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No Sound On HP Laptop

Changing the volume and status indicator

First of all, check the status for mute in the volume mixer. You can find out by the red crossed out circle on the volume icon, but not always. Users randomly or system crash mute the laptop. The situation may exist as follows, complete disappearance of sound or partial (in applications). To view and change the volume scale Follow these steps.

In the system tray of the taskbar, right-click on the volume icon. From the menu, select “open volume mixer”. If you did NOT see this element, read the instructions why the volume icon disappeared from the taskbar in Windows.

In the volume mixer, you will see two areas: “device” and “applications”. The device area controls the sound of the laptop speakers. The application area controls the system and application sounds. Each item has a volume slider and a status indicator. If the indicator has a speaker icon with a red crossed out circle, then click on it with the left button to set the “turn on the sound” position. If necessary, move the volume sliders to an acceptable level.

If the sound on the laptop disappears in a separate program, then launch it, after which it will appear in the volume mixer in the “application” area. Toggle the indicator and adjust the slider position. The screenshot below shows an example with a Yandex browser.

Don’t forget to look at the settings or volume indicators in the programs themselves. For example, in browsers, the sound is still controlled by the Flash player, where there is also a volume slider and a complete mute icon in the player.

Notebooks have hotkeys for general sound control, so you don’t always need to visit the volume mixer. To turn on Missing Sound, hold down the Fn button and press the button with the crossed-out volume icon or similar (usually located in the top row of the keyboard). You can also hold down the Fn key and press the volume-up key (usually located on the keyboard arrows, next to the decrease buttons, increase the brightness of the laptop screen). In the screenshot below, see the keyboard shortcuts for Acer laptop.

When the sound on the laptop disappears, first of all follow the steps above. If the problem persists, restart the laptop, as during prolonged use, the system may crash and after restarting the system, operability may be restored. Read on if the recommendations above have not been successful.

Reinstalling sound drivers

If everything is in order in the volume settings, then there may be a problem with the sound drivers. When the drivers are not updated or failed, the sound on the laptop disappears. To restore them, consider reinstalling and rolling back sound drivers.

Open Device Manager. In the Run Command window, enter devmgmt.Msc, then click OK. In the device manager, expand the item for sound devices (see screenshot).

If your audio device is not working properly, it will be small! “” or “?” icon. Double click on audio devices to bring up the properties window. Visit the “driver” tab, click the “update” button.

In the open window, select automatic driver search. If the drivers are found, they will be downloaded and then installed automatically. If the OS did not find the driver, then.

Pre-download a set of sound drivers from the website of the laptop manufacturer or a third-party resource. The most common manufacturers of audio devices include:

  • Realtek
  • Creative
  • Logitech

Many driver packages have an installer. Installed this software, you will automatically install the driver, thereby restoring the sound on the laptop. Next, you need to reboot the system.

If you have a set of drivers without an installer, then in the properties of the audio device, when you click on the “update” button, select the search and install drivers manually (the second item). Specify the folder, click “Next” Wait for the installation to finish. Next, a system restart is required. For more information, read the recommendations on how to install drivers on Windows.

After an unsuccessful driver update, you may notice that the sound on the laptop is missing. This could be due to damage or incompatibility of the new driver. In this case, pressing the “rollback” button (returns the previous driver version) in the audio device properties window will help you. In messages, click “Yes”.

Enabling Sound Service

It happens that the Windows Audio service responsible for audio playback is stopped. The volume icon in the tray has a red circle with a white cross. When you hover over the volume icon, a hint appears that the audio service is not running. To restore sound on a laptop, you need to name the sound icon with the left button. Then the troubleshooting wizard will automatically fix the problem, and you will see that the red icon with a cross is gone.

You can start the audio service manually. Press the Win R button, copy services.Msc in the input field, then click OK. Sort the services by name, then locate the Windows Audio service, double click on it with the left button.

On the “General” tab in the properties of the sound service, set the startup type to “automatic”. Then click the button “start” the download a little. Now the missing laptop sound will be restored.

