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What is A-Volute NS? All you need to know

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Windows as we know it is based on hundreds if not thousands of small sub-processes and system files that run in the background to keep everything together. However, as important as these files are, they can also cause some trouble. 

In this article, we’re talking about the A-Volute NS file, where it comes from, what it does and everything else you need to know. 

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A-Volute NS explained

A-Volute NS is a DLL file used by Nahimic Audio Software. Nahimic is simply a suite of audio drivers aimed at enhancing your audio experience. The tool lets you experience up to 7.1 surround sound on your standard stereo equipment over wired, Bluetooth, USB or HDMI connections.

In this case, A-Volute NS is a daemon service that provides any assistance required to the Nahimic software by running it in the background and keeping Nahimic’s core features alive even after the user closes the program. 

While the software is usually found on MSI laptops or motherboards, it’s not uncommon to see it on other manufacturers as well including Dell and Alienware among others. 

You can learn more about Nahimic in our detailed explainer here

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Fixing problems caused by A-Volute NS

Nahimic might be a useful tool but that doesn’t mean it won’t cause any problems on your PC. There have been multiple reports of users experiencing frequent crashes and performance impacts after running Nahimic. 

Here are three fixes you can try out. 

Disabling Nahimic on Boot

The first thing you should try is disabling Nahimic on boot so that it doesn’t start alongside Windows.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit enter.

Step 2: Locate the Nahimic Service and double-click it to open its properties.

Step 3: Under the Startup type dropdown, select Disabled. 

Now restart your PC and you’d be good to go. 

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Uninstall Nahimic

Uninstalling Nahimic and its companion apps is the next logical step. Here’s how. 

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type services.msc and hit enter.

Step 2: Locate the Nahimic Service and stop it using the button in the toolbar. 

Step 3: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run prompt. Type devmgmt.msc and hit enter.

Step 4: Expand Sounds, video and game controllers. Right-click the Nahimic mirroring device and either disable or delete the driver.

Step 5: Finally, you can remove the Nahimic companion app by pressing Windows Key + X and clicking on Apps & Features.

Step 6: Find the Nahimic app and click the Uninstall button. 

Restart your PC and you shouldn’t see any performance impacts now. 

Repair your system

If nothing else works, the best way to get rid of the error is by simply reinstalling or repairing your OS. 

The Windows Media Creation tool is a great way to install Windows and repair the OS. Using this, you can perform a clean installation or repair your OS without affecting your data.

You can download the Media Creation Tool here

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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