THE audio problems they can be of various nature and derive from different causes, both software and hardware. We have seen, for example, what to do when there are audio problems with YouTube videos, or audio problems on VLC, or even video files that cannot be heard… but now we want to deal with a more general, perhaps more serious problem, namely when no sound leaks out of our Windows 11/10 PC.
THE sound problems on windows 10 Unfortunately, they are very frequent but you don’t need to worry too much because there are various possible solutions.
Here are the 3 solutions we recommend trying:
1) Right-click the speaker icon in the lower right corner of the desktop and click Playback devices. If you have a PC with Windows 11 you will have to press on Audio Settings as shown in the fig. following:
2) In the tab Playback make sure there is a green symbol on the item “Speakers“, as shown in the figure below. This indicates that your speakers are set as the default playback device.
If it is not set as default then select with the right mouse button and click on “Set as default”
On Windows 11 the display of options is slightly different, but the basic concept does not change: check that the correct output is selected (usually it appears under the heading Speakers)
If Speakers are set as default but you still don’t hear any sound on your PC, then try setting a different audio format. To do this click on “Speakers” and then on “Property”
3) Go to the tab Advance and from the section Format select a different “sample rate” value and click on Trial. Repeat this process until you find a format that works and click OK.
If the audio still doesn’t work despite checking, right-click on the speaker icon (in the Windows toolbar, next to the time) and then click on Audio Troubleshooting. Windows will automatically check the settings and repair any errors affecting your PC’s audio system
If your sound card driver has somehow been removed, damaged, or is incompatible with Windows 11/10, you will not be able to hear any sound from the speakers. This happens quite often after an update to Windows 11/10 from an older version of Windows.
The easiest way to check if this is the cause of the problem is to uninstall your sound card drivers.
1) From the keyboard press the del key Windows logo And X (simultaneously) to open the quick menu
2) Click Device management
3) In the window that opens, expand the entry Audio, video and game controllers
Right-click on the sound card (e.g. Realtek High Definition Audio) and click Uninstall.
4) In the confirmation window, select the “Delete drivers for this device” and then click on OK.
5) Restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved now. If this does not solve the problem, we recommend that you read method 3 described below.
If the two methods described above did not solve the sound problem in Windows 11/10you are probably using the wrong audio driver.
There are two ways to get the correct audio driver: manually or automatically.
Manual driver update – You can manually update the sound driver by going to the manufacturer’s website and searching for the correct latest driver for your sound card and Windows 11/10 variant.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or technical skills to manually update your audio drivers, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct audio driver for your sound card and Windows 11/10 version.
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Launch Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will scan your computer and detect any problematic drivers.
3) Click the button Update next to the audio driver marked to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can also do this with the FREE version of Driver Easy).
Or click Update everything to automatically download and install the correct version of any missing or outdated drivers on your system. (This requires the “Pro” version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You will be prompted to upgrade by clicking “Upgrade All”).
4) Restart your computer and check that the Windows 11/10 sound problems are permanently resolved.