Audio Service is not running..  

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Audio Service is not running..

    Afternoon people,

    I have been struggling to fix this issue that randomly happened on the in laws computer.
    I have been following other posts online for fixes and ways around this without any joy.
    I've updated all drivers available, with numerous restarts with the same outcome. Sometimes the Windows Audio Service will appear to be running and the volume bar can be move up/down between 0-100 but no noise response occurs.

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    Then if i wait long enough the audio service will appear to be running, i try and test in the control panel > sounds and i get this response and still no audio.

    Audio Service is not running..-2.png

    Any help is appreciated to rectify this ongoing issue.
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  2. Posts : 9,608
    Mac OS Catalina

    See this regarding how to reinstall the driver. How to download and reinstall Realtek HD Audio Manager in Windows 10 Realtek has changed their website, so you need to look in Device Manager at the Audio device in Sound for Hardware, which will show what chipset you have.
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I just downloaded and installed the latest R2.82 258mb as per the Realtek page

    PC Audio Codecs High Definition Audio Codecs Software - 瑞昱半導體

    Followed all the steps and reboots as advised but still nothing. Now Windows Audio Service now has a status of "Starting" and does not change.
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  4. Posts : 9,608
    Mac OS Catalina

    Did you follow the steps in the link I posted? You have to uninstall both the device and the driver. Your problem is with the service and not following the steps, will cause issues.
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  5. Posts : 5,377
    Windows 11 Home

    2.82 is over a year old, download the latest driver, considering issues 1809 has with Realtek.

    Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ok, So i removed the device in the device manager and then uninstalled the drivers. I rebooted, and then installed the latest from the link provided above dated the 30/10/18 followed by a reboot and still i have this issue.

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