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Windows 8.1, audio service is not running

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    Windows 8.1, audio service is not running


    on my HP all-in-one computer, windows 8.1 was auto installed - the sound worked fine for a day, now it doesnt - also, i cant access the control panel - how can i fix this, and where can i get a free update or audio device?

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    Although you don't have sound, the Operating System problems are really the problem. If you can't access the Control Panel, it looks like the 8.1 has corrupted your system.

    This forum section is probably more applicable to your system problems.

    https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/
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    Penn's Forest
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    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    See if OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO in this tutorial helps, both options do the same things, just different ways to start the process.

    Read the boxed info to understand the process
    Refresh Windows 8
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