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Fix Computer Sound Too Low on Windows 10

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Are you not able to increase the volume of your Windows PC? Have you changed the sound volume all the way up to 100% but still your computer sound is too low? Then there are certain possibilities that might be interfering with your system volume levels. Sound volume too low is a general problem that is faced by users in Windows 10.  In this article, we are going to learn multiple methods that can solve the low sound issue on the Windows 10 computer.

Fix Computer Sound Too Low on Windows 10

Fix Computer Sound Too Low on Windows

Method 1: Increase Sound from Volume Control

Sometimes even if you increase your sound/volume to its maximum limit from the volume icon in the taskbar (refer Image below). But even after this, you found out that sound in any third-party music player is coming low. So, you need to manage the volume then it should be done through the Volume control in Windows 10. Because the system has different types of volume, one is the system’s default Windows volume and the other one is the Media Player’s volume.

Increase Sound from Volume Control icon on taskbar

Here, follow the steps below to manage the volume of the Windows sound and the third party altogether through the Volume Mixer.

1.First, right-click on the volume icon on the taskbar. A menu will appear, click on the “Open Volume Mixer”.

Open Volume Mixer by right click on volume icon

2.Now this will open the Volume Mixer wizard, you can see the volume of all the third-party media player and System’s Sound.

Now this will open a volume mixer wizard, you can see the volume of all the third-party media player and system’s sound.

3.You need to increase the volume of all the devices to its maximum limit.

You must increase the volume of all the devices to its maximum limit from volume mixer wizard.

After doing this setting, try to play the audio again. Check that sound is coming properly. If not, then move to the next method.

Method 2: Run Audio Troubleshooter

Once you increased the volume of all the devices to their maximum limit, you might found out that the volume is still not coming as expected. If this is the case then you need to run the Audio troubleshooter. Running the Audio Troubleshooter can sometimes resolve the sound-related issues in Windows 10. To run the Troubleshooter in the system, follow the steps below:

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & Security icon.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & security icon

2.From the left-hand menu make sure to select Troubleshoot.

3.Now under the “Get up and running” section, click on “Playing Audio“.

Under Get up and running section, click on Playing Audio

4.Next, click on Run the troubleshooter and follow on-screen instructions to fix the computer sound too low issue. 

Run Audio Troubleshooter to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC

Now, if the troubleshooter does not detect any issue but your system’s sound is still low then, try to solve it with the next method.

Method 3: Restart Audio Device

If your Audio device services are not loaded properly then you may face the Computer Sound too low issue. In that case, you need to restart the Audio services through the Device Manager.

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Device Manager from the menu.

Open the window’s menu through shortcut key “Windows + x”. Now choose device manager from the list.

2.Now double-click on the “Sound, video and game controllers”.

Now double click on the “Sound, video and game controllers”.

3.Choose your Audio device then right-click on it and select “Disable device”.

Choose the device and right click on it. Then choose “Disable device” from the list of option.

4. Just click “Yes” to provide permission.

It will ask for permission to disable the device. Just click “Yes” to provide permission.

5.After some time, again Enable the device by following the same steps and restart the system.

This should fix the issue with your systems sound. If you find that the computer sound is still low then follow the next method.

Method 4: Check for Windows Update

Sometimes outdated or corrupted drivers might be the real reason behind the low volume issue, in that case, you need to check for Windows update. Windows update automatically installs new drivers for devices that can resolve the sound issue. Follow the below steps to check for updates in Windows 10:

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & Security.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Update & security icon

2.From the left-hand side, menu click on Windows Update.

3.Now click on the “Check for updates” button to check for any available updates.

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4.If any updates are pending then click on Download & Install updates.

Check for Update Windows will start downloading updates

5.Once the updates are downloaded, install them and your Windows will become up-to-date.

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After restarting the system, check that sound is coming properly from your system. If not, then try other methods.

Method 5: Start Windows Audio Service

1.Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

services windows

2.Find Windows Audio service in the list then right-click on it and select Properties.

right click on Windows Audio Services and select Properties

3.Set the Startup type to Automatic and click Start, if the service is not already running.

windows audio services automatic and running

4.Click Apply followed by OK.

5.Follow the above procedure for Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.

6.Reboot your PC to save changes and see if you’re able to Fix Computer Sound Too Low on Windows 10.

Method 6: Update Sound Card Drivers

If Audio drivers are not compatible with the Windows update then you will definitely face the issues with sound/volume in Windows 10. You need to update drivers to the latest available version by following the below steps:

1.Press Windows Key + R then type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand Sound, video and game controllers then right-click on Audio Device (High Definition Audio Device) and select Update Driver.

update driver software for high definition audio device

3.Select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let it install the appropriate drivers.

search automatically for updated driver software

4.Reboot your PC and see if you are able to Fix No Sound From Laptop Speakers issue, if not then continue.

5.Again go back to Device Manager then right-click on Audio Device and select Update Driver.

6.This time select “Browse my computer for driver software.

browse my computer for driver software

7.Next, click on “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.

Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer

8.Select the latest drivers from the list and then click Next.

9.Wait for the process to finish and then reboot your PC.

Method 7: Change Equalization Settings

The equalization setting is used to maintain the sound ratio between all the running applications on Windows 10. To set the correct equalization settings, follow the below steps:

1.Right-click on the Volume icon in the Taskbar then click on the “Playback Devices”.

Go to the volume icon in the taskbar and right click on it. Then click on the “Playback Devices”.

2.This will open the sound wizard. Select the audio device and then click on “Properties”.

This will open the sound wizard. Select the audio device and then click on “Properties”.

3.On the Speaker Properties wizard. Switch to the Enhancement tab then checkmark the “Loudness Equalization” option.

Now this will open the speaker properties wizard. Go to the enhancement tab and click on the “Loudness Equalization” option.

4.Click OK to save the changes.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Computer Sound Too Low on Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this guide then feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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