Manages audio devices for the Windows Audio service. 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.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Windows Audio Endpoint Builder|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted|
The Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service logs on as LocalSystem and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AudioEndpointBuilder service has failed to start. At least one service depends on the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder will not start, if the Plug and Play service is stopped or disabled.
If the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder is stopped, the Windows Audio fails to start and initialize.
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsAudioEndpointBuilderWindowsVista.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 Vista installation media.