How to Fix Sound or Audio Problems in Windows 10

Launched a game or a movie, and there’s no sound?. As of the wiring, there’s no apparent issue of why the sound may have been lost?. While Windows 10 updates bring a ton of cool features, it’s also often the reason behind some of the software issues occurring on your PC. The update may cause clashes with the sound card’s driver or several issues. So if you are searching for a way to fix the issues, you’re at the right place. In this post, I will guide you on How to Fix Sound or Audio Problems in Windows 10.

How to Fix Sound or Audio Problems in Windows 10

There could be a ton of reasons and solutions behind the audio not working issue on Windows 10. Here’s the list of methods we will be following to get the audio up and working.

  1. Adjust Speaker Output
  2. Run Audio Troubleshooter
  3. Check Speaker Status
  4. Fix Audio Drivers

Starting with the most common issues and solutions to fix them, make sure to check whether the device has been connected properly before trying to troubleshoot.

Fix Sound and Audio Problems in Windows 10

1] Adjust Speaker Output

Before moving on to advanced methods to solve the issue, make sure that you have not accidentally pressed the mute button, and the audio volume has been set to 0. Here’s how to check and fix:

In the taskbar, there’s an option for sounds with the icon for a speaker present. Click on the icon, drag the volume slider to the complete right end to max out the volume. It should have solved the issue in case you would have accidentally pressed the mute button.

Additionally, if you’re unable to receive sound from a particular application while the other applications work perfectly fine, here’s how to solve the issue:

Windows 10 Volume Mixer

  • Right-click the Sound icon in the taskbar and choose Volume Mixer
  • At the bottom of the new window, make sure all the applications have not been muted. It is also checked by the fact that the muted windows are greyed out in the Volume Mixer.

With this, the issue should have been solved wherein users weren’t able to receive output sound from a particular application.

2] Run Audio Troubleshooter

Windows 10 Audio Troubleshooter

Letting Windows troubleshoot the sound or audio problems in Windows 10 could be a lot of help. Running the Audio troubleshooter could result in the issues getting solved easily and in a couple of minutes. Here’s how:

  • Open the Start Search Box in Windows 10 and search for Audio Troubleshooter
  • Choose the option stating Find and Fix Problems with Playing sound, which is also listed as the main result.
  • In the new window that opens, click on Next and let Windows diagnose and find solutions for the issue.

3] Check Speaker Status

Enable Audio Device Windows

A disabled speaker can not be playing sound; hence if you have voluntarily or by mistake turned off the speakers on your machine, enabling it back may solve the issue. Here’s how to do so:

  • Open the Settings Panel in Windows 10 (Win+ I)
  • Navigate to System -> Sound -> Device Properties.
  •  Under the Speaker’s output name, make sure that the checkbox named Disable is unchecked.

4] Fix Audio Drivers

Reinstall Audio Device Windows

New updated drivers or outdated ones may be causing an issue and maybe the reason behind sound or audio issues in Windows 10. Re-installing the drivers may solve the issues. Here’s how to do so:

  • Open the Device Manager in Windows 10 by searching for the same in the Start search box and choosing the main listed result.
  • Under Audio Inputs and Outputs, choose your primary Speaker, right-click and click on Uninstall.
  • Now choose the Scan for Hardware Changes button and wait for it to get detected automatically.

With that said, How many speakers or output devices do you keep connected to your Windows 10 PC? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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