Windows 10: "The audio service is not running" -- speaker icon has red "x" on it..

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       16 Nov 2017 #1

    "The audio service is not running" -- speaker icon has red "x" on it..

    So after the most recent Windows 10 update, my sound started acting up. At first, the front headphone jack didn't even work anymore. I reinstalled my Creative Sound Blaster Z driver and it started working again.

    However, another problem persists. After a system restart, the speaker icon in the system tray has a red "x" next to it. When I mouse over it, it says "The audio service is not running". When I click the speaker icon, it searches for problems and then my sound magically starts working and the red x disappears.

    It seems to be fine after this, but, the problem re-occurs whenever I restart my computer. I've already checked the two Windows audio services that people say to make sure are set to "automatic" (mine already were).

    Where do I go from here? This is really annoying.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       17 Nov 2017 #2

    Apparently my computer won't shut down now
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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