How to fix Sound Problems in Windows 10

One of the most common error in windows 10 after the update might be the sound error in which you will not able to hear sound from your device speaker. This prevents users from using features like music, audio books, watching movies, etc. this could be hectic and irritating. Know hot to fix sound problems in windows 10 reading this article.

Suppose you have done a major update on windows or any other changes. What you see next is when you open youtube music or any movie or video, you do not hear any sound! You might not even know what triggered this issue.

Microsoft has also given an official statement regarding the audio related problems after updating windows. Well for the people who are seeking ways to fix these sound issues, we have this guide to fix sound related problems after reviewing them all.

The reason for what triggered this issue cannot be found easily. Hence some of the tricks below may not work hundred percent but you can try them all in a sequence so that it can fix sound problems in windows 10. Continue reading below to find these methods.

How to fix sound problems in windows 10

1. Increase sound from the sound bar.

  • First increase the volume of your device from the sound icon present on the right bottom corner of your screen.


  • Now check the volume by increasing its value upto 100%.

  • If that doesn’t work then right click the sound icon and choose volume mixer.

  • Check if all the sounds are high and not muted.

2. Troubleshoot sound problems

One of the easiest ways to fix the sound issue in windows 10 is to troubleshoot the sound. This will automatically check the audio issues and it will suggest the actions to fix issues.

This will check if the audio device is properly working or any new updates of your driver are available or not.

Based on the problems, you will have to manually run the solution given by the troubleshooter to get that issue fixed.

  • To open sound troubleshooter, right click on “sound icon” on right hand side of screen.

  • Then click on “troubleshoot and sound problems”.

  • Once finished detecting problems, perform the action that is suggested by the troubleshooter. 

  • Once finished all, close the troubleshooter and check your sound.

3. Check the selected output device

Next easy method to fix the issue is checking the audio output device and also by changing the audio format. Follow these steps

  • Right-click on the sound icon.

  • Click on “Open Sound Settings”.

  • Choose your correct output device that is mentioned above.

4. Set default playback device

You can choose the available audio device as per your choice to fix sound issues. It is recommended to choose the default device if that is mentioned already in the sound control panel.

To open sound panel,

  • Click on start and search “control panel”.

  • Open “sound” from the control panel.

  • In the Playback tab, all the audio devices are mentioned below.

  • Make sure that device is set as default. If not then select one that you want as the primary output device and select set default.

  • Click Apply and OK to save it.

5. Change the audio format

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  • Search “Control Panel” and open “sound”. This will open playback settings.

  • Right-click on the audio device that you are currently using and select “Properties”.

  • Go to “advanced tab”.

  • Now in Default format change the setting to another one and click Test.

  • Repeat until you find the correct audio format. Once you find the correct one, save it.

  • Click Apply and OK to save those settings.

6. Restart your Audio Services

This trick can also be helpful in some cases of audio problems in windows 10. What you have to do is just restart the windows audio services. To do this,

  • Simply type the “services” in the start menu.

  • This will open a menu in which all the services that are running are shown.

  • Find the “Windows audio” option below in it.

  • Right-click on it and hit “restart”

  • This will simply restart your audio device and check your sound system again.

7. Update Audio Driver

One of the most successful methods to fix the sound issue is to update the audio driver manually. This will replace the older version of audio driver to the new one which will support the new windows version. 

If any of the above methods did not work then only try this method of updating the driver. Get the following steps to update.


  • Search “Device Manager” in the start menu.

  • Choose your audio device by clicking on “sound, video and game controllers”.

  • Right-Click on our default “High definition audio device” and select “properties”.

  • Go to “driver tab” and choose the “update driver” option to update your driver.

  • Click on “Search automatically for updated driver software”.

  • This will search any installed driver on your device so that it can update.

  • Else you can manually select the driver installed on your computer location by clicking on “Browse my computer for driver software”.

  • Soon browsers will be updated and RESTART your device.

8. Enhancement sound settings

Sometimes due to over effects of sound such as bass boost or equalizer can affect your window sound.

To normalize these effects, follow the steps which will be useful in giving out a clear and uninterrupted sound. Your audio sound can also be fixed after disabling enhancement of your sound system.


  • Search “Control Panel” and open “sound”. This will open playback settings.

  • Right-click on the audio device that you are currently using and select “Properties”.

  • Go to “Enhancements tab”.

  • Check the “Disable all enhancements” box (if unchecked).

  • Click on Apply and OK to save the settings.

  • Now test your audio if working or not.

9. Reinstall audio driver

Remember to use this method only if above all the methods are failed to fix the sound issue. In this process we uninstall the current driver and then reinstall it. 

  • You have to first uninstall the current device and then reboot your computer. 
  • Your device will automatically install the latest version of audio driver when it is rebooted. To do this follow steps.


  • Search “Device Manager” in the start menu.

  • Choose your audio device by clicking on “sound, video and game controllers”.

  • Right-Click on our default “High definition audio device” and select “Uninstall”.

  • This will uninstall your current selected driver.

  • Now Reboot your device so that this can automatically download the latest version of audio driver.

  • If you are facing audio issues internally due to windows 10 upgrade or maybe some internal chances then most probably the above two methods will get your sound back.

10. Final Check

  • If your audio still didn’t work then you have a option to do this.
  • You can try to install any other audio drivers externally or remotely from any of the trustworthy websites.
  • Do this method at your own risk as there are many unwanted things that your computer may face!
  • Those external audio drivers can be installed manually from the above methods. This method does not pretend to give a hundred percent result as your windows mainly support the default audio driver.
  • If any of the above methods didn’t work then this is all might be due to some hardware related problems.
  • Make sure that all the hardware cables are being connected properly while performing above methods. Make sure there has been no external harm to the hardware or to your audio device.
  • If so then the only option remaining is to replace your audio device with a new one.

These are some of the methods that are examined by us to fix sound related problems in windows 10.

If you have any other methods to fix this issue then make sure to drop a comment below. This will help our viewers with more technical solving aspects 🙂

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