Problem with sound

By Biljana
Jul 8, 2009
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  1. Dears

    I have problem with my sound. It stop almost every day.

    First time when it happened I used: ADD HARDWARE WIZARD and I followed the commands step by step.
    After that my sound start to play.

    But next day it's stopped again

    Than I must go to:

    Start -----> run ----> open: services.msc -----> Windows audio ----> Properties -----> Services status ------> Start

    I do this very often. Is there some possibilities to remember this command, so that I do not have do that almost every day.


    Thank you in advance for any help you might can give me!
  2. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    please go again to

    Start -----> run ----> open: services.msc then double click windows audio.

    at the general tab "start type": select automatic then click apply.

    reboot your computer then try the sound without re-starting the service.
  3. Biljana

    Biljana Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you for your answer

    "Start type" is select Automatic.
    But there is one problem: the command Apply is not available.
    Under services status there is "Start parameters" and it is necessary to specify start parameters and after that command Apply will be available, but I don't know how to find that parameters

    Best regards,
  4. turbo1

    turbo1 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 360

    its because the service had stopped.

    before you start the service,click the drop down box in start type then select
    automatic.click apply then start the service.

    try to play around with the selection,manual/automatic then you will see
    that the apply button is highlighted and not greyed out.

    till you get thet apply button working,be sure to set the service to automatic.
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    If i might ask a question to help clarify....

    Biljana
    Are you saying the StartUp Type=Automatic when you first open Windows Audio service Properties? As if StartupType is already set to Automatic that would explain why the Apply button is not available

    So try this:
    > Open services.msc again
    > Scroll down to Windows Audio row and look at the data displayed
    > Do you see StartupType= Automatic AND Status= Stopped??
    As if the answer is yes, that means that the service is being started automatically with Windows as it should be.. but some other error is occuring that either
    > Prevents Windows from starting it in the first place OR
    > It gets started but an error is occuring that subsequently caused it to stop

    So if already set to Automatic, then try starting it manually (e.g. click the Start button)

    Does it still fail to start? Whether yes or no, please also check if Windows reports any problem devices
    • First make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
    • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
    • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
    • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
    Also indicate your computer make / model and which version of Windows you have installed (and its Service Pack level)
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