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Windows Audio Service Refuses To Start

Q: Windows Audio Service Refuses To Start

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A: Windows Audio Service Refuses To Start

If there is any other info you need to know about the problem to help me fix it please tell me... I am not sure what I should say.

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Hello,
I recently installed an ASUS Xonar DX 7.1, with the included drivers. It worked fine, until I decided to update the drivers to the more recent ones (Win8 compatible). Upon rebooting my computer, the Windows Audio service refuses to start, throwing the following error:

Code:
Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.
Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly
I've also noticed some odd behavior relating to this service. Whenever I attempt to start the service manually, the following services stop:DHCP Client
Windows Event Log
Security Center
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Windows Connection Manager
I've tried a few things, but none of them worked. Any ideas?

A:Windows Audio refuses to start

If its not broken don't fix it, uninstall the update. Or do a system restore before the update.

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I have read and tried all the solutions that i can find on this issue. I have contacted Microsoft for a possible solution but they want to charge me and i know there is a free fix. So my hope is that someone out there knows what it is.
The issue i am having is i currently have an icon in my system tray that is a speaker with a red X. When i hover over it the tag says "The Audio Service is not running". I have gone into Services and discovered that it is my Windows Audio Service that is not running. I have tried to start it manually and it returns an error code 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. This error is returned within 2 seconds of attempting to start.
The little bit of info i could get from the technician at Microsoft is that it could be a malware corrupting my .dll files. I downloaded Malware bytes and run it. i removed the possible threats that it came back with. I have run a full virus scan using Kaspersky Pure 3.0 and have no viruses. Also i downloaded the latest .Net framework and its updates. I have all current drivers so that is not an issue. I have no idea what else to do. Please help.....

A:Windows Audio Service won't start

service: Windows Audio Endpoint Builder: Can you start manually? If not.. what error?
service: Multimedia Class Scheduler: Can you start manually? If not.. what error?

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Hi all,

I am having problems getting sound to play on my speakers and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Some background:

I had to do a clean re-install of of Windows XP on a Sony VIAO desktop PC. Everything seemed to be working fine, including the sound. But after installing some updates including Service Pack 3, the sound just stopped working. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers without success. The device manager shows that the sound controllers are fine(see attached for devicemanager.gif)

Now I have tried looking at the related service(s) and was unable to start the Windows Audio Service. The error I get is "Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly."(see attached screen shot - servicerr.gif)

By the way, the service is set to start automatically but something seems to be causing it to fail. I checked on event viewer and there are a bunch of services that fail to start automatically on booting, including Windows Audio service. The error showing up is: "The Windows Audio service hung on starting." See attached screen shot - eventviewer.gif . One other thing I noticed is that the Windows XP takes quite a bit of time to login after I enter my username and password on booting. But after that it is smooth sailing except for the sound.

I also did a complete uninstall of all Norton antivirus/spyware software after reading that that could be the source of the issue. Didn't help.

For the life of me I cannot fig... Read more

A:Windows Audio Service Cannot Start

Have you tried this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319127 yet?

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Hi,

Over the past week or so I've had a few problems with my Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 1570. I'm not sure what happened to start it all off. The first thing I noticed was that I could no longer get sound from the computer - the speaker icon is no longer visible, and when I try to access 'Sound' in Control Panel, either nothing happens or I receive a message which says 'Windows Audio Service is not running'.

I have tried to restart the Audio Service in services.mcs, but to no avail. I also noticed here that the Plug and Play Service is stopped, and it won't start either. The green bar shoots up to about halfway and then stalls, before I receive an 'Error 1053' message.

In addition to this, my laptop has stopped recognising external devices - printer, usb storage etc, and the Device Manager is empty.

I'm tearing my hair out trying to figure out what's going on, and could really use some help from someone who knows what they're doing. As you may have gathered from my clumsy description of my issues, I'm not exactly a technical wizard!!

Any help will be hugely appreciated!

Thanks

Brian

A:PnP / Windows Audio Service won't start

In Admin Tools in the Control Panel make sure in Services that Plug & Play is set to Automatic and hit Start. If you go back to the Device Manager and everything is there, you should be good to go. If not, check back with us.

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Hi i am have problem with my audio devices. My audio is not working, cant play the sound. When i start the device it is says endpoint is duplicate error 0x800706cc
 
I have searching, that they say it is because AVG, but there is no file in my avg virus vault also i have see tutorial video to start the service again but the problem still exist. Please help me thanks.

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Ok first off -------->

This one has me stumped.

I have here a Windows 7 pc,
Everything was going well, untill a game I like to play wasn't loading after patch. No the reason for the post, just were this all started. I noticed that svchost was running 90+ percent of my cpu. So I ran Malwarebyts , It pulled four malicious files. ( I just checked, I guess Malwarebyts decided that logs are not important, Logging is on, but there are no logs there)

After-which, I restarted the machine. When It booted, low and behold, no audio.
I looked around a bit and found that the Windows Audio service is not starting. Trying to start it throws this error.
"Window could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.

Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"

I checked the dependencies, and they are all on.

