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No sound, no audio device after install of Speccy


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Not a complaint; info for you on the off-chance it will be useful to you.
Your organisation does the public a great service and, should you want me to do a few hundred words expressing the specifics let me know...


Speccy info published to:


Here's the problem I had, which began minutes after the install of Speccy and disappeared after the uninstall.

Note: about two hours prior to installing Speccy I had changed the following registry setting:
To Disable Hibernate
   Type in 0 (zero), and click/tap on OK.
Close regedit, and restart the computer to apply the changes.
No sound.
Notification area displayed the 'volume' icon with a white x in a red ball.

Clicking brought me the message that one of the services depended upon was not available.
Event info:

The Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service terminated with the following error:
The RPC server is unavailable.

The Windows Audio service depends on the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service which failed to start because of the following error:
The operation completed successfully.

When I tried to 'start' it: Failed to started because RFC was not available.

Further exploration:  "No audio device is installed" although it was 'working properly' per Windows.

The time of the event was within minutes if not seconds from install of Speccy, just downloaded from Periform a few minutes prior.
Speccy was not listed in my 'installed programs' so I used your uninstall.
Still didn't fix the sound issue which, when I tried to reinstall the driver, gave me an error code:  
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver - InstallShield Wizard
Install Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure!!
(Error Code: [0x00000103]
I use eRunt so I initiated a recovery from two days prior and the audio came back.
I know this is bereft of detail however a few addtional crumbs are noted below.  
Please don't hesitate to ask for whatever would help; I'm fairly computer literate after 45 years or so of helping others, fixing my own issues, etc.   

HiJack This log? Services detail? Registry files? I have Nir Launcher installed (without sysinternals) or I can use a diag that you would prefer..

In face, I think that I'll re-install Speccy, see if the problem reappears, add that info as well as what ever system details I can include as well.

Ok, did that, published the info to:
If the problem re-occurs I'll so another snapshot and let you know...

 Hope this helps!


Jim Harmon


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