Windows® 7 audio service not running
Why does the audio service feature in Windows 7 stops working suddenly? What are the common symptoms of these problems and the tips to solve the problems?
Windows 7 comes with several new features such as Windows sidebar, Windows photo gallery, parental controls, Windows mobility center and Windows sync center. The aero graphical user interface in Windows 7 allows users to view open Windows 7 as 3D Windows and this feature is not present on earlier versions of Windows. The sidebar present on Windows 7 provides a quicker access to programs by using customizable buttons. Some other features that make Windows 7 more alluring include the SuperFetch technology, Windows ReadyBoost technology and automatic defragmentation. Windows 7 uses its high definition movie maker to perform HDTV recordings. Audio drivers are small programs that help the Operating System to communicate with the audio device on a computer.
The following points explain the causes due to which audio service is not running in Windows 7, their symptoms and tips to fix this issue:
Every hardware device on a computer system must have its own driver software for the proper working of that device. Drivers are the brain of a computer system; they instruct the Operating System how to communicate with a particular hardware device. One of the commonly experienced audio problems involves trying to use outdated sound drivers. To identify if your sound driver needs to be updated, you may contact Microsoft update through its website. If the sound driver is out of date, contact the manufacturer of the sound device to request an updated version.
If your audio service is not working at all, it just shows a message ‘audio service not running’ on the task bar. Due to this, you will also get the 1068 error message. In this case, you have to check whether the multimedia class scheduler is running or not. If the multimedia class scheduler is not running, reinstall the audio driver software to activate it which can solve the problem easily.
In order to find and troubleshoot problems, first you have to open the sound troubleshooters menu that should appear on the left side of the monitor. The sound troubleshooters menu will ask basic questions relating to the symptoms of the sound issue and then guide you through a step by step process to determine any underlying cause of sound not being present on your computer.
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