You may think that Windows comes with cool new features that can make the users satisfied with it. In fact, any troubles oftenly happen on Windows 10 such as sound issues or audio troubleshooter problems. It does not mean with the gorgeous features of windows, everything will get better. That’s totally not true, isn’t it?
Sometimes, the audio troubleshooter on Windows 10 does not allow the user to play videos, listen to any audios, or even use some certain apps. You may also find the audio troubleshooter problem on Windows 10. Then, you get confused how to find and fix it. No worry! We are here to help you in finding and fixing your problem in audio troubleshooter in a fast way.
Fast Way to Find and Fix Audio Troubleshooter Problems in Windows 10
At least, there are some methods that you can take to find and fix the audio troubleshooter issue on Windows 10. Here they are:
Method 1: Check Your Audio First
The only-simple way that you can do first is to check your audio. Verify that the sound on your Windows is not muted on the PC end. Then, if your keyboard has the volume controls, you can press a key. If the volume raises and lowers, you are able to bring up the taskbar to examine the speaker icon located next to the system clock.
An “X” next to the virtual speaker icon means the audio is muted. To fix it, you simple click the speaker icon button to expand the volume panel. After that, click the speaker icon to unmute.
At the same time, you can also check:
- Speaker connections
- Headphone connections
- Any other audio connections
Method 2: Run the Audio Troubleshooter
Windows 10 recently has a full audio troubleshooter which has capability to examine your sound system for any signs of issues and provide the fixes at once. In this case, if you get any audio troubleshooter problem, it means that you should run the audio troubleshooter. To run it, you surely have to follow any steps below!
- First: You need to use the search box on your taskbar and look for troubleshooting. Then, you will see an option that says Troubleshoot settings. Choose it.
- Second: In the next screen, you will look at the Get up and running section for the option that says Playing Audio. Then, choose It. After that, you can select Run the Troubleshooter.
- Third: A new icon of troubleshooter will appear on your taskbar. It is your turn to open the new window. In the option, you will find different kinds of connected speakers such as built-in speakers and headphones. In general cases, you have to customize your device by choosing your default speakers. Choose Next when you are done.
- Fourth: Leave the troubleshooter run and wait what it will confirm to you. In this case, the troubleshooter will offer advice in improving your sound quality or pinpoint problems with your drivers which need to be taken care of.
If this method still cannot solve your problem, you definitely can take the next method below.
Method 3: Verify the Default Audio Device
Generally, you must only have one installed audio device. But, the list stacks up once and leads you to set the external devices such as headset, HTV vice, a wireless Xbox controller and many more. Then, it may be a situation where you switch from the headset to the laptop’s built-in speakers. But, Windows 10 still outputs the audio through your disconnected headset.
To fix your audio troubleshooter problem, you definitely can verify the default audio device in one of two ways from the taskbar or via Control Panel.
Method 4: The Taskbar Route
The next solution that you can take to fix your audio troubleshooter is through the Taskbar Route.
- First, you can click on the Speaker icon next to the system clock.
- Then, you will see a name listed above the volume pop-up panel.
- After that, you can click the name to reveal a pop-up labeled “Select Playback Device”.
- You can choose the different audio device until you hear a sound.
Method 5: The Control Panel Route
If the taskbar route cannot solve your problem, you can take the Control Panel Route instead. To do it, take some steps as follow:
- Press the Windows key. Type COntrol Panel in the taskbar’s search bar.
- Then, choose the Control Panel desktop app.
- Choose Hardware and Sound on the main Control Panel menu followed by the Sound button on the next panel.
- The Sound window will pop up on the window. Ensure that your audio device is adjusted as default.
- If not, you can click on the device listing to choose and then click the Set Default button.
- Last, you can click the OK button to finish.
Method 6: Update Your Sound Card Drivers
In fact, one of the most common sources of audio problems is a bad communication between your sound card and Windows 10. Then, it makes your sound fail to run at all. Lucky, there are some smart ways to make Windows 10 and your sound card compatible. Here are the ways:
- First, you have to open the Start menu and look for the Device manager. Then, click the interrelated result.
- You will see a list of icon options inside the Device Manager. Select Sound, video, and game controllers. Then, if you have a sound card, it will pop up there.
- After that, you need to open the sound card by double-clicking it. Go to the Driver tab and search for the option to Update Driver. It will automatically search to find driver updates and download them.
- Once the update is completed, you can restart and see if your audio now is working.
Note: There are some additional points that you have to consider, they are:
- Your driver probably needs a kick in bytes. If the updating does not work, you can open your Device Manager and find your sound card again, right-click on the icon. After that, choose the Uninstall button. Indeed, it will remove your driver. Then, you need to restart your computer. Windows will automatically try to reinstall the driver.
- Windows does not always find the right audio drivers on its own. If it fails, you need to consider visiting your sound card manufacturer’s site and looking up the sound card to get a manual method to download any updates.
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