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"The Audio Service is not running" + error msg 0x8007000e

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#1 Chris Weeks

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:58 AM


I stupidly tried to use a program I didn't know much about to help with a problematic uninstall of 'WinZip'.

After running this program I restarted my Laptop (Windows Vista SP2) only after restart all the security services had stopped, no internet & most annoyingly no audio" (I use this laptop primarily for making music).


The specific problem is when I go to 'services' and try to Start the 'Windows Audio' Service, I get this exact message:


"Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer. Error 0x8007000e: Not enough storage space is available to complete this operation."


I tried a boot in safe mode, same issues. 


I'd recently scanned for viruses/malware, no issues.


I can't do a System Restore, when I try I get this message:

"System restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system"

& again I get the error messsage: Error 0x8007000e

"Not enough storage space is available to complete this operation."


I'm thinking I've wrecked my laptop for good, so any help would be very much appreciated...


Thanks in advance,



Edited by hamluis, 17 July 2015 - 11:20 AM.
Moved from A/V Apps to Vista - Hamluis.

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#2 Chris Weeks

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:38 AM

This issue appears to be fixed thanks to the mighty 'ComboFix' thanks;)

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

Hi Chris,


ComboFix is an Anti-Malware tool used by advanced malware technicians specifically trained in its use.


Please DO NOT USE COMBOFIX on your own without supervision!!!


It can make your computer unbootable and other more consequences.


Please read :

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here







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Posted 20 July 2015 - 04:52 PM

Glad to hear the issue has been resolved. If ComboFix resolved the problem...then it most likely found and removed malware even though your other scans did not find anything.

Also be sure to read the information in the link above provided by Tenis which explains why we recommend ComboFix be run under supervision.
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