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Windows Audio - Windows XP Service

Manages audio devices 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 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Professional Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Audio
Service name:AudioSrv
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\audiosrv.dll
Error control:normal
Group:AudioGroup
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Windows Audio service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Audio fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AudioSrv service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Windows Audio will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Audio

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.