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Windows Audio - Windows 10 Service

Manages audio for Windows-based programs. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Education Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Audio
Service name:Audiosrv
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\System32\Audiosrv.dll
Error control:normal
Group:AudioGroup
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Audio service is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in its own process of svchost.exe. No other services run in the same process. If Windows Audio fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Audiosrv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Audio is unable to start, if at least one of the following services is stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Audio

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsAudioWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the Audiosrv.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.