How to Troubleshoot Audio Issues on Windows 10

Do you sometimes face audio issues on your Windows 10 computer? It can be frustrating to have your audio suddenly stop working, whether you’re trying to watch a video, listen to music, or make a video call.

Audio issues on Windows 10 can be caused by a variety of factors, such as outdated drivers, incorrect settings, or faulty hardware. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to diagnose and fix these issues. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the troubleshooting process to get your audio working again.

  1. Check the volume

Sometimes it’s accidentally muted, sometimes the volume is turned down too low. So, the first thing we should do is checking the volume.

  • Click on the speaker icon in the taskbar.
  • Make sure the volume slider is not turned all the way down or muted (there should not be a red circle with a slash through it on the icon).
  • If the volume is low, increase it by moving the slider to the right.
  • If the volume is muted, click on the speaker icon to unmute it.
  1. Restart your computer:

A driver or a system component goes wrong may cause audio issues. Most of time, simply restart your computer to reload OS and drivers can solve this problem.

  • Save any work you have open.
  • Click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on the Power icon.
  • Click on Restart.
  1. Check the device connections:

You must have connected a speaker if you’re using a desktop PC. There is posibillity that cables loose, re-plug cables may solve the problem.

  • Make sure all cables are plugged in securely and not damaged.
  • If using external speakers or headphones, try connecting them to a different port on your computer.
  1. Check the device settings:
  • Right-click on the speaker icon in the taskbar.
  • Click on “Open Sound settings.”
  • In the Sound settings window, select the device you want to use from the “Choose your output device” dropdown menu.
  • If the device you want to use is not listed, click on “Device properties” to access more settings.
  1. Update the audio driver:

An outdated driver may not work properly, sometimes it’s incompatible with the newly updated OS. In most cases, system automatically updates drivers, but there are always suprices.

  • Right-click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on “Device Manager.”
  • Find the “Sound, video and game controllers” section and expand it.
  • Right-click on the audio device you are having issues with.
  • Click on “Update driver.”
  • Follow the prompts to update the driver.
  1. Run the troubleshooter:
  • Right-click on the speaker icon in the taskbar.
  • Click on “Open Sound settings.”
  • Scroll down to the “Troubleshoot” section.
  • Click on the “Troubleshoot” button.
  • Follow the prompts to run the troubleshooter.
  1. Check for Windows updates:
  • Click on the Start menu button.
  • Click on the Settings icon.
  • Click on “Update & Security.”
  • Click on “Check for updates.”
  • If updates are available, follow the prompts to download and install them.

By following the above steps, you should be able to fix most audio issues on Windows 10. However, if the problem persists, it could be a sign of a more serious hardware problem. In that case, it’s best to seek help from a professional technician or the manufacturer of your device. We hope this guide has helped you troubleshoot and fix any audio issues you may be experiencing on your Windows 10 computer.

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