At this point I decided to try to troubleshoot.
I went into the registry, and removed the dependencies form the service. ( I backed up the key.)
Restated the machine, and tryed to start the service. This is when thing got odd. This time it threw a different error.

"Window could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.

Error 1722: The RPC server is unavailable."

What?

I uninstalled my audio device and restarted, it reloaded and it throws the same error. I also ran sfc /scannow and it returned no integrity violations.

I have absolulty no idea what in gods name is going wrong, and I can't find a lot of information on th... Read more

A:Windows Audio - Service will not start

My dumbass disabled the Power service. I reinabled it, restarted and it works.

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Hi all,

I am having problems getting sound to play on my speakers and I can't for the life of me figure out why. Some background:

I had to do a clean re-install of of Windows XP on a Sony VIAO desktop PC. Everything seemed to be working fine, including the sound. But after installing some updates including Service Pack 3, the sound just stopped working. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drivers without success. The device manager shows that the sound controllers are fine(see attached for devicemanager.gif)

Now I have tried looking at the related service(s) and was unable to start the Windows Audio Service. The error I get is "Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly."(see attached screen shot - servicerr.gif)

By the way, the service is set to start automatically but something seems to be causing it to fail. I checked on event viewer and there are a bunch of services that fail to start automatically on booting, including Windows Audio service. The error showing up is: "The Windows Audio service hung on starting." See attached screen shot - eventviewer.gif . One other thing I noticed is that the Windows XP takes quite a bit of time to login after I enter my username and password on booting. But after that it is smooth sailing except for the sound.

I also did a complete uninstall of all Norton antivirus/spyware software after reading that that could be the source of the issue. Didn't help.

For the life of me I cannot figur... Read more

A:Windows Audio Service Cannot Start

Try to uninstall service pack3..and check sound service is working or not. more help go iyogi.
 

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My pc is running on Windows 8.1, and it was running prefectly fine till yesterday. Today when I started it, the audio icon in the taskbar had this red-cross symbol next to it, and the audio wasn't running. I clicked on the icon, and instead of the volume control menu, a troubleshooter popped up which started doing a scan. The scan report is as follows:
I googled up the problem and found out that it's a windows service problem. So i ran services.msc, and looked up for Windows Audio, and double-clicked on it. As expected, the service wasn't running so clicked on the "Start" button in the window, but another error popped up, and this one is pretty frustrating:
The audio isn't running at all. I tried restarting my pc 3-4 times, but it didn't work. Even reinstalling Audio Driver didn't work. This is really frustrating. Any help would be appreciated. I really need it. m(_ _)m

A:Windows could not start the Audio Service, 0x800706cc

y nobody help me? T^T i really need help. ;__;

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i'm using a p5b deluxe motherboard with on-board sound.

my sound was working when i installed se7en, but i had the speakers in the wrong port. fixed that.

the very next reboot, i get a red x over the speaker icon in the system tray. when you mouse over it, it tells you that "the Audio Service is not running." when you left click on it, it tries to fix the problem by starting Windows Audio service. it can't. i'm not suprised. if you right-click on the icon and choose a device to look at, the sound window comes up from the control panel. under both playback and recording, there are no devices shown. instead it says "No audio devices are installed".

now, i think this is the biggest clue: when you go into services, Windows Audio's status is blank, and, strangely, the Startup Type is set to Automatic. all three other dependant services are turned on ( Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, Plug and Play, and, i'm pretty sure, RPC Endpoint Mapper ).

k, when you right-click the Windows Audio service, it starts to, breifly, turn on but quickly shows an error message saying,
"Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process."

the same up-to-date drivers are running as before.

i've tried several times to reboot, uninstall and reboot, roll back and reboot, and update and reboot concerning the dri... Read more

A:sigh. Windows Audio service won't start

I hate to say it, over the years though, I have read about people plugging into the wrong jack and frying the onboard audio in poorly designed mobos. I'm not suggesting that this is what happened here, but it is one of the many possibilities.

Do you have access to any other kind of sound card? PCI, USB, Firewire etc...

Try to install and use that as a test.

Otherwise, how does the device manager look? Is it alright in there?

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Hello i have a windows 8 laptop and today the sound just stopped working. The windows audio service will not enable and everytime i try to enable it fails due to a duplicate in"Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.

Now tricky part is i cant open control pannel as it doesnt load, i tried reinstalling windows 8 but it also not load. This all was working perfectly just earlier today. I really need some help as i have no sound, just an x by the sound. Thanks

A:Windows audio service wont start help?

I have the same issue. Just happened to me two days ago. I've been googling things like mad and trying all kinds of things.

1. Checked services...
2. Tried to check the list of Windows updates to see if I can remove one by one to see if that helps, but Windows Updates freezes while trying to load the list of updates.
3. Uninstalled AVG antivirus as I read somewhere that after a windows update AVG put a file in the virus vault and once the user uninstall AVG and reinstalled it fixed it. Didn't work for me.
4. Tried the "simply turn up your volume and it should go away trick" that didn't work.

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Hello! This is my first time asking for help; thank you for your time.

