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How to Start/Stop Windows Audio service

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

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

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

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

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


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


To Stop Windows Audio service:

net stop Audiosrv


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

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

Manual:

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

Disabled:

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):

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


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

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