Fix Windows Audio Endpoint Builder High CPU Usage

Dealing with high CPU usage caused by Windows Audio Endpoint Builder can be frustrating.

Utilize Command Prompt and Troubleshooting Tools

If the issue persists, you can try using the Windows Troubleshooter tool. To access this tool, go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooters > Playing Audio. Follow the on-screen instructions to let the troubleshooter identify and fix any problems with the audio service.

Another troubleshooting tool you can use is the Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager, then go to the Processes tab and look for any processes related to the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder consuming high CPU usage. You can end these tasks to see if it resolves the issue.

If the problem continues, you may need to update your audio drivers. Open Device Manager by pressing Windows key + X, then select Device Manager. Locate your audio device under Sound, video and game controllers, right-click on it, and select Update driver. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver update.

Uninstall, Reinstall, and Update Audio Drivers

Uninstalling, reinstalling, and updating audio drivers can help resolve high CPU usage caused by the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder. Here’s how to do it:

First, uninstall the audio drivers by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager. Locate the audio device under “Sound, video and game controllers,” right-click on it, and select Uninstall. Then, restart your computer to complete the uninstallation process.

Next, reinstall the audio drivers by visiting the manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest driver for your audio device. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver. Restart your computer once the installation is complete.

Finally, update the audio drivers by pressing the Windows key + X and selecting Device Manager again. Locate the audio device, right-click on it, and select Update driver. Choose the option to search automatically for updated driver software. Restart your computer once the update is finished.

Disable Audio Enhancements and Service Control

Next, open the Run dialog by pressing Windows key + R and type “services.msc” to open the Services window. Scroll down and locate the “Windows Audio Endpoint Builder” service. Right-click on it and select “Properties.” In the General tab, change the startup type to “Disabled” and click “Apply.”

After disabling the audio enhancements and service control, restart your computer to apply the changes. Check if the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder high CPU usage issue has been resolved. If the problem persists, you may need to further troubleshoot or seek expert assistance.

Execute SFC and DISM Scans

Step Description
1 Press Windows Key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open an elevated Command Prompt.
2 Run the SFC scan by typing sfc /scannow and press Enter. Wait for the scan to complete.
3 After the SFC scan is done, run the DISM scan by typing dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth and press Enter. Wait for the scan to complete.
4 Restart your computer to apply the changes and check if the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder high CPU usage issue is resolved.

FAQs

Why is Audiodg using so much CPU?

Audiodg is using so much CPU due to possible reasons such as outdated sound drivers and certain sound settings. Killing or disabling audiodg.exe is not recommended as it is a critical system component.

How do I turn off Windows Audio Endpoint Builder?

To turn off Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, you can open the Services window by pressing the Windows key + R and typing services.msc. Locate the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder option, right-click on it, select Properties, set the Startup type to Disabled, click Stop, and then apply and save the changes.

What is audio endpoint driver?

An audio endpoint driver is a driver that allows audio drivers to communicate with the audio subsystem to notify when an audio peripheral device is plugged in or unplugged.

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