I have an Asus N550JV laptop with windows 8. It has been working great the last year, but after a recent windows update, my audio completely stopped working. After running the troubleshooter, it stated the following:

One or more audio service isn't running
Not fixed


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.

After doing some research, I was able to view the local services running on my laptop. I found that Windows Audio Endpoint Builder is running, but Windows Audio is not. When trying to start Windows Audio, I got the following messgae:

Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.
Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.

How do I get my audio back? I have Online Lectures I need to watch for school, so any help would be great! Thank you for your time
jvelichk

A:Windows Audio Service will not start, error 1067

Do you have a System Restore point that is BEFORE the last update?

Sadly, you may have to do a reinstall or if you have a backup a restore from the backup. My Windows 8.1 was corrupted by the last update (my suspicion). Fortunately I had a recent full backup and restored from the backup.

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I have recently installed Windows 7 on my new computer. My sound drivers are all up to date, and the Device Manager knows they are there and working. However, the Volume Adjuster has the speaker with the red and white cross, and when the audio troubleshooter pops up, it does nothing to fix the problem, just acknowledges that there is one...

So, I looked up solutions, and was told to enable the Windows Audio service. I tried, and got a 1067 Error (Unexpectedly terminated). I have started, and successfully run, all of the dependencies, yet Windows Audio still won't run. I ran the 'sfc /scannow' as I was told that might work, but no luck. I also uninstalled and reinstalled my audio driver numerous amounts of times, still no luck. I'm running out of options, so I came here.

Please, any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows Audio service won't Start Error 1067

Did you clean install Windows 7 or upgrade?

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This problem has started in recent weeks (yes, too far back to do System Restore):

When I reboot, if I click on the speaker icon in the Notification Area, it tells me that Windows Audio is not running (and so no media app will produce any sound). However, if I then raise or lower the volume via my multimedia keyboard, Windows Audio starts running.

This is despite the fact that in Services, the Startup Type of Windows Audio is Automatic. So why doesn't it start on reboot?

A:Windows Audio Service doesn't start until I adjust volume

Does Event Viewer have entries related to that service?
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7

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First let me start with laptop specs:

Acer Inspire V V3-372T-5051
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
Intel HD Graphics 520
6GB DDR3 L Memory
256 GB SSD
Running fully up-to-date version of windows 10 with no additional software

It seems that whenever Cortana is enabled I cannot use the microphone or speakers because the windows audio srevice turns itself off. As well as some wireless networking and start menu/task bar issues whcih I will explain in detail here. I have experimented with cortana being off and restarting the laptop and it works flawlessly. If i enable cortana I will immediately get a red x next to the speaker logo in the taskbar and i get the error message, "The Audio Service is not Running".

I go ahead and open up services.msc, and can see that the audio service is set to automatic but is not running. I restart the audio service yet I still cannot access cortana. After a few minutes the red x will appear again signifying that the audio service has stopped again. Once this happens I no longer have access to the start menu or the taskbar (none of the icons can be clicked on or selected). At this point my wireless icon in the taskbar will goa way and the symbol for a hardwired connection will come back on. Even putting the laptop into airplane mode and back off again my wireless adapter will not become active.

To gain access again to the start menu, I have to use the windows key on the keyboard to "unfreeze" the start menu/taskbar. At this point I c... Read more

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First let me start with laptop specs:

Acer Inspire V V3-372T-5051
Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz
Intel HD Graphics 520
6GB DDR3 L Memory
256 GB SSD
Running fully up-to-date version of windows 10 with no additional software

It seems that whenever Cortana is enabled I cannot use the microphone or speakers because the windows audio srevice turns itself off. As well as some wireless networking and start menu/task bar issues whcih I will explain in detail here. I have experimented with cortana being off and restarting the laptop and it works flawlessly. If i enable cortana I will immediately get a red x next to the speaker logo in the taskbar and i get the error message, "The Audio Service is not Running".

I go ahead and open up services.msc, and can see that the audio service is set to automatic but is not running. I restart the audio service yet I still cannot access cortana. After a few minutes the red x will appear again signifying that the audio service has stopped again. Once this happens I no longer have access to the start menu or the taskbar (none of the icons can be clicked on or selected). At this point my wireless icon in the taskbar will goa way and the symbol for a hardwired connection will come back on. Even putting the laptop into airplane mode and back off again my wireless adapter will not become active.

To gain access again to the start menu, I have to use the windows key on the keyboard to "unfreeze" the start menu/taskbar. At this point I c... Read more

A:Cortana disables Windows Audio Service, Wireless Adapter, & Start Menu

Hi, never seen this reported; I gather this is a new laptop, with nothing installed.

Assuming you have not configured settings in some strange manner or been infected, there's little to go on.

Your first port of call is definitely your supplier. (Mine is good- technically quick and competent- they did a remote session recently to discover what they believed could be achieved could no longer on this model!).

Given it's a brand new configuration, you could try completely formatting your disk and reinstalling Windows, but I would not do that before contacting your supplier.

You may also have a recovery partition which allows you to reset it to ex-factory condition.

