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How to Start/Stop Windows Audio

Service name: Audiosrv

Display name: Windows Audio


Description:

Manages audio for Windows-based programs.  If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly.  If this
service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Audio service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Windows Audio service:

net start Audiosrv

sc start Audiosrv


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Windows Audio service:

net stop Audiosrv

sc stop Audiosrv


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Audiosrv start= auto

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config Audiosrv start= demand

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config Audiosrv start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config Audiosrv start= delayed-auto


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Audiosrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f