6 Ways to Overcome Windows 10 No Sound

6 Ways to Overcome Windows 10 No Sound

6 Ways to Overcome Windows 10 No Sound

 Does Windows 10 sound make no sound or sound? Here's how to deal with Windows 10 sound not sounding and returning everything to normal.

Gamers and movie buffs definitely need sound from their computer all the time. Bad audio or no sound definitely spoils their whole experience. In this post, we will share tips on how to deal with Windows 10 sound not working.

1. Try a Different Audio Device

Try a Different Audio Device

Let's start with a simple method to deal with Windows 10 sound not working, namely using a different audio device. If you have more than one pair of earphones or headphones, try to check if they are working properly.

Whether you're using speakers, earphones, or headphones, try other devices and see if they make sound.

If you are using headphones, make sure the volume is set to full. Occasionally, users accidentally turn up the volume wheel while they are moving around while wearing headphones. It turns down the volume unnoticed by the user.

2. Install the Latest Drivers

According to users, sometimes the Windows 10 sound problem can occur due to out of date drivers. In some cases, generic drivers may not fix the problem, and the only option is to download and install the latest drivers.

To install the latest audio driver, you need to visit the motherboard or sound card manufacturer's website and download it or you can use a third-party application such as Driver Booster or DriverPack.

3. Change the Default Sound Format

Since the Technical Preview, wrong sound format causes audio errors in Windows 10. So, to get your Windows 10 sound back, just change the default sound format. Follow the instructions below to do this:

Change Default Sound Format

1. Right click the sound icon on your Taskbar, and select Open Sound settings from the menu.

2. In the Sound section, click Device properties.

3. Click Additional device properties on the right.

4. Go to the Advanced tab, and change the Default sound format to one of the following options: 24bit/44100Hz or 24bit/192000Hz depending on your speaker configuration.

4. Make sure the Proper Output Device is Selected

If you have Windows 10 sound not working on your device, the problem might be caused by the wrong output device being selected. This is not a big deal, and you can fix the problem by changing just one setting. Here's how to do it:

Ensure Proper Output Device Is Selected

1. Go to Sound settings as admin showed you in Solution 3.

2. Make sure to set Speakers or Headphones as the output device.

After making these changes, your output device will be changed and the problem should be permanently fixed.

5. Check Mixer Volume

Check Mixer Volumes

Windows lets you control the volume for each application separately. You can use volume mixer to increase volume of all apps. It's easy to see how this could be the cause of the sudden volume no sound on Windows.

If you accidentally lower the volume for a certain app, you may find that the volume is very low even though you have set the device volume to max. You can fix this by opening the volume mixer from the sound icon on the taskbar.

Right click on the sound icon and select Open Volume Mixer. You will see all the apps that are currently playing media. If the volume slider for any of these apps is set lower than it should be, drag it back up and it should fix the problem.

6. Run Audio Troubleshooter

Run Audio Troubleshooter

If you can't identify the problem causing the Windows 10 sound to not sound, it's time to seek help from Windows. Fortunately, Windows has a lot of built-in troubleshooters to help solve various problems. To use the audio troubleshooter, press Win + I and navigate to Update & Security > Troubleshoot.

Move to the right pane and click Additional troubleshooters. Select Playing Audio from the list and click Run the troubleshooter.. Follow the prompts and see if Windows can find a solution and solve the problem for you.


So that's how to deal with Windows 10 sound not sounding. Hopefully, now you can hear sound again on your PC normally. If you want a better audio experience, you might want to consider buying a decent pair of headphones. Headphone specifications can be tricky to understand, so be sure to do your research before buying.

Also, read the article about 6 Ways to Overcome SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED in Windows 10. And see you in another article. Bye
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