Noted you have posted this here:
Fix Cortana disables Windows Audio Service, Wireless Adapter, Start Menu
Cortana disables Windows Audio Service, Wireless A... - Acer Community - 430298

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I'm about to do a fresh Windows 10 install on my Y70. s a consequence I manually have to download all drivers from the download site.There seems to be that piece of software, called LSB, to download a collected "shopping bag" in one download.When I click that download button, an automatism ist started which want force me to install the LSB.But Windows security software clains to have found malicious softwarfe and refuses the download.What can I do about it? --Christoph 

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The audio services worked fine at first. But after optimizing the system for gaming and security, the "Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" service fails to start. It gives the error: "Error 1722: The RPC server is unavailable" This is required for the "Windows Audio" service, so I have no sound now. Does anyone know the cause of this error? Here are the services that I am running...

Application Experience: Manual
Application Information: Manual
DCOM Server Process Launcher: Automatic*
Group Policy Client: Automatic* Grrrrr
Human Interface Device Access: Manual
Plug and Play: Automatic
Program Compatibility Assistant Service: Automatic
RPC: Automatic*
RPC Locator: Manual
RPC Endpoint Mapper: Automatic
Task Scheduler: Automatic* Grrrrr
Themes: Automatic
User Profile Service: Automatic
Windows Audio: Automatic (not working)
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder: Automatic (not working)
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework: Manual
Windows Installer: Manual
Windows Management Instrumentation: Manual (On for nVidia nTune)

Should I be running any additional services? I skipped Vista and am still using XP. And although I know the bare minimum services for safe internet use, I am not interested in doing so. I just want to benchmark some games :P Thanks in advance!

A:"Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" service will not start

I'm having exactly the same issue. It must be an undocumented dependency.

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Hello everybody. I have a difficult but interesting problem. A few days ago after a system crash I lost all sound, the volume control was gone and error saying no mixer is preset would appear every time I tryed to play a sound. Onboard sound is turned on in BIOS, in device manager it displayed as woking properly. I reinstaled the drivers, and uninstalled the onboard sound from hardware manager, and manualy reinstalled it, none of it did anything. In control panel> Sounds and Audio devices is sais " no audio device", but in Winamp or Ventrilo I went into the options and is output device it was set to some defalt generic item, I changed it back to my onboard sound and now winamp play mp3s just fine, as well as ventrillo.
So this is not a driver or hardware problem, this is a windows problem.

I have researched it quite a bit and found a few poeple with exactly the same problem. It apears that Windows Audio service is dissplayed as "stopped" even tho it's set to Automatic. Alot of people were able to solve their problem by simply clicking the start service button and it all worked fine onse again. How ever few (I'm one of these guys) the service would not start, instead we get this error

"could not start the Windows Audio service on local computer. Error 126: The specified module could not be found"

now, ever forum post I saw actuly get this close to solving the problem, either just died or gave up.

I have a b... Read more

A:Sound issue "could not start the Windows Audio service"

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Try doing a Windows repair, as per this thread HERE. Hopefully it will solve your problem.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have one of those LP turntables that feeds your computer digital audio over USB. However since getting a new laptop with Win 7 (old one was XP) I can't get it to see the audio as stereo. It's as if Win 7 expects USB audio to be a gamer headset or mic for using with Skype. Turntable vendor no help.
 

A:Windows 7 refuses to see USB audio sources as stereo

I may be way off base here, but Audacity
"might" be able to help.
 

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I did an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and am using the on-board sound (which is realtek), until Auzentech release new Windows 8 driver, the problem is on reboot, Windows 8 loads up and each and every time I get the Windows audio service hasn't started, so it's either use the audio trouble shooter or go into services manually to restart the service, is this a know issue with Windows 8 or could it be something else. Does anyone know how to get the audio service to start automatically, because it's rather quickly becoming a pain in the butt to have to run the trouble shooter each and every time Windows 8 reboots.

A:Audio service won't start

I assume, from the Auzentech comment, that you have a separate sound card. If that is the case it needs to be removed until you do get the needed drivers. With it installed and enabled and the on-board RealTek enabled they can conflict and cause many problems.

However, the Windows 7 drivers should work. I have an HT Omega "Striker 7.1" sound card in one of my Win 8 systems and the Vista/Windows 7 drivers work without problems. Same way, in my recording studio system, the Windows 7 drivers for my audio gear works OK in Windows 8.

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I have done all that I could.
 
I have tried System Restore, and the pre-installed Dell program that reverts the entire computer to factory state and reinstalls personal files in the Music, Documents, Videos etc area.
 
But no matter what, every time I log on to the computer, the same error message is displayed.
 
"Interactive logon process initialization has failed.
Please consult the event log for more details."
 
I would also like to add that the computer shut down normally the last time I used it, and nothing went unresponsive in the process. Everything that I've read have suggested a clean factory reset, but I don't have the Windows recovery disks people claim. I CAN however, access the Startup Repair menu, but that is it.
 
I don't know what to scan my computer with, or what to do at this point. All safe modes display the same thing, and all I can access is the repair menu.
 
