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Sound Services Won't Start

  1. #1


    James Guest

    Sound Services Won't Start

    Using Vista x64, HP Pavillion, 8G RAM. The other day the audio
    services would not start.

    The "Audio Endpoint Builder" service doesn't start, even in manual.
    Gives me the error message 0x80070003: The system cannot find the
    path specified. The path is C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k
    LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

    Since the "Windows Audio" service depends on the audio builder, it
    won't start either. The sound card is Realtek HD Audio Manager.

    Google doesn't provide any help.

    Does anyone know what might be the cause of this and how to force
    these services to start? Or am I in a position where I have to
    reinstall the operating system?

    Thanks.

    James

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  2. #2


    James Guest

    Re: Sound Services Won't Start

    On Sat, 29 May 2010 07:36:47 -0500, James@newsgroup wrote:

    >Using Vista x64, HP Pavillion, 8G RAM. The other day the audio
    >services would not start.
    >
    > The "Audio Endpoint Builder" service doesn't start, even in manual.
    >Gives me the error message 0x80070003: The system cannot find the
    >path specified. The path is C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k
    >LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
    >
    >Since the "Windows Audio" service depends on the audio builder, it
    >won't start either. The sound card is Realtek HD Audio Manager.
    >
    >Google doesn't provide any help.
    >
    >Does anyone know what might be the cause of this and how to force
    >these services to start? Or am I in a position where I have to
    >reinstall the operating system?
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    >James

    Forgot to say the operating system is Vista Home Premium.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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