In Windows 10, the system services require proper permissions to operate. If either of the services is denied with permissions, they can’t be manipulated at all.
Recently, we came around following error while start Windows Audio service on our Windows 10 Pro machine:
Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer.
Error 0x80070005: Access is denied.
If you’ve also received Access is denied (error code 0x80070005) with any of the service, you need to check permissions related to it and fix them, in order to let the service operated as expected.
Here’s how to fix this permissions related issue:
FIX: Error 0x80070005: Access Is Denied For Services In Windows 10
Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.
1. Press + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.
2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:
Here, replace <AFFECTED SERVICE> with the Display name of service with which you’re getting error 0x80070005. The Display name for a service is mentioned on its property sheet (double click on service to get this). In our case, it is Windows Audio service whose display name is Audiosrv, hence we navigated to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Audiosrv.
3. In the Permissions sheet, click Add button.
4. Moving on, click on Advanced button on next window.
5. Now on next screen, click Find Now, then from Search results, select SYSTEM and click OK.
6. Then click OK on next window.
7. Back on the Permissions window, select SYSTEM and under Permissions for SYSTEM, check Allow column for Full Control.
8. Similar to previous step, select your and Administrators account and provide Full Control permissions. Click Apply followed by OK.
Exit Registry Editor and re-try to start/stop the service with which you’re facing this error. This time it should start/stop without any issues.
Hope this helps!