windows – No sound – how can I undo `sc delete AudioEndpointBuilder`?


You have a few options.

  1. You can download and unzip the following cmd file at:
    https://schulze.000webhostapp.com/win10/sc-create-AudiosrvEndpointBuilder.zip

To run the file, right-click it and choose Run as administrator. The content is as follows:

@Echo off
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pause

:: Save a backup of the existing registry keys for AudioEndpointBuilder:
%SystemRoot%System32reg.exe export^
 HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder^
 %SystemRoot%OLD!-backupOfAudioEndpointBuilder.reg
:: Delete the existing registry keys for AudioEndpointBuilder:
reg.exe delete HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /f
:: Create the registry keys for AudioEndpointBuilder:
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v Description /d^
 @^%%SystemRoot^%%System32AudioEndpointBuilder.dll,-205 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v DisplayName /d^
 @^%%SystemRoot^%%System32AudioEndpointBuilder.dll,-204 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v ErrorControl /t^
 REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v FailureActions /t^
 REG_BINARY /d "80510100000000000000000003000000140000000100000060ea000001000000c0d401000000000000000000" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v Group /d^
 AudioGroup /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v ImagePath /t^
 REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "%%SystemRoot%%System32svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v ObjectName /d^
 LocalSystem /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v RequiredPrivileges /t^
 REG_MULTI_SZ /d SeChangeNotifyPrivilege /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v^
 ServiceSidType /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v^
 Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilder /v^
 Type /t REG_DWORD /d 32 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilderParameters /v^
 ServiceDll /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d ^%%SystemRoot^%%System32AudioEndpointBuilder.dll /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudioEndpointBuilderParameters /v^
 ServiceDllUnloadOnStop /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

:: Save a backup of the existing registry keys for Audiosrv:
%SystemRoot%System32reg.exe export^
 HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv %SystemRoot%OLD!-backupOfAudiosrv.reg
:: Delete the existing registry keys for Audiosrv:
reg.exe delete HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /f
:: Create the registry keys for Audiosrv:
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v DependOnService /t^
 REG_MULTI_SZ /d "AudioEndpointBuilderRpcSs" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v Description /d^
 @^%%SystemRoot^%%System32audiosrv.dll,-201 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v DisplayName /d^
 @^%%SystemRoot^%%System32audiosrv.dll,-200 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v ErrorControl /t^
 REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v FailureActions /t^
 REG_BINARY /d "80510100000000000000000003000000140000000100000060ea000001000000c0d401000100000020bf0200" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v Group /d^
 AudioGroup /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v ImagePath /t^
 REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "%%SystemRoot%%System32svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted -p" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v ObjectName /d^
 "NT AUTHORITYLocalService" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v RequiredPrivileges /t^
 REG_MULTI_SZ /d "SeChangeNotifyPrivilegeSeImpersonatePrivilegeSeIncreaseWorkingSetPrivilege" /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v^
 ServiceSidType /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v^
 Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrv /v^
 Type /t REG_DWORD /d 16 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrvParameters /v^
 ServiceDll /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d ^%%SystemRoot^%%System32Audiosrv.dll /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrvParameters /v^
 ServiceDllUnloadOnStop /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg.exe add HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetservicesAudiosrvSecurity /v Security /t REG_BINARY /d^
 "01000480c0000000cc00000000000000140000000200ac000600000000001400fd01020001010000000000051200000000001800ff010f0001020000000000052000000020020000000014008d010200010100000000000504000000000014008d010200010100000000000506000000000018008d000200010200000000000f0200000001000000000038008d000200010a00000000000f0300000000040000abace86417c3b0f1abc5110bd73b6dc89d8a33d21867214545351283ff23a71d010100000000000512000000010100000000000512000000" /f

:: Create the services:
sc create AudioEndpointBuilder binPath=^
 ^%%SystemRoot^%%"system32svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted" type= share start= auto
sc create Audiosrv binPath=^
 ^%%SystemRoot^%%"system32svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted" type= share start= auto

:Description
 Echo  Please note!
 Echo  - - - - - -
 Echo  '%0' created the AudioEndpointBuilder Audiosrv services
 Echo  in the registry and in services.msc.
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 Echo   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
 Echo   =  PLEASE RESTART YOUR COMPUTER!  =   I hope your Audio works now. (It should!)
 Echo   = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
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pause
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 Echo.

If the above script does not restore the sound in your computer, there might be problems with
the file AudioEndpointBuilder.dll and/or with audiosrv.dll. Those two files are usually
located in C:WindowsSystem32. They could be missing or have the wrong version(s)
compared to your current build of Windows 10. However, unless you have messed with these
files, this is not very likely to be the problem.
Another reason why running the script does not get your sound back could be problems with
your sound drivers. I consider this to be an unlikely cause as well. In Device Manager
look for Sound, video and game controllers. The easiest way to install the latest
available drivers might be to let Windows Update do it for you.

  1. You can try upgrading to a later build of Windows 10. This is similar in effect to making
    a clean install of Windows 10. On my laptop with an HDD drive, this took about seven hours.
    Suggested links:
    https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-feature-update-available-for-download-and-upgrade/
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028685/windows-10-get-the-update
    Or just make an online search, for example for
    "Windows 10" "Update & Security" "Update Assistant".

  2. Make a clean install of Windows 10. By doing this, you will loose all software you have
    installed on your computer, so this should only be considered as a last resort.