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How to quickly fix sound problems on Windows 10

If sound is not working on your device, you can use these instructions to quickly get audio working again on Windows 10.

Fix sound problems on Windows 10

On Windows 10, perhaps one of the most common problems is sound. Usually, audio works great out of the get-go, but eventually, after updating the audio driver or upgrading to a new version of Windows 10, it will stop working. Particularly, if you own a Surface, Dell, HP, or another well-known brand, including devices with Realtek audio card.

If you’re experiencing no sound in your device, and you’ve covered all your basics like checking the connectivity of those speakers and your audio out put settings, Windows 10 offers a tool to quickly fix sound problems on your computer.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to quickly troubleshoot and fix audio problems on Windows 10.

How to fix sound problems using Settings

On Windows 10, there are at least two ways to access the troubleshooter to fix sound problems automatically using the Settings app.

Fix audio problems using Sound settings

Starting with version 1803, Windows 10 introduces a new Sound page that includes all the basic audio settings, and an option to troubleshoot sound problems.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Sound.

  4. Under “Sound,” click the Troubleshoot button.

    Sound settings on Windows 10
    Sound settings on Windows 10

Then follow the on-screen directions to get the audio working again on your device. (If this option isn’t available, it’s probably because you’re running Windows 10 version 1803.)

Fix audio problems using Troubleshoot settings

Alternatively, you can access the tool from the Troubleshoot page.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Update & Security.

  3. Click on Troubleshoot.

  4. Select the Playing Audio option.

  5. Click the Run the troubleshooter button.

    Troubleshoot settings on Windows 10
    Troubleshoot settings on Windows 10

Then follow the on-screen direction to detect and fix any sound issues on your device.

Quick Tip: You can also access the sound troubleshooter tool by right-clicking the speaker icon in the notification area and selecting “Troubleshoot sound problems.”

Is sound still not working? In the rare chance that the troubleshooter didn’t fix the problem, you can this guide that goes into a more advanced process to resolve audio issues.

If after trying everything, you still can’t get sound to work on Windows 10, you can submit your questions in the Pureinfotech forums to get more help.