Windows Audio cant be started, error 1740 (0x800706cc: Endpoint is a duplicate)


I lost my audio a few days ago, and it seems weird. How did it happen? I noticed it when I experience a control panel issue. When I open it, it won't load up and it cant be closed. The volume button on the taskbar says "The Audio Service is not running." I watched a video on how to solve it. I noticed, the Multimedia Class Scheduler is not running. I started it successfully. So now I started the Windows Audio service, but a dialogue box shows up and says what is on the attachment.

✍: Guest


The issue could be due to The Audio Service corrupted.

I would suggest you Try to copy and merge the audio service from a different Windows 8.

Note: Make sure the other computer is also a same as what you are using (Ex: If you are using 32 bit system then copy from 32 bit system only)

a. Right click on the start screen and select Run.

b. Click on Regedit.

c. Navigate to HKLM/system/current controlset/services/audiosrv click on audiosrv and then on the file menu select export and save the file on a thumb drive or disc.

Then copy that on your machine and merge it. Then restart your system.

Note: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article: Back up the registry in Windows 7

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