How to Solve Sound problems in Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 operating system has turned up with so many features like Smooth UI, boosted performance, and lots of flexibilities that no one can oppose migrating from their older operating system to Windows 10. But besides so many improvements, there are indeed a few dazzling arrays of odd errors and malfunctions appearing in the OS.

If you have upgraded your old version of the operating system with Windows 10 operating system and you find that the audio or sound is not working correctly, then don’t worry it is not usually a hard problem to solve.

To Fix Sound problem in your Windows 10 PC:

  1. Check Cable connection.
  2. Check Volume.
  3. Turn off Audio Enhancements.
  4. Run Troubleshoot.
  5. Update sound driver.

Before doing any changes to the software, check out some possible hardware errors.

Check Cable connection:

  1. Check your speaker and headphone connections.
  2. Check Cables.
  3. Check for loose cables.
  4. Check either wrong jack.

Check volume:

  1. Check your power & volume levels.
  2. Turn all the volume controls up.
  3. Some speakers and applications have their own volume controls, check them all and turn up their volume.

Turn off Audio Enhancements:

Audio Enhancements feature inbuilt in Microsoft and it is designed to make sure that your system-specific audio hardware or sound card works perfectly. But unfortunately, not all sound card hardware work well when it is on. So, you can turn it off to fix the sound problem of your Windows 10 Pc.

  1. Click on ‘Start.’
  2. Enter ‘Sound’ in the search box.
  3. Click on the ‘Sound Control Panel’ option.
  4. Click on the ‘Playback tab.’
  5. Right-Click on the ‘Default Device.’
  6. And, select ‘Properties.’
  7. Click on the ‘Enhancement’ tab.
  8. Now, tick the box of ‘Disable all sound effects.’
  9. Try to play your audio device. If it will fix then do ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok.’
  10. If still it doesn’t work, then choose ‘Cancel.’ Again go to ‘Playback’ tab, Select another default device and do same.

Run Troubleshoot:

Windows 10 troubleshooter work very efficiently. Troubleshoot is always the first thing you should do to sort an issue in Windows 10 operating system.

To run audio Troubleshooter in your Windows 10 PC:

  1. Click on ‘Start.’
  2. Type ‘Audio troubleshooter’ in the search box. You can also open troubleshoot from the control panel.
  3. And select ‘Find and Fix audio playback problems’ from the results.
  4. Select ‘Next.’

Update Sound driver:

Uninstall Driver from Device Manager

If you have installed the wrong driver, this causes no sound coming from your speaker, then you can uninstall it from Device Manager.

  1. Press ‘Windows key + X’ at the same time on your keyboard.
  2. Click on ‘Device Manager.’
  3. Click on ‘Sound, video and game controllers.’
  4. Right-click on ‘High Definition Audio Device’ in the Expand menu.
  5. And, select ‘Uninstall.’
  6. Click ‘OK’ in the popup Window.

Restart your computer, when uninstalling complete. Now, the window will help you to reinstall the driver. If still audio is not working in your Windows 10 PC, you need to:

Try generic audio drivers offered by Windows 10

  1. Press ‘Windows key + X’ at the same time on your keyboard.
  2. Click on ‘Device Manager.’
  3. Click on ‘Sound, video and game controllers.’
  4. Right-click on ‘High Definition Audio Device’ in the Expand menu.
  5. And, select ‘Update Driver Software.’
  6. Click on ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ tab for update driver manually.
  7. Click on ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’ tab.
  8. Select ‘High Definition Audio Device.’
  9. And, click ‘Next.’
  10. Click on ‘Yes’ in the popup window.

Now, again check for your Windows 10 PC sound.

Ricky johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup

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