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No Sound in Windows 10 PC [SOLVED]

Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC: One of the biggest problems in Windows 10 till now is “No Sound” issue. If you have recently installed Windows 10 or updated to a newer build then you can be certain that you’re facing the “No Sound in Windows 10” issue because of the upgrade or update. The main cause of this issue seems to be incompatible or outdated Audio drivers.

Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC

There are other causes of this issue such as no audio devices are installed, audio services might not be started, Red X on speakers icon, Audio service not responding etc. Anyway, without wasting any time let’s see How to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC with the help of the below-listed troubleshooting guide.

Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC [SOLVED]

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Set Speakers as your default Playback device

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on System icon.

click on System icon

2.From the left-hand menu select Sound then click on “Device properties” under your output device.

Select Sound then click on Device properties under your output device

Note: Make sure a proper output device is selected such as Speakers (High Definition Audio).

3.Switch to the Advanced tab and change the Default Sound Format to one of the following options:

24bit/44100 Hz
24bit/192000Hz

Switch to the Advanced tab and change the Default Sound Format

4.Click Apply followed by OK.

Method 2: Check if the Audio is muted

1.Right-click on Volume icon on the system taskbar near the notification area and select Open Volume Mixer.

Right click on Volume icon and select Open Volume Mixer

2.From volume mixer, make sure that none of the device or application are set to mute.

In Volume Mixer panel make sure that the volume level belonging to Internet Explorer is not set to mute

3.Increase the volume to the top and close the volume mixer.

4.Check if the No Sound in Windows 10 PC issue is resolved or not.

Method 3: Uninstall Audio Drivers

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 and click on the sound device then select Uninstall.

uninstall sound drivers from sound,video and game controllers

3.Now confirm the uninstall by clicking OK.

confirm device uninstall

4.Finally, in the Device Manager window, go to Action and click on Scan for hardware changes.

action scan for hardware changes

5.Restart to apply changes and see if you’re able to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC Issue.

Method 4: Update Audio Drivers

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 and right-click on your Audio Device then select Enable (If already enabled then skip this step).

right click on high definition audio device and select enable

2.If your audio device is already enabled then right-click on your Audio Device then select Update Driver Software.

update driver software for high definition audio device

3.Now select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let the process finish.

search automatically for updated driver software

4.If it wasn’t able to update your Audio drivers then again select Update Driver Software.

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

browse my computer for driver software

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

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

7.Select the latest driver from the list and click Next.

8.Let the process complete and then restart your PC.

Method 5: Run Audio Troubleshooter

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 “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 No Sound in Windows 10 PC.

Run Audio Troubleshooter to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC

Method 6: Start Windows Audio services

1.Press Windows key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter to open Windows services list.

services windows

2.Now locate the following services:

Windows Audio 
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder 
Plug and Play

Windows audio and windows audio endpoint

3.Make sure their Startup Type is set to Automatic and the services are Running, either way, restart all of them once again.

restart windows audio services

4.If Startup Type is not Automatic then double-click the services and inside property window set them to Automatic.

windows audio services automatic and running

5.Make sure the above services are checked in msconfig window.

Note: Press Windows Key + R then type msconfig and hit Enter. Switch to the services tab then you will see the below window.

Windows audio and windows audio endpoint msconfig running

6.Restart your computer to apply these changes and see if you’re able to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC Isssue.

Method 7: Disable Audio Enhancements

1.Right-click on the Speaker icon in Taskbar and select Sound.

Right click on your sound icon

2.Next, from the Playback tab right-click on Speakers and select Properties.

plyaback devices sound

3.Switch to Enhancements tab and tick mark the option ‘Disable all enhancements.’

tick mark disable all enhancements

4.Clik Apply followed by OK and then restart your PC to save changes.

Method 8: Use Add legacy to install drivers to support older Sound Card

1.Press Windows Key + R then type “devmgmt.msc” (without quotes) and hit enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.In Device Manager select Sound, video and game controllers and then click on Action > Add legacy hardware.

Add a legacy hardware

3.On the Welcome to Add Hardware Wizard click Next.

click next in welcome to add hardware wizard

4.Click Next, select ‘Search for and install the hardware automatically (Recommended).’

Search for and install the hardware automatically

5.If the wizard did not find any new hardware then click Next.

click next if wizard did not find any new hardware

6.On the next screen, you should see a list of hardware types.

7.Scroll down till you find Sound, video and game controllers option then highlight it and click Next.

select Sound, video and game controllers in the list and click Next

8.Now select the Manufacturer and the model of the sound card and then click Next.

select your sound card manufacturer from the list and then select the model

9.Click Next to install the device and then click Finish once the process is complete.

10.Reboot your system to save changes and again check if you were able to Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC Issue.

Method 9: Disable Front Panel Jack Detection

If you have installed the Realtek software, open the Realtek HD Audio Manager, and check the “Disable front panel jack detection” option, under connector settings in the right side panel. Now the headphones and other audio devices will work without any problem.

Disable Front Panel Jack Detection

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That’s it you have successfully Fix No Sound in Windows 10 PC but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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