jul 2011   #2

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skunner View Post
i havent installed nothing updated ect . i dont no why this is happening ive tryed reinstalling ... looked at every solution online no help ... i did sys restore my pc and it worked but my wireless wouldent so im back here now ....

this is what it says


then i click playback devices in pop up menu



then i click yes and this says this




and in my device manager it shows this




i dont understand why it wont work ive installed drivers over and over and will not work :/ can some one come and teamviewer my pc ?

please get back asap thank

Right Click on that last Screen to Enable Hidden Devices.
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13 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Have you tried restarting the audio service in 'services.msc'?
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25 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi, I ran into a similar problem which it turns out I partially created myself.

I replaced my motherboard and as a result did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate upgrading from Windows Vista Home Edition.
I also upgraded my video card to an Asus Geforce GTX550 Ti

Now I was ready to start installing all of my other programs, drivers, updates etc. but the computer kept freezing after 5 minutes or less. To troubleshoot this I disabled my services in msconfig to try to isolate the problem. In doing so I somehow managed to disable my audio services and couldn't get them to start again. There was a red x over the speaker icon on my task bar and I kept getting error messages that my audio services needed to be started (but wouldn't start when I tried) and that no audio devices were installed in spite of the fact that I tried both the onboard audio and an Audigy sound card.

Here is the solution that worked for me.

First: The freezing problem-
I went into control panel/System and Security/Power Options and changed the setting there from Balanced to High Performance. I'm assuming this was necessary due to the high power consumption of the new video card.
This fixed the freezing problem.

Second: The no audio problem-
Open your command prompt by clicking Start button/All Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt
Type in: services.msc
In the list find the item named Power
Right click on it and select Properties
Make sure the startup type is AUTOMATIC then click the start button then ok to close the window.
Reboot your computer.

When it restarts you should have sound again unless you changed other settings in msconfig or made other changes. If you made other changes you may have to undo the mess you've made trying to find the problem which is what got me into trouble. Doing a system restore to an earlier point may help.

I do hope this helps someone. I scoured the internet trying to solve the problem and found clues here and there that brought me to this final conclusion. I hope that this post helps to save someone some time.

Good Luck
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29 Nov 2011   #5

windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

ThankYou For Your Help But i Found a restore point and it fixed the problem .
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06 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know Skunner's problem was solved by a rollback, but I thought I would share my solution as well since Google directed me here. It turns out that my tinkering in msconfig caused my problem.

The service called "Multimedia Class Scheduler" was not running, and simply turning it back on fixed it.

You should be able to turn it back on through start - run - msconfig.exe then services and check it.
or
wallyschmo's advice on getting into services.msc to do the same.
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22 Jun 2012   #7

windows 7 home basic 64bit
 
 

guyz i've done all the things mentioned above....but nothing seems to workout for me....still no sound plz help......i have hcl me laptop Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit ,Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz ....!!!!
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25 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wish I could help you hnetam. As far as I have seen, the issues for audio can only be cause by the driver or service. Have you checked settings too? I once found someone's system was set for surround sound when it needed stereo.

So, your sure you have the right drivers? Your sure the service is running?
If it is not, then do run - services.mcs and look for any service that mentions audio. Let us know what you find if it/they will not start.
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01 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

services.msc

then scroll down to Windows audio

double click to open the service & press stop

wait for it to stop

then press start


solved
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02 Jul 2012   #10
AC

 
 

How I fixed it when I installed Vista on my 7 laptop.
1-Go to Run, and type "services.msc" without the quotes.
2-Scroll to Windows Audio and double click it.
3-Make sure startup type is automatic.
4-Stop the service
5-Start the service.
Make sure that Windows Audio is checked in msconfig.exe


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