I'm hoping I can find a solution for this from the excellent computer experts here.

A:Windows refuses to start.

What is showing in Events in Administrative Tools for errors?

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I've been at this problem since 7 am this morning and I still cannot seem to figure out how to fix it.

For some reason I cannot get my desktop computer to start up at all. Every time I try it will sometimes completely freeze at the "choose which os to start" where the countdown freezes and I cannot use my keyboard. If I try to push F12, sometimes it'll freeze on that but recently I was able to get past it to try and use the new Win7Lite download on my flashdrive, but when I try that, it freezes after I click on it. Any of the times I got past either starting up Windows 7 or Ubuntu, they get stuck on their loading screen, and with Windows 7, there is no windows animation.

Right now I am using Startup Repair. I'm able to try and cancel, but it tells me not to. Otherwise it's been at trying to attempt repairs for almost 2 hours.

So...I'm in a bad position right now. -__- I can give some info if needed on it, but not too detailed like the dxdialog. Although yesterday I was using my Comodo Antivirus and trying to use this program called Taskbar Iconizer. It was supposed to make my start up button and taskbar look familiar to the Windows XP design and it came along with the Windows XP Ultimate visual style. I noticed Comodo didn't trust it but I made it override it. I logged off and logged back in like the program asked me to, but nothing happened. So I turned it off later that night, and then this all happened.

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A:Windows 7 Refuses to Start Up

You are infected. You may have Windows corruption. Have you tried running CHKDSK /F and CHKDSK /R through the Windows 7 RE?

There is no such thing of Windows XP Ultimate it was created by illegal sources coping Windows GUI and adding things illegaly which means it could also be corrupted and contain malware even though it is only a visual style.Also there no such thing as Windows 7lite which is also an illegal mock off of Windows 7. People download and use these things and wonder why their machines do not work.
You may as well reformat and install Windows at this point.

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I recently took my tower over to a friend's house to play lan games and what have you, it worked fine until i brought it home and set it back up. When i tried to boot it up it sat at Verifying dmi pool data and refused to move, I then inserted my 7 disc and tried t boot it that way only to be brick walled again. After selecting wich os to boot up the only option being windows 7 the screen went black for a good five minuets before returning me to a similar screen that informed me that the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. So figuring I had no other option i tried a fresh install on my slave drive in hopes i could salvage the data on my master, however after the several hour process of installing it told me that the install failed. According t start up repair ' which also failed ' the boot data is corrupted and its only suggestion was Partition table repair. If anyone could help me it would mean the world over im at the end of my rope.

A:Windows Refuses to Start

Hi Iorveth (fellow Witcher fan?),

This may be a stupid question (but it actually happened to me once) - have you checked the physical cable connections? Unplug and plug in your hard drives again and try to boot.

Also, check your BIOS screen - does it show all your hard drives, and in the correct order?

Then, I would suggest you unplug your main hard drive, take it to your friend's place and plug it in as a secondary drive. Then run chkdsk on it, to make sure there are no drive errors. You could even try to boot from it in your friends computer.

If another computer is not available, you can boot using the Windows 7 installation disc, jump to the recovery console, and then run chkdsk on it.

To summarize:

- is your drive connected? if yes ..
- is the BIOS recognizing it? if yes ..
- is it free of hardware errors? if yes ..
- is the partition table correct? ... etc ...

Hope this helps!

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I'm using a Dell Dimension E310. I recently upgraded to SP3 on my windows xp. Now It can't start up, and gives me this message:

Windows could not start because of an error in the system. Please report this problem as:
Load needed DLLs for kernel"

I've looked up a few sites on how to fix this error. Everyone keeps suggessting reinstalling windows. I don't have a windows installation CD. I got this computer 7 years ago.

Now the difference with my situation is that I have both vista and XP on my computer. So I'm still able to access the files of my XP through vista. Now I hate vista, and I would like to get my XP working again because Most of my work and programs I use are on that side.

My question is this: Is it possible for me to fix this problem without reinstalling if I am still able to access the files ? If so, Please let me know.

Hopefully I just need to download a certain file and insert it in the right folder

Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP refuses to start

"I got this computer 7 years ago"... 7 years is very old for a Dell, the motherboard, hard drive and/or power supply can be toast. There is no way to replace just one file, that's not your problem anyway. You can use this computer as a centerpiece or paperweight
 

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My firewall is unactivated and I have taken every step I was recommended but it doesn't make sense. I used Services method, and set the firewall to automatic, but I still got nothing. It keeps saying that "Access is denied."

A:My Windows Firewall Refuses To Start Up

We are talking about Windows Firewall, right? Are you using an Administrator account?

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Hello everyone,

I have a laptop, Acer aspire 7001, and it runs on Windows 7. It ran fine for a year, but a couple weeks ago I dared to install windows updates. There were a lot of them, including SP1. I restarted, but suddenly windows wouldn't open. I managed to start in safe mode and found SP1 wasn't installed correctly. I removed it, ran a couple scans (antivirus, malware, register) and restarted. Still windows won't start in normal mode. A memory scan found nothing wrong. CHKSDK finds nothing. Startup Repair sometimes says "restart to finish", and sometimes "cannot repair". I have written down every startup repair error report.