Restoring sound on a laptop

Owners of Asus, Acer, Samsung, HP and other notebooks face a variety of audio problems during operation. In the material, we will consider why the sound on the laptop disappeared, what to do and how to fix the situation. Do not rush to call the master or run to the service center, often the problem is solved with your own hands.

The reasons for the loss of laptop sound are versatile, but they can be divided into 2 directions: software and hardware. The problems considered and the solutions in this manual are mostly related to software problems, since they are more common than hardware problems and they can always be fixed.

Other ways to restore sound

There are enough reasons for the sound to drop out. These reasons are multifaceted, so it is not always clear why the sound on the laptop disappeared, and what to do to restore it. Here are some recommendations that can help you:

  • Run a troubleshooter to fix common audio problems.
  • Set your audio devices as the default playback device in the sound settings.
  • In Device Manager, enable your audio playback device.
  • Run BIOS and enable audio devices there.
  • Update BIOS.
  • Make sure that external speakers, headphones are in working order, and also make sure that the plug is plugged into the line-out.
  • Install OS updates.
  • Do a system restore.

In more detail, some of the recommendations above you can consider in the article, the sound does not work on the computer in Windows 7, 8, 10. Now you know why the sound on the laptop disappeared, what to do and how to restore it. In the event that you took all the methods, and your audio devices did not work, most likely the problem lies in the hardware part. At home, a full-time user is NOT able to fix problems with the equipment, so you can’t do without a trip to the service center.

Clean installation of drivers on a sound card

Windows 10 may not always find drivers automatically for new laptop and desktop sound cards. Also, a dozen may incorrectly install the drivers downloaded to it from Windows Update. Therefore, in this example, we will show how to install new drivers for a stationary computer and laptop zero.

For the example with a desktop computer, we will use a PC based on the MSI A88X-G43 motherboard. This motherboard has a sound card based on the Realtek ALC892 chip. You can download the driver for this chip on the official website of the motherboard manufacturer In our case, the driver is a 64-bit version for Windows 10 64 bit. After downloading the driver installer, run it.

Driver installation from Realtek is very simple and comes down to a few clicks of the Next button.

After installation, the installer will offer to restart the computer, which we will do.

After restarting the PC, the icon will appear in the notification bar.

With the help of this icon you can get to the “Realtek HD Manager”, where you can fine-tune your sound card.

Installing the driver on a laptop is almost identical to the first example. For example, we will use the Acer Aspire V3-372 laptop. This laptop is also equipped with a sound chip from Realtek. The driver for this notebook can be downloaded from After loading it will also launch it like in the first example.

Launched the installer, we will see the same window as in the first example. The process of installing a laptop driver in our case is identical with a desktop computer. If the sound stopped working on chips, and not those discussed in this chapter, then the principle of installing drivers on them is as similar as possible to the examples considered.

For a stationary PC and laptop, the following methods of solving the problem can help when the sound disappeared:

  • If the sound on your PC has disappeared due to the fault of the driver, then often you can solve this problem by completely reinstalling the driver.
  • When looking for a driver for an old PC, users often encounter a situation where it is not available for Windows 10. Many manufacturers often abandon old PCs and DO NOT update drivers for them, so they are not available for new operating systems. In this situation, drivers designed for Windows 7 and 8 can help. The only thing you should pay attention to in this case is the bitness of the OS for which this driver is intended.
  • If you downloaded or found a very old driver on the disk, then it will NOT be possible to install it, since it has Windows 10 support. In this situation, running the driver installer in compatibility mode of the OS for which it is intended can help.

The easiest way to solve the problem when the sound is missing in Windows 10

Windows 10 can automatically fix audio problems when it stops working. You can work around this problem by using the Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Wizard. This wizard is a test utility for troubleshooting. You can start this wizard by right-clicking on the standard volume control icon, which is located on the taskbar in the notification area.

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Now, in the context menu that appears, you need to select the “detect problems with sound” item, which means and start this wizard. After starting the wizard, immediately run diagnostics, which should identify and fix the problem with sound.

