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  • Yeah as the title says..my audio isn't working it tells me "The audio service is not running"..in my headphones no sound even on my speakers..What will I do? I went to the service button and when I did start to windows audio it told me "Windows could not start the windows audio service on local computer Error 1068:The dependency service or group failed to start.
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 5:27 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Find the related services and start them:

    1. Click Start, type Services.msc in the Start Search box.

    2. Scroll down the list of services, right-click Windows Audio and select Start.

    3. Select Properties for Windows Audio and set its Startup Type to Automatic.

    If the Windows Audio service does not start and you still get the error Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start, then make sure that the following services are started and their Startup Type is set to Automatic.
    •Plug and Play
    •Multimedia Class Scheduler
    •Windows Audio Endpoint Builder


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:45 AM
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:21 AM
  • Check : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/269c357e-aa1a-4f26-9c37-12d46a994865/audio-service-is-not-running?forum=w7itproperf

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-pictures/pc-gives-me-error-this-computer-cannot-play-audio/be986909-0647-4076-bd2d-d23fda4fec77


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:45 AM
    Monday, August 18, 2014 1:50 AM

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  • Check : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/269c357e-aa1a-4f26-9c37-12d46a994865/audio-service-is-not-running?forum=w7itproperf

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-pictures/pc-gives-me-error-this-computer-cannot-play-audio/be986909-0647-4076-bd2d-d23fda4fec77


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:45 AM
    Monday, August 18, 2014 1:50 AM
  • Under properties you can see the dependencies for the service. When you check those which is not started

    Monday, August 18, 2014 2:59 AM
  • Hi,

    Find the related services and start them:

    1. Click Start, type Services.msc in the Start Search box.

    2. Scroll down the list of services, right-click Windows Audio and select Start.

    3. Select Properties for Windows Audio and set its Startup Type to Automatic.

    If the Windows Audio service does not start and you still get the error Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start, then make sure that the following services are started and their Startup Type is set to Automatic.
    •Plug and Play
    •Multimedia Class Scheduler
    •Windows Audio Endpoint Builder


    Karen Hu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:45 AM
    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:21 AM