How To Fix Sound Problem in Windows 10

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Here are few simple steps on how to Fix Sound Problem in Windows 10 for any laptop or desktop pc.

Check Device Manager

Try these steps :

  • Open Start, enter Device Manager, and select it from the list of results. Under Sound, video, and game controllers, select your sound card, open it, select the Driver tab, and select Update Driver. If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, look for one on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions.
  • If those steps didn’t work, try uninstalling your audio driver: open Device Manager, right-click (or tap and hold) the audio driver, and select Uninstall. Restart your device and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.
  • If that didn’t work, try using the generic audio driver that comes with Windows. Here’s how: in Device Manager, right-click (or tap and hold) your audio driver > Update driver software… > Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, select High Definition Audio Device, select Next, and follow the instructions to install it.

Check cables, volume

Try these steps:

  • Check your speaker and headphone connections for loose cables or the wrong jack.
  • Check your power and volume levels, and try turning all the volume controls up.
  • Some speakers and apps have their own volume controls, and you might have to check them all.
  • Try connecting using a different USB port.
  • And remember that your speakers probably won’t work when headphones are plugged in.

Run troubleshooter

If the solutions on other tabs didn’t work, try the audio troubleshooter. It might be able to fix your issue automatically.

 

Set default device

If you’re connecting to an audio device using USB or HDMI, you might need to set that device as the default.

Open Start, enter Sound, select it from the list of results, and then, on the Playback tab, select a device, then Set Default.

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Turn off Audio Enhancements

Follow these steps :

  • Go to Start, enter Sound, and select Sound Control Panel from the list of results.
  • On the Playback tab, right-click (or tap and hold) the Default Device and select Properties.
  • On the Enhancements tab, select the Disable all enhancements check box and try to play your audio device.
  • If that doesn’t work, select Cancel and, on the Playback tab, select another default device (if you have one), select the
  • Disable all enhancements check box, and try to play audio again. Do this for each default device.

 

Try different audio formats

Try these steps:

  • Go to Start, enter Sound, and select Sound Control Panel from the list of results.
  • On the Playback tab, right-click (or tap and hold) the Default Device, and then select Properties.
  • On the Advanced tab, under Default Format, change the setting, and then retest your audio device. If that doesn’t work, try changing the setting again.

 

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