Sometimes, when I start my machine, the volume control is set to 100, but it plays relatively quiet. I can fix it by rebooting my machine. Is there a way to restart audio devices, without rebooting the computer?
I also had to stop AudioEndpointBuilder and restart it
net stop audiosrv net stop AudioEndpointBuilder net start audiosrv net start AudioEndpointBuilder
If you look at Windows' Task Manager's "services" tab, that might help you identify what services you have tied to audio.
Open up a command prompt as administrator and run:
net stop audiosrv net start audiosrv
This restarts the Windows service responsible for handling audio.
For Windows 7, I used this and hope it will work for all Windows flavors:
- Right click on My Computer
- Chose Manage
- Select Device Manager in the left panel
- Expand Sound, video and game controllers
- Find your audio driver and right click on it.
- Chose Disable
- Right click on the audio driver again
- Chose Enable
It should start working now.
Thanks for the answer, it helped me too. Something stuck in my sound card buffer and kept looping. I was not able to disable my card in Device Manager, (it wanted to restart Windows 7). But stopping the service helped, (though only that did not solve my problem alone).
So this is what I did:
net stop audiosrv net stop AudioEndpointBuilder
Then I was bale to disable the audio device in Device Manager. Then I re-enabled it, and
net start audiosrv
This reset my card and solved my issue.
This problem is intensely annoying. I have found a solution that works for me. It isn't permanent as you have to do it each time the speakers stop, but it is better than restarting all the time.
Go to Device Manager Right click on Sound video and game controllers and click "scan for hardware changes"
That works for me.
Check your device manager and go to audio in and outputs. Now check the box show hidden devices (in view) and delete all the devices other than the ones that you have when you didn't show the hidden devices. Reboot.
There must have been some leftover drivers that interfered.
I came looking for a way to restart my Creative X-Fi Titanium driver w/out restarting. Sometimes when I change the Mode, I'll get a buzz out of the right channel that may force me to restart Win7 several times to get rid of.
This fix didn't work for me but as I was unable to Disable the X-Fi in the Device Mgr., which stated it would require a restart when I tried. I'd tried to kill all related software, but maybe there was something I missed, being the massive driver that it is.
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