Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Windows 7 Notification: False error on audio service

Here’s another little glitch. The notification area of Windows 7 tells me “The Audio Service Is Not Running”.  But it is. Happens on both Dell XPS laptop and Toshiba notebook, once in a while. Sometimes I  have to unmute or move (drag) the volume control manually on a YouTube video, and sound works but red x stays. Usually goes away with a warm reboot.

Here’s one Microsoft Forum story on it. 

Here’s another on Windows 7 Forums.

I’ve noticed a tendency for the Notification area to lag.  Once in a while it says there is no Internet connection with a router (I have Comcast netgear, and Verizon MiFi) when Internet is working.  

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