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

18 Jun 2010   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have a wacom as well.

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26 Jun 2010   #22

Win 7 Ultimate 64


I upgraded from a non-HDMI videocard to a HDMI videocard. Because the HDMI port is considered an audio device and there were no cables running to my HDMI port, the "playback devices" portion of the sound bar stated that there was no audio device connected to it.

I went into the playback devices and disabled the HDMI audio port and all is well.

Just FYI.

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14 Jul 2010   #23

windows 7

got this problem for first time today. clicked on the audio adjust and it went away like other folks. i have been running win7 ultimate for months and this is the first time this has happened, wondering why.
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21 Jul 2010   #24

Win 7

Thanks for the "fix". Did not explain why the error happen and why it happens again, but at least I do not have to look at the red X
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02 Aug 2010   #25

windows 7
try this.this one worked for me

1. Click Start, type Services.msc in the Start Search box.

2. Scroll down the list of services, right-click Windows Audio and select Start.

3. Select Properties for Windows Audio and set its Startup Type to Automatic.

If the Windows Audio service does not start and you get the error Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start, then make sure that the following services are started and their Startup Type is set to Automatic.
Plug and Play
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
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04 Aug 2010   #26

windows 7


thanks for the suggested fix

however, my system has always had the services you suggest start automatically and have always been running when the problem occurred

on this basis (for me at least) it is not the fix

in fact, on my system everything is working as it should, sound and all, it's just i very occasionally get an error flag in the system tray which means the error is that i get the error flag

i can not remember the last time i got the red flag in the system tray so maybe mine is fixed??
how or why it's fixed??

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06 Nov 2010   #27

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit

hi, my comp is having some audio problems and i need help.
-windows 7 ultimate 32 bit-

it says i have no audio playback device installed?

One or more audio service isn't running?

Both the Windows Audio and the Windows Audio End Point Builder services must be running for audio to work correctly. Atleast one of these services isn't running?

i dont know what to do.?

I cant start windows normally, i have to run in safe mode.
I get SCoD if i try to start in normal windows 7.
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16 Nov 2010   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Audio service and endpoint builder won't run in my Acer

I have the 32-bit version of Windows7 Home premium and nothing seems to repair the problem. I have tried recommendations listed but no go. In fact, when I do try to start either program it also disables the Windows wireless service.

What's the connection between to two? Any other ideas short of re-loading Windows?

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16 Dec 2010   #29

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

This problem is happend to me too for the first time.. and the audio is working anyway.. some minor problem btw.. I guess this happened to most of us after the recent windows update
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17 Dec 2010   #30

Windows 7 64
Icon tray audio

Same thing here. Moving volume slider fixes it but I am puzzled at all the bugs with all the icon trays. Half the time they do not show up and you have to go to task manager and stop explorer then restart it to correct problem. It is getting quite annoying. I even reset upper and lower string values in regedit but problem keeps returning. What's the deal Microsoft?
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