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Windows could not start the Audio Service, 0x800706cc

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Build 9600

    Windows could not start the Audio Service, 0x800706cc


    My pc is running on Windows 8.1, and it was running prefectly fine till yesterday. Today when I started it, the audio icon in the taskbar had this red-cross symbol next to it, and the audio wasn't running. I clicked on the icon, and instead of the volume control menu, a troubleshooter popped up which started doing a scan. The scan report is as follows: Click image for larger version
    I googled up the problem and found out that it's a windows service problem. So i ran services.msc, and looked up for Windows Audio, and double-clicked on it. As expected, the service wasn't running so clicked on the "Start" button in the window, but another error popped up, and this one is pretty frustrating: Click image for larger version
    The audio isn't running at all. I tried restarting my pc 3-4 times, but it didn't work. Even reinstalling Audio Driver didn't work. This is really frustrating. Any help would be appreciated. I really need it. m(_ _)m

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 5
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Build 9600


    y nobody help me? T^T i really need help. ;__;
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hello!

    I've encountered the same problem and I'd appreciate any and all assistance!

    Rannon
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Never-mind. I had to reinstall the OS.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1

    i have same problem


    my audio was also properly working but i have this problem since 2-3 months....i have tried everything possible...when i try to start my service it shows the same message..please help me too!!
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  6. #6


    Reinstalling Windows is usually the ONLY fix.
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  7. #7


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    When you have duplicate services, it is best to uninstall audio drivers, remove leftovers from registry, services usually manually. Delete the audio service related to your soundcard from this location.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\...]

    It will not hurt to run DISM Fix (run as admin) and Wise Care 365 free (all cleanups).

    Then install audio driver and pray.
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