How lớn fix Audio services not responding in Windows 10: So you have been using Windows 10 for quite a while but suddenly one day out of nowhere an error pops up saying “Audio services not responding” & audio is no longer working on your PC. Don’t worry this is totally fixable but let’s first understand why you are getting such an error.

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The Audio service not running error can occur because of outdated or incompatible audio drivers, audio related services might not be running, incorrect permission for Audio services, etc. In any case, without wasting any time let’s see How to lớn Fix Audio services not responding in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed troubleshooting steps.


Audio services not responding in Windows 10 Fix:

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1. Press Windows key + R then type services.msc và hit Enter to mở cửa the Windows services list.

2. Find Windows Audio in the services list, press W to lớn find it easily.

3. Right-click on Windows Audio then select Properties.


4. From the Properties window navigate khổng lồ the “Log on” tab.


5. Next, select This account và make sure Local Service is selected with Password.

Note: If you don’t know the password then either you can type a new password and click OK lớn save changes. Or else you can click on the Browse button then click on the Advanced button. Now click on Find Now button then select LOCAL SERVICE from the search results & click OK.



6. Click Apply followed by OK lớn save changes.

7. If you’re not able to save changes then first you need khổng lồ change the settings for another service called Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.

8. Right-click on Windows Audio Endpoint Builder and select Properties. Now navigate khổng lồ the “Log on” tab.

9. From the “Log on” tab select Local System account.


10. Click Apply followed by Ok to save changes.

11. Now again try khổng lồ change the settings of the Windows Audio from the “Log on” tab and this time you will be successful.

Method 1: Start Windows Audio services

1. Press Windows key + R then type services.msc và hit Enter to open the Windows services list.

2. Now locate the following services:

Windows Audio Windows Audio Endpoint Builder Plug & Play


3. Make sure their Startup Type is set khổng lồ Automatic và the services are Running, either way, restart all of them once again.


4. If the Startup type is not Automatic then double-click the services và inside the property, window phối them khổng lồ Automatic.

Note: You may need to lớn first stop the service by clicking on the Stop button in order lớn set the service to lớn Automatic. Once done, click on the Start button to lớn again enable the service.


5. Press Windows Key + R then type msconfig và hit Enter to mở cửa System Configuration.


6. Switch to the Services tab và make sure the above services are checked in the System configuration window.


7. Restart your computer khổng lồ apply these changes.

Method 2: Start Windows Audio Components

1. Press Windows key + R then type services.msc

2. Locate Windows Audio service & double click it to lớn open properties.

3. Switch lớn the Dependencies tab and expand the components listed in “This service depends on the following system components.”


4. Now make sure all the components listed above are Started and Running in the services.msc


5. Finally, restart the Windows Audio services và Reboot khổng lồ apply changes.

See if you’re able khổng lồ fix Audio services not responding in Windows 10 error, if not, then continue with the next method.

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Method 3: Uninstall Sound drivers

1. Tải về and Install CCleaner.

2. Go khổng lồ the Registry window on the left, then scan for all the problems & let it fix them.


3. Next, press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc & hit enter to mở cửa Device Manager.


4. Expand Sound, video, & game controllers and click on the sound device then select Uninstall.


5. Now confirm the uninstall by clicking OK.


6. Finally, in the Device Manager window, go to action and click on Scan for hardware changes.


7. Restart khổng lồ apply changes.

Method 4: Restore Registry key from Antivirus

1. Open your anti-virus và go khổng lồ the vi khuẩn vault.

2. From the system tray right-click on Norton Security & select “View Recent History.


3. Now select “Quarantine” from the Show drop-down.


4. Inside Quarantine or virus vault tìm kiếm for the Audio device or services that are quarantined.

5. Look for registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCURRENTCONTROL and if the registry key ends in:


6. Restore them & Restart khổng lồ apply changes.

7. See if you’re able khổng lồ resolve the “Audio services not responding in Windows 10” issue, otherwise repeat steps 1 and 2.

Method 5: Modify Registry key

1. Press Windows Key + R then type regedit và hit enter to mở cửa Registry Editor.


2. Now inside Registry editor navigate lớn the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesAudioEndPointBuilderParameters3. Locate ServicDll & if the value is %SystemRoot%System32Audiosrv.dll, this is the cause of the problem.


4. Replace the default value under Value data with this:



5. Restart your PC lớn apply changes.

Method 6: Run Audio Troubleshooter

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & Security. 


2. From the left-hand menu select Troubleshoot.

3. Now under the “Get up & running” heading click on Playing Audio.

4. Next, click on “Run the troubleshooter” under Playing Audio.


5. Try the suggestions by the troubleshooter và if any issues are found, you need khổng lồ give permission to lớn the troubleshooter khổng lồ fix Audio services not responding error.


6. The troubleshooter will automatically diagnose the issue and ask you if you want khổng lồ apply the fix or not.

7. Click Apply this fix và Reboot to apply changes.

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If you have followed each & every step according khổng lồ this guide then you just fixed the issue “Audio services not responding” but if you still have any queries regarding this post feel free to ask them in the bình luận section.