In our case, the verification wizard found a problem with a disabled sound card, and we were able to fix the problem.

This wizard often helps users out when there is no sound in the PC.

Fixing playback device settings in Windows 10

There are many options in Windows 10 that improve the audio performance. But if your PC is already old enough, then the sound may disappear on it, just because of THESE improvements. To fix the issue where audio drops out, these improvements need to be disabled. To do this, go to the Sound snap-in located on the control panel. You can quickly open this snap-in using the Run program, typed the command mmsys.Cpl in it

In the window that opens, find the default audio playback device and right-click on it. In the context menu that appears, go to the properties of this device. The playback device can be both speakers and headphones. In the opened device properties, open the “Improvement” tab.

On this tab, we are interested in the checkbox named “Disable all sound effects”. We need to enable this checkbox and click the Apply button. To save the settings. After making these settings, check your speakers and speakers for sound.

Back in Windows 10, users can see a hoarse sound in their headphones or automatic volume reduction. This is also related to the option, which in this case should improve the quality of communication when talking through a PC. You can disable these settings through the same setting in the “Sound” control panel. Therefore, let’s open this control panel setting and go to the “Communication” tab.

On this tab, select the radio button “Action NOT required” and confirm saving this setting with the Apply button. After making THESE adjustments, the playback quality should improve.

Sound disappeared in playback devices after installing updates

Very often, users with Windows 10 OS encounter a problem where multimedia speakers and headphones do NOT play sound after installing updates. In this situation, it is strange that the sound is not fed to the multimedia speakers and headphones, and the operating system still does not see any problems. For example, if the OS was able to detect that there is no sound on the PC, then on the taskbar in the notification area you can see the Corresponding icon, which notifies that there is sound.

In the same situation, the icon is all right. If we go to the device manager, then we find that the sound card has the name “Device with support for High Definition Audio”.

If the sound card driver is installed properly, then in its name in the device manager you will definitely find a prefix indicating the supplier of the sound processor. For example, sound cards from Realtek are named “Realtek High Definition Audio” in the Task Manager. In our case, there is such a prefix. Usually this situation occurs due to downloaded drivers in a place with a Windows 10 update, which the system did not install correctly or the sound card does not support them.

In the next chapter, we will look at examples of installing drivers on a laptop and desktop computer. We hope this chapter will answer our readers why the sound doesn’t work after updating Windows 10.

What to do if there is no sound on your Windows 10 computer

With a free upgrade to Windows 10, millions of PC users have replaced their old operating system. This type of update has given many users all the benefits of the new Windows 10. But history shows that all new Windows operating systems are not without problems. After updating or fully installing Windows 10, sound stopped working for many users on their computer. In this article, we will describe in detail what problems with sound can be in Windows 10, as well as describe how to solve THESE problems.


In this article, we tried to outline all the ways to solve problems when the sound stopped working in Windows 10. In addition to software problems with sound playback, the user may also encounter faulty headphones and multimedia speakers. It is quite simple to check this malfunction, took working speakers or headphones from another PC.

Also, incorrect connection of headphones and speakers to the front and rear panels may be the result of when the sound stops working. Still quite often there are cases when the sound stopped working when connected to the front panel. This is usually due to an incorrect front panel connection to the motherboard or an incorrect front panel pinout. We hope this article will allow you to solve the problem when there is no sound in Windows 10 and you can normally listen to your favorite song or watch a new movie.

Windows settings

If the preliminary actions did not help, then you need to “dig” into the operating system. First, let’s check the hardware settings. To do this, select the “Sounds” item in the menu available by right-clicking on the sound icon in the notification area. In the window that appears, we need the “Playback” tab.

A list of all devices is available in it. Active Speakers Must be marked with a green check mark, and if they are not, then you need to enable them from the right-click menu. Then, by clicking “Configure” you can test.

Now you need to check the status of the Windows audio service. To do this, you need to press WinR and enter services.Msc in the window that opens. An impressive list of all services will appear, among which we are interested in Windows audio.

