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

04 Sep 2009   #1
JackDinn

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 
Windows Audio service not running ! But it is ?

On occasion when i boot up im getting a red cross on my volume control in the tray and hovering over it it says the "audio service is not running" but the service is running, i get sound and everything is working fine. Looking at the services i find windows audio service and yep its running fine & set to automatic but there is still the red cross in my tray?

at the moment im having to "restart" this service to get rid of the notification and the red cross but its a pain.

Only happens about 20% of the time.

I have the latest sound drivers.

have done a search but its all about this service failing to start & giving errors etc.

any ideas anyone,

Thx all,
JackDinn.


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04 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

Isee that you have listed: OS Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition.

Hmm. Maybe there's a connection.
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05 Sep 2009   #3
JackDinn

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

well i dunno is that a statement or just a thought.

Seem Im finding all the little bugs n win7 , lol well thats me if these a bug i'll find it. :P
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15 Sep 2009   #4
cyberman

windows 7
 
 

mine does exactly the same as JackDinn describes
the service is actually running but tray icon says differently
minor pita but nicer if it did what it was supposed to do

simply restarting the service makes the red cross go away

i have also noticed some other erratic issues with other tray icons as well
possibly it's general issue with windows 7 as it never did such things with vista

addendum

booted the pc tonight
audio service had the red cross
clicked on it
volume slider opened
adjusted volume
red cross went away
go figure
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18 Sep 2009   #5
JackDinn

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

hmm, will adjusting the volume do the trick ? i shall try that next time it occurs

Thx.
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29 Sep 2009   #6
midgo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberman View Post
mine does exactly the same as JackDinn describes
the service is actually running but tray icon says differently
minor pita but nicer if it did what it was supposed to do

simply restarting the service makes the red cross go away

i have also noticed some other erratic issues with other tray icons as well
possibly it's general issue with windows 7 as it never did such things with vista

addendum

booted the pc tonight
audio service had the red cross
clicked on it
volume slider opened
adjusted volume
red cross went away
go figure

Same here.

Just tried adjusting the audio as suggested and the red cross disappeared.

What gives?
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08 Nov 2009   #7
Niteshade1870

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by midgo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyberman View Post
mine does exactly the same as JackDinn describes
the service is actually running but tray icon says differently
minor pita but nicer if it did what it was supposed to do

simply restarting the service makes the red cross go away

i have also noticed some other erratic issues with other tray icons as well
possibly it's general issue with windows 7 as it never did such things with vista

addendum

booted the pc tonight
audio service had the red cross
clicked on it
volume slider opened
adjusted volume
red cross went away
go figure

Same here.

Just tried adjusting the audio as suggested and the red cross disappeared.

What gives?

No ideas here either, I simply pressed the mute button on my keyboard a couple of times and the cross disappeared as well. Gotta love the bugs

Oh well, a bug like this is easy to work with and I'm sure they'll fix it eventually.
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05 Dec 2009   #8
Cheyenne

Win 7
 
 
Thanks

Same problem here, thanks for the quick fix. Adjusting the volume on the slider worked for me too.
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08 Dec 2009   #9
philbill

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Works for me... thanks.

A real solution to the bug would be nice.
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09 Dec 2009   #10
Notorious256

Gheto blaster SE
 
 

I got this problem too for the very first time today. Adjusting the volume just fixed it.

Also, sometimes when i delete an item in windows explorer, the item does not disappear, it just stays there as if i had no deleted it, although, i cannot use it, refresh does nothing, but if i browse to another folder, then return, it will be gone -

-So i wonder if this is happening for a similar reason?
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