I tried to use Windows Recovery, but found all restore points had been removed! Furthermore, I tried to use the windows 7 cd, but the laptop refuses to read the CD. It's not just with the windows cd (which works on other computers). The BIOS recognizes the CD reader, but it seems unable to read cd's. So I'm guessing there's a hardware problem there.

I don't mind not being able to read cd's, but not being able to use my normal windows mode is ofcourse unbelievably annoying.

I'd guess there's a problem with a driver somewhere. I surfed all over the net, but none of the solutions I found worked. I found sptd and "Security Processor Loader Driver" show an error code 24 (not present). I removed sptd and reinstalled it (this didn't work for SPLD), and now after ... Read more

A:Windows 7 suddenly refuses to start

Sounds like you did a lot. Did you back up all of your files so that you could do a reinstall without losing anything? Also, are you able to do a hard drive diagnostic? I'm not familiar with Acer but I know some companies put a diagnostic tool which usually can be activated by hitting one of the function keys at boot up. Since you can't boot into your system, a third party hard drive diagnostic tool won't help you until you at least get an OS on there.

A bad HD can cause a lot of strange problems that can initially appear to be virus/malware related. Even if you managed to reinstall Windows I would make sure to do a diagnostic so you don't continue to have problems in the future.

edit: I should also add that corrupted Service Pack installs can also hose the system, which, in most cases, is best remedied by a re-install. Hopefully some others here can provide other options.
 

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Hello, I have been having problems with Windows 7 explorer constantly crashing and restarting whenever I right-click on or open any files and folders, search in the Start Menu search box, opening My Computer, Control Panel, etc. In essence, it is limiting most of the interface. I was able to pinpoint the problem using Safe Mode and msconfig to the 'Power' service (C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe ?k DcomLaunch). And once I disabled the 'Power' service, everything seems to be fixed.

However, disabling the 'Power' service will disable audio service for the system. To fix the audio service, I tried changing the Power management, reverting back to previous restore points, updating the audio device drivers, trying to enable the Windows services in services.msc for 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC)', 'Plug and Play', 'Multimedia Class Scheduler', 'Windows Audio Endpoint Builder' and 'Windows Audio' to activate sound again, but 'Window Audio' depends on 'Windows Audio Endpoint Builder', but 'Windows Audio Endpoint Builder' seems to depends on the 'Power' service. And I can?t activate the ?Power? service again without crashing Windows explorer. How do I go about fixing this issue? Can I replace the ?Power? service files? Or update them? And help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

A:Please Help!--Right-click crashing Windows 7 explorer, 'Power' service, audio service problems!

What led your problem to this crashing windows explorer window? Try using this software ShellExViewFor tutorials and guide http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/shellexview.html

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Hello!

I don't know since when, but the Windows Defender in my PC has been turned off....
Is it due to my antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast)? I cannot even turn it on...

I suddenly discovered this and am quite worried that my computer may be vulnerable to attcks...

Please help...

Thanks in advance
 

A:Windows Defender turned off and refuses to start

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Hi
I have a problem with my HP nx6310 laptop - after about 10-15 minutes of using it normally new programs refuse to start - usually failing with a 'cirtical error code' and sometimes existing programs don't react correctly either.
There are no detectable pieces of Spyware/Malware, Viruses (scanned with multiple detectors) and the problem can be corrected by terminating (just) explorer.exe and restarting it.
Windows XP SP2 is patched up to date (with WGA/WGN).
There was a detected case of a Virus (Dialer-417) which was removed sucessfully.

I have run hiijack this! and the results are posted:

Please help!!
Matt

A:Windows Explorer refuses to start programs after a time.

Some screenshots of the problem...

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I have used Microsoft Solitaire Collection for a year in Windows 10, and today it refuses to start. What shall I do?

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Hi all,
I have tried the drivers from RealTek and also the drivers from MSI. (My motherboard is MSI P35 Platinum).
Driver installation / removal always proceeds without any errors.
But the Audio Service just can't start.
In some places, the RealTek device reports status "working properly".
Whereas other places report "no audio device".

A:Realtek ALC888 doesn't work, Audio Service can't start

Realtek Digital Output is the HDMI audio device. What are you using as your audio device? Are you using HDMI or a standard 3.5mm jack to play sounds?
If you want to play sounds you would have to plug something into one of those jacks since windows disables the sound service when nothing is plugged in.

Windows Update may be removing your updated drivers with Microsoft ones. Check the driver tab. Is it from Microsoft or Realtek?

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Hi friends,

My lenovo y40-70 laptop running on windows 8.1 doesnt start in normal mode. It always starts in slective mode. Please suggest what process should i take to start this laptop in normal mode.
Thanks.

A:Windows 8.1 lenovo laptop refuses to start in Normal mode

Have you tried doing that through System Configuration? If not, press Win+R to launch Run, then type "msconfig" (without quotes) to launch it. If prompted by UAC, click Yes. Then select Normal mode.

