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Solved: RPC server unavailable.

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  1. deety

    deety Thread Starter

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    My audio device has stopped working. The audio service has stopped and will not restart with error 1068 Dependency or group failed to start. Audio Endpoint builder reports RPC server is unavailable. RPC, RPC locator and RPC endpoint mapper are all started: Audio device is installed and reports driver is working properly (Its a firewire Presonus firebox) I have un-installed and re-installed it. I read a report saying Java install could be a problem so I have un-installed it. I have recently installed a NAS device, but the Audio has worked perfectly for days since the installation. I haven't found anything else that doesn't work so-far, despite the fact that there are lots of dependencies listed for RPC. I have rebooted the system several times to no avail.
    Help! I cant watch my Family Guy DVD's without audio!!!
     
  2. UCanFixit

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    I googled your problem and this fix appeared repeatedly as the one that has worked for many:

    Try going into regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services/Audiosrv
    and in the DependOnService remove all entries except RpcSs and then restart your computer
    Seems a little bit like a cheat to me heheh but it fixed my sound so it's worth a shot if you can't get yours to work.. if it doesn't fix your problem just add the other 2 dependencies back in or something.. might not be a bad idea to back up your registry before you make any changes.. can't hurt

    As you are aware, this could be a dangerous solution so back up the registry entries you are going to delete (or just backup the entire registry) and give it a try "at your own risk."
     
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  4. deety

    deety Thread Starter

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    UCanFixIt, Mark1956,
    Thanks for the replies.
    I gave up and did an "Upgrade Repair" from my windows disk, which took forever and was a pain, but seems to have fixed the problem. I am very grateful for the help though, and will keep your advice "on file" for future reference.
    Thanks
    Deety
     
  5. UCanFixit

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    Glad you got it fixed.
     
  6. Mark1956

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    You're welcome.
     
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