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windows audio service is disabled at startup

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  • Started 1 year ago by Heather
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Heather
Posts: 89

There is one more problem I have on windows 7 ( I have service pack 1 installed )
Every time I start my pc, my windows audio device is unabled, which is easy to fix, and all the internet sites tell you how to fix it, but that does not fix my problem which is…..I want it to be enabled at startup, but whatever I try, ..admin tools services..dependencies…etc..etc…it STILL will not start up ! I always have to click on it and get it ‘nudged’ before it begins to work…just irritating, as it DOES work, just not on it’s own.
I have set the settings in startup to ‘automatic’ as well, but nothing seems to help. Is this a glitch in windows 7? This is one of the reasons I installed service pack 1, but that did not even help. Maybe the problem is that something disables it on shutdown?
Just to recap... in dependencies in services, Plug and play (automatic) Multimedia class sheduler (automatic) Audio End point builder (automatic). These settings have been checked and re-checked time and time again, but to no avail!

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give 

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Heather, is "windows audio" set to automatic in services. If so, go to "msconfig" and in the services tab see if the windows audio box is checked.

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Heather
Posts: 89

I see windows audio end point builder which is ticked in there, but there is not one that is just called windows audio......

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Heather
Posts: 89

Ahh! yes, 'Windows Audio' is there, and it is checked.....everything in the services list is checked

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Heather
Posts: 89

I have checked the dependencies too.....

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ronniesonora
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Are you talking about "services" or "msconfig". If msconfig, in the services tab see if the box "hide all microsoft services is unchecked.

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Heather
Posts: 89

Everything in the msconfig services is checked

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Is all the dependences in "services" also "started" and did you check Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Should be automatic and started.

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Heather
Posts: 89

Yes RPC is started and automatic
This is a mystery, I have tried everything, it's not a SERIOUS problem, as I can get the device to work once I have started up, but it becomes disabled when I shut down, so I have to click on windows audio icon and get the trouble shooter to so its thing to make it work again.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Try this go to command prompt "run as administrator" and type in sfc/scannow

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Heather
Posts: 89

It says 'no items match your search'

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Heather
Posts: 89

am i doing it right? command prompt is the place you type in stuff at the start menu?

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ronniesonora
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You have to use "command prompt" as administrator not search. Type in sfc/scannow and press enter.

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vistamike
vistamike
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Goto start, all programs, accessories, right mouse click Command Prompt (run as administrator)

You should get this window, type 'sfc /scannow' as illustrated. Press enter

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Heather
Posts: 89

ok thanks, will try that now.....

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Heather
Posts: 89

ok, it says its scanning now..and that the process will take some time.. you are being very helpful and patient thank you!

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Heather
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must I take a pic of it when it is finished and post it so u can see?

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ronniesonora
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No, it will possibly fix your problem.

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Heather
Posts: 89

ok thanks, I will wait for it to do its thing, and I will restart my pc and hope for the best then :)

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Heather
Posts: 89

Just to ask another question... does this scan fix all sorts of problems ie: is it advisable to do this scan once a week or only when there are problems?

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