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

17 Dec 2010   #31

Windows 7 64
Disable video card HD

If you just installed a new video card or updated drivers it may have enabled the HD audio drivers on the card. I you are using native audio you may have to go to device manager and disable HD audio from graphics card. This may correct red X as you have no HDMI connected to graphics card and your PC is looking for that connection. Hope this helps

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17 Dec 2010   #32

Windows 7 64

You can also right click on audio icon and click sounds and then playback. It should show an HDMI cable unplugged from your video card. Simply right click on that and choose disable to correct problem. Only do this if you donot intend to use your HDMI from your video card for sound
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18 Dec 2010   #33


same exact thing happens here too
and if you adjust the volume it does go away too
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19 Dec 2010   #34
magnificent seven

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

good advice Jackietools its work thanks
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21 Jan 2011   #35

Windows 7

2 yrs later and still no fix for these disappearing tray icons & audio service not running bugs. what heck is this? this is rediculous and really annoying.
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26 Jan 2011   #36

windows 7 pro
Sliding the sound bar works

Thank you so much for that quick fix
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04 May 2011   #37

Windows 7
Bug Fix Priorities

If MS is like most software houses, bugs which don't prevent users from using a feature get a very, very low priority on the "list of things to do". And since a) the service works, and b) the appearance of the red cross can be so easily fixed, I suspect this is near the bottom of their fix list.
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06 May 2011   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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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


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.
that's what i did. didn't see someone else same thing X) ..since simple adjust volume didn't work (already maxed =.=)
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07 May 2011   #39

Windows 7 Home Premium

It seems as a version of Windows ages its harder and harder for the startup items to remain conflict free. I have surmised that when items don’t startup correctly we get the X or items missing etc. It seems silly to me that Microsoft can’t make this start up process rock solid. I use Logitech software to customize my mouse. It use to start up fine. Now it won’t start on its own when I turn my machine on.
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12 May 2011   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Wireless keyboard, perhaps?

I picked up the same issue, but only after I installed a wireless keyboard. Anyone with this problem have a regular wired kb?
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