If you are facing Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10 problem, you are not alone. This error can occur due to an outdated Windows driver and you can easily follow some simple processes to resolve the issue.
In an audio driver is not present in your computer, then you will face some user difficulties. You won’t be able to play your favorite music or listen to any sounds from videos. Similarly, your speakers and headphones will not work and your microphone will be unresponsive. As a result, this will hamper some of the necessary systems of your computer.
If you are a gamer, this problem will cause a huge impact on you, as you won’t be able to listen to any voice or sounds. Also, you won’t be able to communicate via your microphone neither you will be able to record any audio files. So, let’s get started with the solution process.
Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10-Solved
Start Windows Audio Devices
- Press Windows key+ R
- In the opened command box, enter services.msc
- From here, you have to find the following services
- Windows Audio
- Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
- Plug and Play
4.You have set the Startup Type to Automatic and set the services to Running
5. Restart all of the services
6. If the startup type is not set to automatic, you have to double-click on the services and open Properties, then set them to automatic
7. Check the services in msconfig.exe
8. Lastly, reboot your computer
Now check if the problem is solved. In case it is still present, apply the next method.
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Restore Registry Key from Antivirus
To resolve the Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10 problem please follow these steps:
- Open the antivirus program installed on your computer and navigate to its Virus vault
- From the system tray, at the right end of your taskbar, click on the antivirus icon and select View Recent History
- Now go to Quarantine and click on Show
- Now, inside the virus vault, search for quarantined Audio device or Audio services
- Then look for the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROL
- In case you see the registry key is this: DLL
- Then restore the files and reboot your computer
Now check is the Audio services not responding is resolved or not. Don’t worry, you have some more options.
Scan for Missing Files
I would recommend you to scan your system files. Missing or corrupted files can create audio related problems. So, in this case, run the System File Checker tool to check and repair windows system files.
- Press Windows key + X at the same time to open Quick-access
- Next, click on Command Prompt(Admin) to open the Command Prompt window
- When User Account Control appears, click Yes
- In the command prompt window, enter sfc /scannow
- Now the System File Checker tool will scan for the corrupted system files and will repair them automatically. But do not end the scanning process abruptly, doing so can create further problems.
When the process finishes, check if the problem persists or not. If the audio service is still not working, drop a comment below.