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Windows 7: How to kill AudioSvr - No GPedit

13 Jul 2010   #1
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to kill AudioSvr - No GPedit

I am using Win 7 Home Premium (64-bit) with a Audigy 2 NX USB soundcard.

The problem:
Windows will not shutdown! It freezes up and I end up having to do a hard shutdown...but only when the Audigy is turned on.

Some things I have tried:
-Windows will shutdown just fine in safe mode.
-I have the latest drivers.
-I made sure my onboard audio card was disabled and uninstalled.
-When I turn off the card (or disconnect the USB cable), Windows shutsdown just fine.
-Clean Boot doesn't help.

I found that killing "AudioSvr" and "audioendpointbuilder" services before shutdown works. My problem is that I'm using Home Premium and I do not have GPedit.msc...so I cannot add a .bat to the shutdown scripts that would kill those services.


Is there a way to kill these services during shutdowns without using GPedit??????


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13 Jul 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try this.

Shut Down Computer Shortcut - Create

Create a desktop shortcut with the target:

shutdown /s /f

That should force terminate all open apps and processes and shutdown the computer.
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13 Jul 2010   #3
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. I just tried and it didn't work.

I also just tried stopping "AudioSvr" only and it worked (with "audioendpointbuilder" still running)...so it's definitely this service that is hanging.

I'm not sure if it's happening after the force shutdown because changes that require a restart always take (Even though it froze and I did the hard shutdown).

ug, what a headache!
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13 Jul 2010   #4
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't think Home Premium has GPEdit.

Here's a bat file you can use:


ECHO=OFF
CLS
net stop "Audiosrv"
net stop "AudioEndpointBuilder"
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHUTDOWN -s -t 01
EXIT


Copy the above, create a bat file and drop it in your Windows Root directory.
Create an icon for it on the desktop, I use the red power button found in Shell32.dll.

Use this to shutdown.

Note: the 01 at the end of the shutdown command is seconds... basically an instantaneous shutdown. Adjust to taste.

Ap
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13 Jul 2010   #5
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 

To add to the complexity...I need it auto run during shutdown.

This computer is in my car and it auto starts up and shuts down when I turn on/off the ignition. I have the power button set to shutdown in Windows. The physical "button" is wired to my startup/shutdown controller (which is also the DC-DC PSU).

So while I can click on the icon before I leave my car...I need to make this wife proof (because she won't remember to do this).


Another thought crossed my mind...

I have Win 7 Pro (x64) on my laptop. Can I simply copy the regedit.msc from the System32 folder on the Pro, move it to the Home Premium System32 folder, and run it from there?
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13 Jul 2010   #6
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RifterAD View Post
To add to the complexity...I need it auto run during shutdown.

Another thought crossed my mind...

I have Win 7 Pro (x64) on my laptop. Can I simply copy the regedit.msc from the System32 folder on the Pro, move it to the Home Premium System32 folder, and run it from there?

You can go here....

Download details: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

Since most GPEdit settings are registry based you can go here and download the Win7 file that contains cross references to GPEdit/Registry settings. It's an Excel database format.

Don't know if it would help or not.

You could try copying GPEdit.msc and it's associated DLL and help files, don't know if all the hooks are in Home Premium, I doubt it.

Ap
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13 Jul 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

In your situation, I think there are only 2 options.

1) Change the sound card.

2) Buy a cheap Anytime upgrade to win7 pro.
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13 Jul 2010   #8
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've been looking through that looooooooooooong spreadsheet without much luck (I have little experience with registry editing)...but thanks for the link.

Lol, Bill, I was actually looking at what it would cost to do #2 when I read your post. lol I could do another soundcard, but it seems like there a quite a few people who are having issues with sound cards and Win 7 x64...and 99% of them are suggesting the net stop audiosvr solution with GPedit.

sigh

Tomorrow I will try moving the gpedit files to my car and see if that works...but I have little hope. If not, I'll try one more idea... Otherwise, it's upgrade-to-Pro time.
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14 Jul 2010   #9
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, copying gpedit.msc (and a lot of .dll's) from the pro to the home premium didn't work. I tried registering the .dll's too. Unfortuneatly, MMC doesn't seem to recognize GPedit so I can't add it as a snap-in. And when I try to run GPedit.msc directly from the run menu, MMC pops up and gives me an error...so there are definitely more hooks that I'm lacking.

My last option (before shelling out some money) is to see if I can have my frontend kill the audiosvr service during shutdown. It already shuts down other programs and then saves the status/location of the currently playing song so it can resume immediately upon startup. I'll have to ask the people that created the program to help...I'll post here if it works or not.

Bill2 and Aphelion, thanks for trying helping out!
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14 Jul 2010   #10
RifterAD

Windows 7 x64
 
 

WOW. I managed to accidentally fix my problem.

All I had to do was to open the "sounds" manager, click on the "recording" tab, and disable the "What U Hear" device. Apparently, it was conflicting with the Line-in and SPDIF-in inputs that I was using with the Audigy.

WOOHOO

The only reason why I disabled it was because I was getting some weird noise and I wanted to know what line it was coming in on. When I disabled the What U Hear input, it went away...but I wanted to be sure so I restarted to see how everything worked when it all loaded itself up. While it was restarting, I realized that I had not run my Audio Stop.bat that I was using before I shut things down.

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