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I am currently Running Windows Ten, and it recently underwent some updates. When the updates finished and I logged in I saw that the audio service was not running, so I googled "The Audio Service is not running" and it told me to open the windows
menu and type in services.msc, then go to Windows Audio and start it, I found that it was not running, so I started it. still no sound, ok whatever ill just restart because I started the windows audio, and low and behold the Audio service is running and Windows
Audio is running, however, sound was still not playing. So I then restarted because usually that fixes the problem, and now we are here, the Audio Service is not Running (that is a speaker with a red X on it down on the task bar) and the Windows Audio is running,
and sound is not playing, what the heck is going on?

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Toshiba Satellite Window 7

Ok. so the past couple of weeks my laptop has been running incredibly bad.. First Problem arise when I put my laptop to sleep. It was working when it was brand new, no problems whatsoever. But lately every time i would put my laptop to sleep, it would crash after been woken up. By crash i mean, everything freezes, nothing moves, cursors frozen, nothing.... So i stopped putting it to sleep.

2nd problem was after the sleep problem, Whenever i enter a some sites, my laptop completely freezes. Eg. (i searched methane on Google the other day for homework and my laptop completely froze, had to forcefully shut it down. It wasn't just the internet browser, it was my laptop as well, nothing was functioning. Its not a one time thing because every time i search up methane it crashes .. ) Basically i would just stop searching up stuff...

3rd Problem Arrived today, Laptop would take extremely long to start up. Like 10-15mins to start up. This problem just showed up today, and i have no idea whats wrong!!

4th problem is minor, my audio service is not running. This problem came up at the same time as the long start up problem. The sound still works but i can't see the icon on the bottom right corner on my screen.

SOLUTIONS
- I've tried scanning computer with viruses, couldn't find any?
- I've tried clearing cookies and cache, doesn't work..
(Laptop freezes no matter what browser i'm using)

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A:My Laptop Slow Start up, Crash after sleep, Audio Service not running!

Anyone ?? Need the all the help i can get!

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Hi there Seven Forums!

Let me get started. I have a Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit PC dual-booting with Linux Mint 17.1. So, I haven't had any internet access for a few weeks, so I decided to update my Windows PC. After checking with Windows Update, there weren't any updates shown, instead a Windows 10 banner appeared. So I clicked show all available updates.

There were 5 Optional Updates, which I decided to install. Here they are:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3040272 (KB3040272)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3048761 (KB3048761)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 (KB3050265)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3064209 (KB3064209)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065979 (KB3065979)
After that, I left my PC to shutdown. The next day when I booted up my PC, whenever I selected to boot Windows in the GRUB2 Loader, the Starting Windows Screen would appear and my PC would reset again. By reset I mean go back to the ASUS starting screen as if I turned it off. Trying a couple more times, it said Windows failed to start normally and suggested me to use Startup Recovery. Startup Recovery resolved the situation due to the automatic System Restore created before installing said updates to my PC.

1. Am I supposed to NOT install the optional updates in the future? Why did it cause said system instability?

2. Which update was the one that screwed my PC? Was it KB3064209 ( June 2015 Intel Microcode Update for Windows)


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A:Windows 7 refuses to start after Windows Update

You have to install one by one, restarting after each.

Try going into Safe Mode to uninstall the update, instead of a System Restore.

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OK, so I have a new Dell XPS M1330 notebook running vista home premium and an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and I can't connect to any wireless networks...

The wireless switch is booted up in the on position. I go to windows network diagnostic and it says that I need to Start Windows Wireless Service, but this won't start and I'm simply told "Windows cannot resolve your problem".

I have found this link, http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=65995 and http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...&wa=wsignin1.0 and have attempted this technet fix and changed the reg value from 3 to 2:


Quote:




1. regedit
2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio
3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"
4. Restart




but this hasn't fixed the issue.

Similarly I have found this link regarding Zero Configuration, http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/965/#vista and have gotten the first step done but have stalled at the the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig.

In Services, the service's startup type is set to Automatic but Service status is "stopped". When I go to "Start the Service" it returns me with an error that:


Quote:




Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer.

Error 126: The specified module could not be found.




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A:WLAN AutoConfig won't start | Windows Wireless Service won't start....

Check in Device manager that your wireless card is working properly

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OK, so I have a new Dell XPS M1330 notebook running vista home premium and an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and I can't connect to any wireless networks...

The wireless switch is booted up in the on position. I go to windows network diagnostic and it says that I need to Start Windows Wireless Service, but this won't start and I'm simply told "Windows cannot resolve your problem".

I have found this link, Windows Wireless Service? - Windows BBS and vista-windows wireless service can't start...... - TechNet Forums and have attempted this technet fix and changed the reg value from 3 to 2:






1. regedit
2. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ndisuio
3. Change Start to "0x000000002 (2)"
4. Restart



but this hasn't fixed the issue.

Similarly I have found this link regarding Zero Configuration, How do I start the Wireless Zero Configuration? and have gotten the first step done but have stalled at the the service labelled WLAN AutoConfig.
In Services, the service's startup type is set to Automatic but Service status is "stopped". When I go to "Start the Service" it returns me with an error that:






Windows could not start the WLAN AutoConfig service on Local Computer.

