Sound Stops in Windows Vista

I hear that Microsoft didn’t take one of my BETA bug reports very seriously. Even after updating the drivers through windows update, audio is an issue.

Sound is still stopping on my Analog Devices sound card, with no errors, just an absence of noise.

Since Beta 2, I’ve adopted this method (which seems to be the quickest without writing a command script):

Step 1

Run command prompt with Administrator privlidges

Run the Command Prompt

  • Click the Start button
  • Type cmd
  • Right-click on ‘Command Prompt’ and click ‘Run as Administrator’
  • Accept the UAC Prompt

Step 2

Restart the Audio Service

Restart the Audio Service

  • Type net stop audiosrv and press Enter.
  • Type net start audiosrv and press Enter.
  • Type exit to close the command prompt

Now go and play that CD you wanted to listen to!

Making it automatic

If you are like me and hate typing that in everysingle time, we can create a simple script to do the work for you. Start Notepad and type the first two lines of the above commands into it:

net stop audiosrv
net start audiosrv

Save the file as restartaudio.cmd in Desktop.

Now, whenever the audio plays up, right-click on the file, and select Run as Administrator.