Windows 10 is known for its list of weird errors along with its usefulness and efficiency. Some of its errors are so hectic that they will drive you up the wall. No Sound Windows 10 is one of the issues that can drive you insane. Read the article to know how to resolve this issue without much hassle. So, let’s begin the troubleshooting.
Check Your Sound Settings
Is there no audio in Windows 10 because you have turned the sound on mute and forgot about that? Or, maybe someone did that and you haven’t noticed yet?
First, make sure that your sound settings are appropriate. Also, check your cables, plugs, headphone, and speaker connections as well. If everything is in place, move on to other troubleshooting options.
Roll Back or Reinstall Audio Drivers
Device drivers create a lot of issues. Sometimes, updates make the device drivers malfunction, sometimes they get configured wrongly or sometimes they just won’t work.
If the issue started after an update, try rolling it back. Go to the device manager from the start manager. Find your sound driver under the option of sound, game, and video controller. Right-click on the driver and go to its properties.
In the properties tab, if you see the option of roll-back, do that, confirm your action and exit the window. See if you have got the sound back.
If this doesn’t resolve the issue or you don’t find the option of rolling back the driver, uninstall the driver. In the same window, you will see the option of uninstalling the driver. Uninstall the driver and restart your system.
Your system will automatically find the missing driver and will install its latest version. If this doesn’t happen, go to the website of the motherboard’s manufacturer of your system, enter your model number and find the sound driver. Download and install the latest version and see if your issue is resolved.
Update IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Usually systems might find it difficult to work with outdated IDT High Definition Audio CODEC. You can fix this problem by updating the codec driver manually. Launch the device manager from the Start menu and find the sound, video and game controller option. Expand the option and see if you can find the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver. Right-click on it and click on the update option.
When prompted, opt to browse your system for the driver if you have pre-installed driver. In the model option, select HD audio device, then click on next and then yes. After the update s done, restart your system and your sound should be working now.
Fix Realtek Audio
Realtek audio drivers are known for the issues. So, if you are facing the problem with Realtek drivers, here are two things you can do.
Refresh WiFi Drivers
Go to the device manager and find your Realtek Wireless LAN driver. Right-click on the driver and select uninstall. Now look for the latest version on the Realtek’s website that is suitable for your system model and OS and download it. Run the .exe file and reboot your system.
Disable Front Panel Jack
This solution could be specific to systems but there’s no harm in trying this. Find the Realtek audio manager on your system tray and right click on it. You will see the option of disabling the front panel jack, check the box beside it. Check if your sound is back up and working or not.
Disable Audio Enhancements
Audio enhancements are the packages designed by Microsoft and third parties that make sure hardware that is system specific function properly. But these enhancements could also be the cause of your sound issues in Windows 10.
In the search bar of the start menu, type sound and select Sound control panel from the list. Select your default sound device and right-click on it. Select properties from the menu, navigate to the enhancements tab and check the box beside the option for disabling the enhancements. Apply the changes and exit the window.
Restart Audio Services
Sometimes, the audio services could disable themselves resulting in no sound in Windows 10. In that case, you will have to restart the services. Next, In the search bar of the start menu, type services and hit enter. After that, in the window that opens, select Windows Audio option and double-click on it. From the Menu, select Start and set the service startup type to automatic if it already isn’t. This will resolve the sound issue.
Use The Audio Troubleshooter
Windows come with the troubleshooter option that you can use to troubleshoot any issue. So, launch the Windows troubleshooter and see if it can identify the problem and resolve it on its own.
One method or a combination of them would resolve the issue of sound in Windows 10. If not, probably there is an issue with your hardware you must get it fixed through a technician or you can also visit the service center of your manufacturer.