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Audio service not running

  1. #41


    India
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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Please find attached the screenshot of device manager and also msinfo.
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  2. #42


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I have to be honest with ya - the machine is quite messy, software wise. There are tons of things starting with Windows that should not be.

    RealPlayer is spyware so I very much recommend to uninstall that. I also would use Task Manager or Regedit to disable or delete all the unnecessary programs starting with Windows.

    As for the actual DVD drive problem - if you're already sure you deleted the upper/lower filters as shown or they didn't exist to begin with...

    then Microsoft does list Zune as a problem software in relation to this:

    "If the drive is listed, try to play or access a CD or DVD.
    If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.

    If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
    • iTunes software by Apple
    • Nero software by Nero Inc
    • Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
    • Zune software by Microsoft"


    So I would uninstall that then reboot. If the drive still is not shown, check upper/lower filters again and/or reinstall newest version of Zune.

    Good luck.
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  3. #43


    India
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    I removed real player, tried reinstalling Zune. But still no DVD drive pops up when a cd or dvd is put in the drive. I am not able to copy anything from a cd to my pc n vice versa
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  4. #44


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    Well, you had no DVD for a while now. Unless there is some urgent need, your best course of action would probably be to wait 2-3 weeks until the Release Preview of 8 is made available to the public from Microsoft, because you'll probably want that anyway. Right?

    So then just clean install that when it arrives instead of clean installing the CP now.
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  5. #45


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The DVD drive may be failing - as electromechanical devices, optical drives can develop internal short- or open-circuits due to fracture or tension failure of conductors on flat ribbon conductors. Fortunately the drives are now inexpensive and easy to replace.

    A failing DVD drive can cause odd behaviour like slow bootup and slow Explorer windows, and other difficult-to-trace problems. Disconnecting the drive may make the system behave normally again. If this is so for you, then the course of action is clear, and a new drive may solve your problem..
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  6. #46


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    But it shows in the bios! heh heh

    It's gotta be a software issue, especially since it was an upgrade with all sorts of troublesome software on it when it was upgraded.

    (Zune, Norton and others.)
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  7. #47


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    It doesn't matter it shows in the bios - if the hardware fails to find any media due to the fault, there is no drive available, windows tries to find the removable media (optical) and fails - It has happened on a laptop of mine, (drive ribbon crimped and shorting against DVD aluminium casing) and when the drive was removed physically, everything went back to normal. Replaced DVD-writer and all was OK.Click image for larger version
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  8. #48


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    That is not true. A DVD drive which shows in the bios well, regardless if there is media inserted or not, will automatically be enumerated by Windows and available in the Device Manager, unless there is a software issue preventing that.

    Windows can not even begin to attempt to find if there is media present or not, if the drive is not in the Device Manager, so the theory is incorrect.
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  9. #49


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Windows may hide removable drives when no media is present, including dvd. Windows 7 does it by default.
    Does it appear as a hidden device in devmgmt.msc?

    There's also a Fix it if it is software installation (registry??) related

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
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  10. #50


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    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Windows may hide removable drives when no media is present, including dvd. Windows 7 does it by default.
    Does it appear as a hidden device in devmgmt.msc?

    There's also a Fix it if it is software installation (registry??) related

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    Windows 7 doesn't do it by default.

    No, nothing can cause an optical drive to be hidden in the Device Manager when it is otherwise functional.

    We have addressed the upper/lower filters many times already in this thread.
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