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How to Fix Sound Issue in Windows 10 – Audio Problem

(Last Updated On: March 2, 2018)

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With the recent Windows 10 update, all its users worldwide are facing kinds of audio problems in the Windows 10 operating system. If you are among those facing any kind of sound issue in your Windows 10 PC, then you are the right spot.

In this article, we will feed you with different ways of troubleshooting Windows 10 sound.

How to fix Volume, Audio and Sound Issue in Windows 10 PC

1. Make use of the Basic Approach method

With this method all you need is to do an investigation of your speaker’s connections. It is possible that your audio cable is loose and requires a replacement or the audio cable has been inserted in the wrong audio jack.

There is an audio icon on the right hand side of your PC taskbar, make sure you check the level of volume there. Its possible that the volume level is totally down and that is the main reason you are getting no sound.

2. Use Device Manager to fix sound problem

The problem can be from your Windows 10 audio driver.

To fix Windows 10 audio driver issues simply click the start button and type Device Manager. Click on Device Manager, if it open scroll down under “Sound, video and game controllers” you will see your Windows 10 audio driver. Right click on the sound driver, select the option of Update Driver Software.

Once this is done Windows 10 search automatically for updates relating to you sound drivers and install the latest updates.

After this is done, you will have to restart your computer for the sound driver to take effect.

3. Use the Troubleshoot to fix the problem

If you are unable to solve the problem behind sound on – you may try running a troubleshoot to allow Windows to find the cause.

To troubleshoot go to Control Panel >> Troubleshooting >> Troubleshoot audio playback.

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4. Set Up a Default Playback Device

The reason behind Windows 10 speaker not working could be that they are not set to be the default playback device.

To correct this setting, you will have to right click on the sound icon on the right hand side of your Windows 10 taskbar and select option of Playback Devices.

When the window opens, make sure that a green tick is there on Speakers. The tick indicates that they are the default playback device, if you do not find the green tick – then it could be the major reason for the no sound on Windows 10 computer.

To fix; just select the option of Speakers and hit Set Default, you will then see a green tick visible on it.

5. Try different properties for Speakers

If your Windows 10 speakers are already set as default. Next hit the Properties option, go to the Advanced tab of the window that opens next.

Under the Advanced tab in Default format section simply select a different option then click Test. Keep on with the tryings until you find a particular setting that works.

6. Un-install and re-installing sound drivers

If non of the aforementioned options worked and you are still facing the issue of your Windows 10 volume, then uninstall and reinstall your Windows 10 audio driver.

To do this, you will have to navigate to Device Manager Under the Sound, video and game controllers, there you will find your Windows 10 audio driver, Right click on it and select Uninstall.

After which you will be asked to confirm.

Note: Don’t mark the checkbox stating Delete the driver software for this device and then click on OK.

Next restart your PC, this should fix the Windows 10 issue.

7. Restart the audio services

If after performing Windows 10 update and no sound is coming – then it might be that the audio services at the back-end got disabled.

In this case you will need to enable it again.

Simply search for ‘Services’ in the search box and navigate your way to Windows Audio.

If this service isn’t working well you will not hear any sound on Windows 10 computer.

To restart the service, simply double click and select ‘Start.’ You may also check the service start-up type, which must be set as ‘Automatic.’

Therefore, if you find any option such as manual or disabled then change it to ‘Automatic’ and save the changes.

I hope this works for you.



Ikeji Alvan

Ikeji Ebuka is a web developer with good knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML and CSS. Also a WordPress expert, who can customize all kinds of web applications with the platform, excellent in using the Magento and SMF framework, and have full passion for technology.

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