4 Ways to Solve Audio Services Not Responding in Windows 10

There are a lot of users facing the problem of “Audio services not responding” on their Windows especially on Windows 10. It is also a very common problem among Windows users. and Its solution is also very easy.

If the audio service isn’t working fine on your Windows then the first thing you need to do is to identify the problem and perform a quick fix (troubleshooting).

Let’s start with troubleshooting

Yes, you should try a windows sound troubleshooter once to fix this problem however, most of the time troubleshooter works, and sometimes it disappoints And throws the error of audio services not responding.

Follow this step-by-step process to troubleshoot the problem of “audio services not responding”.

  1. Right-click on the sound icon in the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Select “troubleshoot sound problems” and click on it
  3. Try troubleshooting suggestions. If you run into a problem, you need to provide troubleshooting permissions to fix bugs in the audio service.

If troubleshooting doesn’t work then you can try the different methods that would help you for sure to fix the problem of “Audio services not responding”.

Top ways to fix audio services not responding in windows pc

Here we have shown the main 4 solutions. Don’t worry you don’t have to try all the solutions. You just keep going down until you find a working solution for your system.

  1. Reinstall your audio driver.
  2. By using the command prompt
  3. By installing its default drivers
  4. Installing Realtek or High Definition Audio Device.

Also Read: Ways To Fix Realtek Audio Driver For Windows 10

Solution 1: re-install the Audio manager

sometimes audio services do not respond because of a bit outdated, incompatible, or corrupted drivers installed on your system. you can simply solve it by reinstalling the audio driver.

Just follow the step-by-step guide to do so.

  1. Search for the “Device Manager” on the bottom left and hit enter.
  2. Find the device manager from the list and click on it.
  3. Right-click on your audio driver to select Uninstall device.
  4. Select the audio driver and uninstall it.
  5. Download and install driver easy on your system (Driver easy is software that automatically downloads and recognizes which latest driver should be installed on your system).
  6. After installing. Run Driver Easy software and click on the Scan Now button.
  7. Click Update next to a flagged sound driver to automatically download the correct version of this driver, then you will be able to manually install it on your computer.
  8. Restart your computer and check whether your audio is working fine like before.

Solution 2: Using Command Prompt

If the above solution didn’t work then you should try this method.

  1. Search for cmd and press enter.
  2. Right-click on the command prompt and run it as administrator.
  3. After running it, just enter the commands given below

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice

net localgroup Administrators /add localservice.

  1. Wait for the commands to processed successfully.
  2. Restart your system and check if the audio is working or not(There are high chances that this method will resolve the problem).

Solution 3: By installing its default drivers

As your operating system is kept up to date from time to time, audio drivers are also included in most packages and are updated regularly. Standard drivers are already stored on your computer. Every time you remove your current driver, your computer will recognize the connected hardware and install it accordingly. We might try to install the default driver on your system.

Note: We have found in our research that this solution works for most people and hope that you too will get rid of this solution.

  1. Press Windows + S and hit enter. Now write “Control Panel” in the search box and enter
  2. Click on “ advance system setting” should be present on the left side of the screen.
  3. Select the Hardware tab from the navigation panel and click on “Device installation settings“.
  4. Now select the second option i.e NO ( your device might not work as expected). click on save changes then exit. Now your system won’t update its driver automatically. Note: if this solution didn’t help then make sure to change back to its previous setting that is yes
  5. Search for device manager from the windows search bar and open it.
  6. Now from the list select the “Sound, video and game controllers” category right-click on the sound device, and select uninstall the device.
  7. Click on the check-box to uninstall the driver and continue with the uninstallation.
  8. After the device has been uninstalled, right-click an empty area in Device Manager and select “Scan for Hardware Changes“. Your computer will now recognize the audio hardware on your computer and automatically install the default drivers available on your computer.
  9. Restart your system after installing the default drivers and check if this brings any difference.

Also Read : How to fix Discord Screen Share No Audio (Suggested by Discord Team)

Solution 4: Installing Realtek or High Definition Audio Device

If the above solution didn’t work then we can try installing high-resolution audio devices instead of IDT High Definition Audio CODEC etc.

  1. Press Windows + x to launch the quick start menu and select device manager from the list.
  2. Once you are in the device manager expand the category of sound video and game controllers.
  3. Now right-click on the audio device and select the driver update option. Now you will see if you want to install drivers automatically or manually. select Browse my computer for driver software.


Audio services not running is an annoying error. We hope our tips were helpful, and you did not have to get to the most drastic solution.

If you have followed all the steps of the solution well, then you must have got rid of this problem of the “audio services not responding” error. if not, So you can tell in comments that you are facing problems, we will try our best to solve your problem. hope this guide helped you. Thanks for reading