You need to make sure it is turned on. If not, then go to “Properties”, and enable the service, at the same time set the automatic enable parameter.

Reinstalling the driver

Sound is likely missing due to a failure of the appropriate drivers. In this case, you should reinstall them. The HP Support Assistant software is suitable for this. With the same success, you can use the driver and software search on the official HP support site, just indicated the full name of your device (including the model number).

How to Repair Missing Sound on HP Laptop?

Sound playback may not be possible due to software or hardware problems. Trying to fix such a problem, the first thing to do is to look into the mixer (link in the volume bar in the notification area). Maybe the volume is just lowered to the limit?

Then try to return the sound using the laptop function keys (fn F1-F12). The mute combination may have been pressed accidentally. After that, it makes sense to try restarting your computer. If the sound disappeared as a result of a local software conflict, then a restart will help correct the situation.

Hardware problems

If the correction of software problems did not give special results, then the failure is hardware in nature. This often happens after disassembling a laptop. the small speaker plugs are very easy to overlook and forget to connect.

However, if disassembly in the near past did NOT happen, and the problem arose suddenly, then there is a high probability that the components of the motherboard will come out of standing. To eliminate such a breakdown, professional diagnostics and repairs are required.


If the sound on the laptop disappears, or something is wrong with it, then after the initial steps, I would completely reinstall the drivers. Or at least checked them in “Device Manager”. Because all the hardware, including the sound card, which is sewn inside, is controlled by drivers and without them any device on a laptop will NOT work. I advise at this moment to connect the laptop to the Internet, since perhaps we can update the firewood from there.

The problem can be from several sides. Drivers have been changed or beaten due to third-party or virus programs. So you need to fix it.

  • The fastest way to get into the “Device Manager” is to press the combination of the “Win” and “R” keys on the keyboard.
  • We enter the command: “devmgmt.Msc”.
  • Now open the section “Sound, video and game controllers” generally click on the speaker icon. Look that there are no arrows on top of the devices that are there. If you see an arrow, then right-click on this device and then select “activate”. After that we check the sound.

If the sound still does not work, then check that there are at least some sound devices in this section. If they are not there, then they can be found in the “Other devices” section. Open it, find your sound card there, right-click and then select “Update drivers”. Do the same with the sound card that is already installed in the “Sound” section. After that, select “Automatic search for updated drivers”.

As soon as you do this, the system will start looking for suitable software for your hardware on Microsoft servers. If the drivers are found, just install them. After that, we restart the laptop and check the sound.

Do not be in a hurry to rejoice if after the search you see an inscription that Allegedly the driver does not need to be updated, because there is no sound on the laptop. Just new firewood is available on Microsoft servers. That is why you need to install them manually. First, we need to see the name of the laptop, namely the model. we look under the laptop case itself and find there a piece of paper with the information we need. Sometimes you need a serial number. so write it down somewhere as well. The easiest way is to simply take a photo of the piece of paper on your phone. We will download the drivers from the manufacturers’ official websites.

We also need information about your operating system. We need a Windows version: XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10. And we also need a 32-bit or 64-bit system. To do this, on Windows 7 and 8, click on the main menu “Start”, then go to the “Control Panel”. In the tenth Windows, you need to select “Options” (gear icon). Next, we find the “System” section. In 7 and 8. set the view mode as “Large icons” in the “Control Panel”.

We are interested in two lines. this is “Windows Edition” and “System Type”, where the bit depth (32 or 64) is indicated. Just remember these parameters, as they are needed to download the necessary firewood.

At ASUS Go to the official support page. link. Next, indicate the type of product “Notebooks”, as well as the series and number that you saw on the label. After that, select your OS and look for the “AUDIO” section. Download the newest I mean and install it on your computer.

We go to the support site. link. Next, select the “Laptop” section. There are two options: if you are using this laptop, you can try clicking on the “Allow HP to detect your product” button. The system will try to determine the model itself. Or you can enter the serial number, which is also found on a label under the case. After that, select the type, bitness of the OS and look for drivers for “audio”.

