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.