"Windows Audio - Audiosrv.dll" Service on Windows XP

Q

What is "Windows Audio" in my Windows XP service list? And how is "Windows Audio" service related to Audiosrv.dll?

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A

"Windows Audio" is a Windows XP service that "Manages audio devices for Windows-based programs. If this service is stopped, audio devices and effects will not function properly." "Windows Audio" service is provided by Audiosrv.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Audio" service:

Service name: Audiosrv
Display name: Windows Audio
Execution command: C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Multimedia Class Scheduler
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
   Windows Audio Endpoint Builder

"Windows Audio" service is provided by a DLL file called: Audiosrv.dll:

Name: Audiosrv.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\Audiosrv.dll
Description: Windows Audio Service
File version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 41.5 KB (42,496 bytes)
Modified: Monday, April 14, 2008, 4:41:52 AM

Disabling "Windows Audio" service may cause issues when running Windows XP system.

 

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