How to Fix Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

How to Fix Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error
While watching movies, your favourite videos or hearing the lovely songs we need sound. For entertainment point of view sound boosts our mind when we are tired or hopeless. Read the guide to know how to fix other app is controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error.

But what happens without sound while running all these applications. We can't enjoy our favourite entertainment, it will halt our daily work too. Most of our readers find that error message pop-up while playing applications requiring sound. The actual error message screen would be 'Another app is controlling your sound'.

If you are facing the similar problem on to your computer then follow the procedures hinted here. We have added unique troubleshooting  procedures which must be followed to fix the interrupted service. We have added related screenshots for better understanding of procedures to our readers. We have added seven different troubleshooting for fixing the problem. Readers are advised to follow these seven procedures one by one. You may encounter fixation before the end of the last procedure. Any of these procedures might fix the audio problem.

Procedures to fix other App controlling your sound error code 0xc00d4e85

Solution 1: Ensure that Windows Audio Service is Running

Step 1: Window key + R to open run dialogue box. Type the command services.msc and press enter to continue. Services window will open. There will be list of services in the services window.

Step 2: Navigate window audio service below and double click on it, as a result window audio service properties window will open. In general tab, you will find Service Status and Startup Type. Both Service Status and Startup Type contains fixed information.
Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Step 3: Please ensure that Service Status  must be set to running mode. Whereas Startup Type should be set to automatic mode. If information is not set to as said above, then make sure it must be, and finally click on Apply, OK to save the changes.

Solution 2: End Task audiodg.exe

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Task Manager and press Enter. The matched content from the list. When Task Manager Window will open, navigate to Details tab.
Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Step 2: From the list of content, search for audiodg.exe and right-click on it. Finally choose End Task to stop the service.

Solution 3: Disable the Audio Driver

Step 1: Press Window key + x open Window Tool menu. From Window tool menu click on Device Manager. When Device Manager window will open you will see a list of drivers install in our computer.

Step 2: Now, Scroll down to Sound, Video and Game Controller option, click on it. Unwrap it and locate to audio driver you are using. Right click on the driver and select Disable device. Then you will get a confirmation message, click on Yes to confirm.
Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Step 3: When disabling is done, again locate to the Device driver and right click on it. Finally click on enable device. When all done restart the Computer and see the changes. Hope it will work for you! Read to know how to Fix Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error.

Solution 4: Restrict Applications taking over Audio Services

Step 1: Go to the search bar, type sound and press enter to continue. Click on the matched content from the list. When sound window will open locate to the Playback tab.

Step 2: Right click on speakers and select Properties. When Speakers Properties window will open. Navigate to the Advanced tab and uncheck the option "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device". 
Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Step 3: Finally click on Apply, OK to save the changes. Restart the Computer and check if problem is solved.

Solution 5: Remove Unnecessary Window Updates

Step 1: Sometimes it is found that some unnecessary windows update may restrict the normal execution of audio service and result error. So, you need to find that culprit and install the update. Press Window key + I to open Settings window. Navigate to the Update and Security option click on it.

Step 2: Now, click on Windows Update on left panel of the window. Below check for updates button you will find update history, click on it. You will get a list of install updates.
Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error

Step 3: Search for the culprit installed update example KB2962407 and click on it. You will get an option to uninstall it. 

Solution 6: Update MS Office Application

Step 1: Sometimes it is found that the Microsoft Office product such as MS Office irregular update may result sound issue. So, you need to update the office application with its latest release.

Step 2: Open any Office application. Go to File menu, then on Account, click on it. Under Product information click on Update options. Here you will get Update Now button, click on it. It will automatically update the office latest release within few minutes. Restart the computer and see the changes. Read to know how to Fix Other App is Controlling your sound 0xc00d4e85 Error.

Hope it will help you a lot!

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