In this article, I will discuss how to restart the Windows Audio Service without the need to log in.
Inspect Windows Audio Service Dependencies
To inspect the dependencies of the Windows Audio service, you can use the Command Prompt to run a specific command. First, open the Command Prompt as an administrator by searching for “cmd” in the Windows search bar, right-clicking on Command Prompt, and selecting “Run as administrator.”
Once the Command Prompt is open, type the following command and press Enter: sc qc audiosrv. This will display information about the Windows Audio service, including its dependencies.
Look for the “DEPENDENCIES” section in the output. This section will list the services that the Windows Audio service depends on. Take note of these dependencies, as they will need to be running in order for the Windows Audio service to function properly.
If any of the dependencies are not running, you can use the Command Prompt to start them. Type the following command and press Enter, replacing “servicename” with the name of the dependency: net start servicename.
After starting the necessary dependencies, you can then proceed to restart the Windows Audio service. This can be done by typing the following command and pressing Enter: net stop audiosrv followed by net start audiosrv.
Inspecting the dependencies of the Windows Audio service is an important step in troubleshooting audio issues on your computer. By ensuring that all necessary dependencies are running, you can help to resolve any issues with the Windows Audio service and get your sound back up and running.
Manually Restart the Audio Service
First, press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box, then type cmd and press Enter to open the Command Prompt.
Next, type net stop AudioSrv and press Enter to stop the Windows Audio service.
Then, type net start AudioSrv and press Enter to start the service again.
After executing these commands, you can close the Command Prompt and your audio service should be restarted without the need to log in.
This method can be helpful if you are experiencing issues with your audio service and need to restart it quickly without logging into your computer.
Update or Rollback Audio Drivers
|Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager.
|Expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” category.
|Right-click on the audio device and select “Update driver”.
|Choose “Search automatically for updated driver software” and follow the on-screen instructions.
|If the update does not work, right-click on the audio device again and select “Properties”.
|Go to the “Driver” tab and select “Roll Back Driver” if available.
Utilize the Audio Troubleshooter
- Open the Settings app by pressing Windows key + I.
- Click on Update & Security.
- Select Troubleshoot from the left-hand menu.
- Scroll down and click on Playing Audio.
- Click Run the troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.