Stopping and Starting Audio Service in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by KS, May 10, 2006.

  1. KS

    KS Guest


    Does anyone knows of any way to stop and restart the audio service in vista
    so that I can get APO DLLs to be unloaded and replaced without needing to
    reboot the system?

    Thanks Thanks

    KS, May 10, 2006
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  2. Did you try Control Panel (classic view) | Admin tools | Services and then
    Windows Audio and right click and STOP?

    You can then right click again and choose START.

    Steve Cochran, May 10, 2006
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  3. Yeh, Windows Audio and the one below it (can't remember what it's called but
    that'll kill the audio as well).

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    Zack Whittaker, May 10, 2006
  4. KS

    KS Guest


    I've tried that, but seems like my APO DLL is still held by the svchost.exe
    and not released from memory. I've used ProcessMon to check on this.
    Currently, I had to stop another 4 other services in order to get my APO DLL
    unloaded completely. Anyone knows any better way?


    KS, May 11, 2006
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