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Windows audio disabled and wireless icon showing disconnected


In Windows 7 I encountered an issue showing that “Windows Audio is disabled”, I had checked the device manager audio devices was working fine. I checked the Windows Audio Volume Control, the default speaker is enabled. I checked the “Audio disabled devices”, there was a device that was disabled but cannot enable.

I tried restarting Windows Audio Service but it just doesn’t help. I did some Googling and one of the results points to Microsoft Online Answers Community and one respondent suggested the commands below:

Run commands below at an elevated mode or Administrator mode.

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter then type:

net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
After restarting the computer, the audio was working already.

Aside from the Windows Audio is disabled, the computer was having an issue with the Windows icon showing a disabled connection even though, the wireless connection is working fine. The computer is able to join and able to detect available wireless connection but once connected, the icon is showing the opposite it shows disconnection.

Upon running the commands above the problem went away. So, I guess it is some sort of throwing one ball and hitting two dogs.

Anyway, hope this helps someone who might encounter the same issue.


Cheers! Till next time.



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