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.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||Windows Audio|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted|
Windows Audio logs on as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService and runs in a shared process of svchost.exe. If Windows Audio 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 Audiosrv service has failed to start.
Windows Audio won't start, if the following system components are stopped or disabled:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsAudioWindowsVista.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.