The Audio Service is Not Running Windows 10 {Solved}

The Audio Service is Not Running issue of audio service is seen in Windows 10. This indicates that the service responsible for delivering sound is stopped and it cannot be started automatically. But there are 2 ways to fix the problem of audio service.

The Audio Service is Not Running Windows 10


How to Fix The Audio Service is Not Running Windows 10

Solution 1: Modify the audio related services settings

This problem is due to the improper status of the windows audio service and any other of its dependencies. Follow the steps given below to modify the audio related service settings:

Step 1: Press Windows logo key and R to invoke the Run box.

Step 2: Type services.msc and press enter. This will open the services window.

Step 3: Click on Windows Audio, then Restart.

Step 4: Now right click on Windows Audio and select on Properties.

Step 5: Now set the Startup to Automatic.

Step 6: Click on Apply → OK.

Step 7: Now you can restart the two services and set the startup types to automatic through the steps 4 and 5.

  • Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.
  • Multimedia Class Scheduler.

Step 8: Try playing music or video to see if the audio works.

Solution 2: Update the audio driver

This issue can also be caused due to old or incorrect audio driver on windows 10. There are 2 ways to update the audio driver, either by manually or automatically using Driver Updater. Driver Easy will recognize the system and correct the drivers. The driver could be automatically updated using Free or the Pro version of a Driver Updater.

Follow the steps given below to update the audio driver.

Step 1: Download and install Driver Updater.

Step 2: Run the program and click on Scan Now button. The Driver Updater will then scan and detect the problems.

Step 3: Now click on update button. This will automatically download the correct version. (Do with the FREE version)

Step 4: Now click on Update All to download and install the correct version of the driver automatically. (Do with the PRO version)

Step 5: Now restart the computer. Check by playing the music to see if the audio works or not.



We hope that after following the above steps the issue of audio service is solved.