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Windows 7: "Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" service will not start

14 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

Same here: Audio services wouldn't start until the power service was started.
(Windows 7, realtek)

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26 Dec 2011   #12

7 (32 and 64 bit versions), Vista, XP

Only made an account to say I'm very grateful those that figured out the Windows Audio service depends on the power service. (whole reason I made this account was to say thank you)... so thank you.

(and yes.. MS should be ashamed of their error reporting - it should scan the current configuration of services and report back all potential causes but miserably fails to.)
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23 Feb 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Audio service won't start and Power service is missing

O have the same problem described here, no audio, except that when i try to turn on the power service I get "Error 126 specified module could not be found" Does anybody know how to handle this extra step?

Thank you in advance for any help.
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25 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

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10 Jul 2012   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

[QUOTE=kaymaccin;529234][QUOTE=BerggreenDK;209465]I've been searching for a solution too. I had disabled quite a few services myself and was starting to re-enable them again.

"When I came to the POWER-service (C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch) and re-enabled that one, suddently my onboard RealTek ACL888 turned on and enabled the ports as expected."

So I cannot find the svchost.exe. What does this mean?

Please help. Having the "No Audio Output Device is installed" problem.


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18 Sep 2013   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Created an account to say: thank you. Had the same problem, fixed by restoring the Power service.
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22 Apr 2016   #17

Win 7 Pro x64 (4 machines) Win 7 Home x64 (1 machine)

Sam Ting here.
Created an account JUST to say...

I went approx 3 yrs with no audio from my "main" machine.
With zero recollection as to what occurred way back then, I spent 20 mins TOTAL to fix it. POWER service!!
And that included slogging thru the TechNet forums and those "take these 23 steps" non-answers from the MS answerbots.

So, Thank you, from 2016.
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