Error 126: The specified module could not be found.



The fact this WLAN service won't start is what I think is causing the problem, I've searched round and found nothing that ca... Read more

A:WLAN AutoConfig won't start | Windows Wireless Service won't start....

I have the EXACT same problem (but with a Dell M1530) and have tried the exact same thing with no success. I think I got the problem from an update Microsoft sent me. I have heard the only way to fix it is to reinstall Vista. HELP!

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Hp laptop service dealer at Airoli sector6 refuses to service my hp laptop saying its too complicated . The keypad on my laptop isn't fitted very well.Request you to pls take strict action against such laxy idiots busy warming their seats good for nothing idiots! [email protected]

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i have had this problem for a while and i have posted here a few times but no solution was found, i have (A)uninstalled it from add/remove, (B) removed the programs that came with it then tried to remove it (C) went to the .exe file and tried to delete it, it says access is denied (D) i have ended its process many times (E) even went to kill it in hijackthis but still it keep coming back and refuses to die!
 

A:Solved: Google Updater service refuses to die!

Try Start | Run | services.msc
See if Google Updater Service is in the list; if so, stop it, then set startup type to disabled. You should then be able to uninstall it.

Google Earth tends to re-install it; I just disabled it so it wouldn't run as i do use Google Earth on occasion.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Hi !
I recently have this problem on the services,when i try to Start the service he give me this error "Windows could not start the "service name" service on Local Computer Error 129 0x89" i search on google but i don't find this error,so
i think it will be good when i ask the Microsoft Comunity . I need help ! Sorry for my bad english !
         Thanks !

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Hi, i writing this after suffering with LENOVO local service center provider for more than 3 months now! and i really need your help! i bought the x1  Carbon 6th gen (16GB ram-WQHD..etc) and right out of the box it started stutering and freezing and only pushing the power button once and then again will get it working well.. it can sometimes need a full restart to work well. i complained to LENOVO local service center - the tested it and said its a faulty HD and must be replaced.. that took a whole 2 weeks to do. the issue was not solved and the deivce was still unusable! i informed them about that.. they took it again, and after a couple of days they said its perfect and nothing showed wrong in their tests (i shared videos i shot of how the device behaved after the repair..but they ignored it). i complianed to the LENOVO local regional office which said they will collect the laptop and check it, i showed them the videos, yet they also said, nothing is wrong! i kept insisting, and finally, they said "Oh! we think it is the mother board!" and said they will order a new one, and after i gave them the laptop, they said "Oops! we ordered the wrong one!" give us some more time to order the new corrcet one!  i asked for refund and replacment! but all they replied was "there is nothing wrong with the deivce!" they denied any issues then they said its the mother board! they have a very unresponsive local team.. and i have been either without a laptop or ... Read more

A:x1 carbon 6th gen freezing- but service center refuses to acknowledge issue!

Hello and welcome to the Community,
 
I'm sorry to read you've not had the best experience to date. As you are dissatisfied with the level of service you have received from a service partner you can request your issue to be escalated through the call center. Please call, for the USA, 800 426 7378 (available 24/7) and after quoting your recent case number(s) and confirming your personal details request the representative to escalate your case to a complaint; they will also be able to explain any further steps in the process.

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The icon in the corner the speaker icon it has a cross over it and if you hover over it, it says the audio service is not running and if you right click and click on sounds it comes up with a message saying, this computer cannot play audio because the widows audio service is not enabled. Would you like to enable the Windows Audio Service. Then if you click on yes it brings up the box where you can modify your playback, recording and sounds devices, but there is still a cross over the speaker icon. I am using Windows Vista

Can anyone help???

Cheers
 

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Somehow I stopped it. How do i start it again?
 

A:Windows Audio Service

Howdy,

Go Start then Run type services.msc then click OK

Look down the list for Windows Audio...double click on it and Start it and in the Startup Type choose Automatic.
 

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I've done a search through the forums for some help on this problem but couldn't find anything that fits mine exactly

I took my computer to office depot to have them clean the dust out (I've never been very comfortable doing it myself) and returned it to find I had no sound. my first problem was under the sound icon in the tray saying no speakers are connected.

Through some searching I eventually came to windows audio under the services. It is set to automatic start but is disabled when I try to start it I get error 1290 "the service start failed since one or more services in the same process have incompatible service SID type setting"

I have made sure that all listed dependencies are already on it is set to local system account.

Windows Vista/ Service Pack 2

Error can be seen here
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h2.../Error1290.jpg

A:Windows audio service

Go to Start right click on "Computer" Locate Advanced>Then Device Manager. See if there is any yellow marks for your Audio System.

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Windows XP, Service Pack 3, HP 1440 MCE

I have discovered that the windows audio service is stopping after I reboot each time. I can run services.msc and 'start' the service, but it will eventually stop itself again or when I restart the machine. I can't seem to find out why this is happening. I'm wondering if other services are being affected as well.

Could someone advise me on this?

Thanks.
 

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