How To Fix Audio Services Not Responding Windows 10?

Audio Services Not Responding In Windows 10

If you are getting the Audio services not responding error on your Windows 10 computer, then there might be issues with the sound devices. This error generally occurs when you troubleshoot the audio services through Windows sound troubleshooter. To know how to fix the audio services not responding windows 10 computer, follow the troubleshooting steps given below.

Solution 1: Use Command Prompt

  • On your Windows 10 computer, open the Start menu and type ‘cmd’ in the search field.
  • From the search result, right-click the Command Prompt app and select the Run as administrator option.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type ‘net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice’ and hit the Enter key.
  • Next, enter ‘net localgroup Administrators /add localservice’ in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key.
  • Wait for the command to run completely.
  • Close the Command Prompt window using the exit command and restart your computer to check if the audio services not responding windows 10 problem is resolved.
Audio Services Not Responding Windows 10

Solution 2: Restart Audio Services

  • On your Windows computer, open the Run command box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  • Type ‘services.msc’ in the Run dialog box and click OK to open Windows Services.
  • Locate and select the Windows Audio service from the available list.
  • Give a right-click on the service and select the Restart option.
  • Once again, right-click the audio service and select Properties.
  • Set the Startup type to Automatic.
  • Ensure that the service status is running.
  • Close the Properties window and locate the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service. Right-click the service and select the Restart option.
  • After restarting the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service, open its properties and check if the Startup type is set to Automatic.
  • Also, check if the service status is running before you close the Properties window.
  • Click Apply –> OK.

Now, the Audio services not responding Windows 10 computer error should be fixed. In case the error persists, carry out the next solution.

Solution 3: Install the default sound drivers

  • Open the Start menu, type ‘system’ in the search field, and hit the Enter key.
  • In the Control Panel that appears, click on Advanced system settings from the left-side panel to open the System Properties window.
  • Go to the Hardware tab and click the Device Installation Settings button.
  • Select the No (your device might not work as expected) option and click the Save Changes button.
  • Next, press the Windows + X shortcut keys to open the Quick Access menu.
  • Click to open Device Manager from the pop-up list and expand the Sound, video and game controllers tab in the Device Manager window.
  • Give a right-click on the sound device and select the Uninstall device option.
  • Select the Uninstall driver checkbox to uninstall the driver.
  • After completing the uninstallation, give a right-click on the empty space in the Device Manager window and select Scan for hardware changes.
  • Now, your computer will detect and install the audio hardware automatically.
  • Reproduce the error and check if the message ‘Audio services not responding’ reappears on your Windows 10 computer.

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