Audio Services Not Responding Windows 10 [Fix 100%]

Audio Services Not Responding Windows 10” error is usually shown in the windows 10 OS. This is because so many people face this error either they have paid or a free version of Windows 10.

We know that Windows 10 has the feature of auto-update its apps and drivers packages itself while connected with the internet. However, in most cases, if your Audio driver doesn’t get updated, then you probably face an error “Audio Services Not Responding.”

Anyhow, we have few fixes which work fine to eliminate the error. So please read each method and try one by one to fix the error. Below mentioned are the few Fixes:

Windows 10 Audio Services Not Responding

Fix:1- Start Troubleshooting Audio Devices

Fix:2- Restart Audio Device from Services. msc

Fix:3- By Using Command Prompt

Fix:4- By Modifying Registry

These five fixes are the primary solution to eliminate the error “Audio Services Not Running Windows 10” So let’s understand each fixes step by step:


Fix:1- Start Troubleshooting Audio Devices

A primary way to fix the error is to go for the troubleshooting process. Please follow the below steps to troubleshoot the Audio Devices:

  • Go to the Windows setting option by searching from the search bar.
  • Navigate the option Update & Security.
  • Here you will see Troubleshoot option at the left sidebar.
  • Scroll Down a bit and navigate the option Playing Audio and click on it.
  • As you click on it, you will find the Run the Troubleshooter option. Click on it and run the troubleshooting process.
  • It may take Several Minutes to complete and find the existing problem if available; you will see the message Audio Services Not Responding.

In most cases, by troubleshooting process, you can eliminate the Error Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10. But still, you are facing an error, or you find the problem can’t be fixed while troubleshooting, then do not panic and try to follow further fixes mentioned in this article.


Fix:2- Restart Audio Device from Services. msc

If Run Troubleshooter didn’t work well and can’t fix the error, follow the below steps to eliminate Audio Services’ mistake of Not Responding.  

  • Press the Window + R button.
  • Type Services. msc in the blank and hit enter to open the Services window.
  • Here you will see the Services window will open up.
  • Now scroll down all services and navigate to the Windows Audio Services.
  • Click on it, and you will see the two options. Stop & Restart.
  • Click on the Restart option to restart the Audio Services in Windows 10.
  • After restarting this, you will need to check the Audio services are set up at the Autostart or not.
  • To do so, you need to double click on Windows Audio, and navigate to the Properties option and click on it.
  • Now ensure that in the properties, the Start-up type should be Automatic.
  • If this is not set up at Automatic, change the start-up type to Automatic and click on OK to save the changes.

Now try to use audio devices to check the error got fixed or not. It is undoubtedly a working method tested by us. If you are still facing the error Audio Services is not working in Windows 10; you should try another way.

  • To check this, you will need to open Windows Audio, right-click on it, and go to properties.
  • Here you will need to ensure that the Start-up type should be Automatic.

Fix:3- By Using Command Prompt

This method is rarely used for solving the error “Audio Services Not Working.” However, it is a straightforward way to fix the error. Please follow the below steps to eliminate the error.

  • First of all, type CMD in the search box at the bottom left corner.
  • Now click on the Run as Administrator as shown in the above picture.
  • You need to enter the command line “net localgroup administrators / add networkservices” and hit Enter to run the command line. (Make sure to type the command line exactly shown in this sentence; otherwise, you will not get the result).
  • Now make another command, “net localgroup administrators / add localservices and then hit Enter button.
  • This will restart the local services and network services from the settings. Now restart the PC to get the effect of the CMD commands. And then check for the audio whether it has been resolved or not.

Fix:4- By Modifying Registry

Fixing Audio services not responding to an error by Modifying Registry is the preferable method to solve the error.

  • Press the Windows+R button to open the search box.
  • Type Regedit in the search box and hit Enter.
  • Expand the folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SYSTEM>> Current Control Set >> Services>> AudioEndPointBuilder.
  • After expanding till AudioEndPointBuilder, you will see the option of Parameter.
  • As you can see on the right side ServiceDll, double click on it.
  • If the Value Data is not as per the image, change it and write the same as mentioned in the above image and click the OK button.
  • Now close the Registry and restart the computer to implement the setting. Finally, check that the error has been fixed or not.

Final Words

These are the best methods to solve the error Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10. Some of these Fixes are crucial regarding system settings, so be careful before proceeding with any method. We have tried each method and efficiently eliminated the error in Windows 10. To avoid this error, keep your PC or Laptop connected to the internet and make your PC auto-update. Because in Windows 10 regularly auto-update feature is running and solving the error occurring due to system-related.