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


08 May 2009   #1

XP
 
 
"Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" service will not start

The audio services worked fine at first. But after optimizing the system for gaming and security, the "Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" service fails to start. It gives the error: "Error 1722: The RPC server is unavailable" This is required for the "Windows Audio" service, so I have no sound now. Does anyone know the cause of this error? Here are the services that I am running...

Application Experience: Manual
Application Information: Manual
DCOM Server Process Launcher: Automatic*
Group Policy Client: Automatic* Grrrrr
Human Interface Device Access: Manual
Plug and Play: Automatic
Program Compatibility Assistant Service: Automatic
RPC: Automatic*
RPC Locator: Manual
RPC Endpoint Mapper: Automatic
Task Scheduler: Automatic* Grrrrr
Themes: Automatic
User Profile Service: Automatic
Windows Audio: Automatic (not working)
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder: Automatic (not working)
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework: Manual
Windows Installer: Manual
Windows Management Instrumentation: Manual (On for nVidia nTune)

Should I be running any additional services? I skipped Vista and am still using XP. And although I know the bare minimum services for safe internet use, I am not interested in doing so. I just want to benchmark some games :P Thanks in advance!


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06 Jul 2009   #2

XP
 
 

I'm having exactly the same issue. It must be an undocumented dependency.
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06 Jul 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi superclocks, are you running windows xp?
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06 Jul 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Don't mess with services, doing so can cause such weird issues as this. The service tweak sites that list all these "recommended" service configurations all fail to tell you how little resources are saved in truth, and how many unexpected errors you may receive. We tested this extensively years back and it's just not worth it...

Now, this is a Windows 7 forum and not many (if any) users here are still running XP even as a dual boot, but we can still help you out. Maybe you might wanna try loading a Windows 7 copy in a dual boot and give 7 a whirl, you just might LOVE it...

Set your services back to their Default state, that may solve your issue.
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22 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I've got the same problem. The thing is I never even messed with services in this OS - and all was ok until todays updates after which sound just stopped. And then - look the first guy's post.
Creative Audigy 2
Windows 7 RC1
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03 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1(Build 7100)
 
 
POWER fixed it

Concur with the guy that said he turned back on the "Power" service and it started working.

I had set that to manual last night and after rebooting my most of the audio services would fail to start. I started the "Power" service and then my audio services would start and I have sound again. Set "Power" to automatic and rebooted and it's still working.

So thank you very much sir!

J
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

agree with the two guys above. I ran into the same problem tweaking which service to run or not. When I re-enabled Power (after trying a ton of ways to renable it with other services), my audio, mic, etc came back on.

Saw BerggreenDK's fix, and it worked for me.... Remember to LEAVE POWER ON
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23 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Audio not working

Fix:

You probably disabled or stopped Power service ,set it to automatic and start it, if it doesnt start on first time try it to start again or put it on Automatic and restart PC.

Then your Audio services will work (start them) and whoola music is playin again.


Tx
BerggreenDK

ps: I tried restore point and set it to two days ago, but it did not fix problem,
thats wierd.
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25 Jan 2010   #9

windows 7 pro
 
 
Turning on power service worked for me

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BerggreenDK View Post
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.

And all my chat/sound programs suddently was able to use them.... wooohoo!
Im in your debt BerggreenDK,
For almost 3 weeks now, ive been having problems with various windows services. I had tried everything I knew to try to get the audio service on and nothing worked until I tried your suggestion.
Sound came back on straight away, still got a few more issues but at least I can some tunes on while I try and fix them.

Thanks again
Kaymaccin
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23 Dec 2010   #10

windowstitan
 
 
Thanks a lot - THAT WAS IT

Enormous! enable de power service resolve the sound problem "end point..audio service ." générateur de point de terminaison du service audio (i'm french) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've looking for many things and it was so simple

Thank you all
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