Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows Audio service not running ! But it is ?

18 Feb 2012   #51

Win 7 Ulimate x64

Like everyone else this just surfaced for me as well. However, while the proposed fix may fix the system tray icon it is not fixing the real problem. I'm using a USB Titanium Sound Card, and the system sound works fine, but the icon isn't just a random glitch. Upon going into the actual setting for the sound card I find the "What You Hear" icon is no longer working, unless headphones are plugged in. It stopped working all of a sudden, and rebooting caused the red icon to show up. Any permanent fix welcome...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #52

Windows 8 Pro with Media 64 bit
Sound icon with red x upon login

Its is a bug, i have three computers running Windows 7 Home, Professional, and Ultimate, all have updated sound drivers, microsoft needs to fix this problem. operating system bug, probably in the registry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2012   #53

Windows 8 Pro with Media 64 bit

Apparently I found what is causing this problem with the sound icon showing up with a red X, when your system boots the audio service is hanging, while other system processes start. Don't know if this can fix the problem but, try this.
Go to the registry editor and look for this key:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

find HungAppTimeout, string and delete it.

or you can add it or change the value, default value is 5000 for this device, you can change it to 9000.

if it is not present and you want to add it, right click, add new string value : HungAppTimeout, set value to 9000,
hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2012   #54

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1

I adjusted my volume and the "Red cross" on "audio services not on" went away on my Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Hewlett Packard Touch Smart PC...hope this helps someone! CilyPudi。。。。✿*゚゚・✿*゚゚・*゚゚・。。。☼.**.。.`.☆.ツ. ★๏̯̃๏☂☮\()/ ◄ŦяμвŁ►~ ħoᴌġraρhic мέრέ βᴌέвz٩ ☮ ♥ (͡๏̯͡๏);/ ☆יהשוה【ツ٩(◣_◢)β ♥ ϝunϩϮuϝϝ ☮ ♥ Brett Kitchens - YouTube
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2013   #55

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Same problem here very randomly. Recommended fix - adjust volume - worked for me too. Still happening in Autumn 2013. Doesn't look as if anyone is attempting to fix it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows Audio service not running ! But it is ?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Windows Audio service not running ! But it is ?
Thread Forum
The Audio Service is not running Sound & Audio
Solved The Audio Service is not running, Alienware M14x Windows 7 64-bit Sound & Audio
The Audio Service Is Not Running! Sound & Audio
Windows Audio Service is not running - Automatic Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App