Why is there sound on a laptop: how to fix and restore?

Hello! Recently, the sound on my laptop suddenly disappeared. I have been with Beals for almost 2 hours with this problem, and I still managed to solve it. Different users constantly contact me with this problem, and there can be a lot of solutions. In some cases, new programs are to blame, drivers have crashed somewhere or there is a software conflict. There are many reasons, as well as solutions, so let’s start from the very beginning.

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With all the instructions listed below, I will try to fix this problem and return the sound to you. You should also try to isolate some of the causes and symptoms. Perhaps the sound suddenly disappeared due to the installed program, or some kind of manipulation by the user himself. If you hear a squeak, wheeze or interruptions in your headphones or speaker, then this may mean a problem with the drivers or with the hardware. If there is no sound at all, and the speakers do NOT reproduce anything and are silent, then there may be even more reasons. Let’s try to fix it!

Sound does not play in the browser

The easiest and most effective way is to completely uninstall and reinstall it. First, go to “Start”. “Control Panel”. “Programs and Features”. Next, we find your browser and Uninstall. After that, open any standard browser, find a link to download the new version and Install it again.

All sound when the player is playing

At the same time, there is sound in almost all places, but if you start at least a standard Windows player, then for some reason there is no sound there. There may also be a problem with some video extensions. The problem is almost always solved by simply installing codecs.

  • Follow the link.
  • As you can see there are several versions: “Basic”, “Standard”, “Full” and others.
  • For reliability, you can download the “Full” version.
  • At the next step, many are confused. Just find the line “Download” and select any link. After that, download and Install I mean.

How to install the driver

If you downloaded the archive, then unzip it to your place. Next, open the folder and run the “Setup.Exe” file. Then follow the instructions of the installer. As soon as the drivers are installed. be sure to restart the laptop.

Additional sound applications

On some laptops, applications are additionally installed, which in theory can control your sound. So you also need to go there and check all the settings.

  • “Start”. “Control Panel”. now set “View” to “Categories” mode. Click “Hardware and Sound”.
  • Search here for additional applications labeled “AUDIO” and open them.
  • Further settings may differ in different manufacturers of sound cards, but the principle is the same. Check that the sound is NOT zero and all ports are on. Be sure to check that the laptop correctly detects the device. In general, you will need to crawl through the tabs and sections, and check all the settings.

First steps

Laptop sound is missing. what to do first? The very first thing you should check as this is the volume level on the laptop itself. The decision is banal, but as practice has shown, it is quite effective. You may have accidentally removed it. I myself have sinned this several times. Right-click on the speaker icon and then “Open Volume Mixer”.

The “Speaker” or main speakers are on the far left. This is the output port and main audio on the laptop. The rest of the slider usually refers to one or another running program: for example, you can remove or reduce the sound in the browser or some game. In general, see that all the slider are raised up.

Also check that there are no crosses on top of the speakers, which means that the sound on this channel is muted. To turn it on, just click on one cross.

You will also need to check the other item “Playback devices”.

If you see an inscription that “sound devices are not installed”, right-click on a free area and select “Show disabled devices”.

Next, you will see all the devices that are currently just turned off. They will be gray with an arrow pointing down. Click on all devices and enable them with the “Enable” button.

Go to the properties of “Speaker” or main speakers. Look that in the “General” tab in the “Device Application” line there is the “Use this device (on)” option.

Go to the second tab “Levels” and again Make sure that the sound level in the speaker is greater than zero, and there is no cross on top of the speaker.

You can also do this: if there are several devices, then right-click on each and select “Use as default”. Then the laptop will use different ports for output. Play music or a movie in the background to check. Once the desired device is turned on, you should hear a sound. You can also try right-clicking on the same speaker and select the “detect sound problems” button.

If everything is in order, but there is still sound, then check the connection of the speakers and headphones. If you have speakers, then look and turn the volume level. Make sure they are plugged in and that the light is on. You also need to see where and how the audio output from the speakers is inserted. Let me remind you that the headphone output is most often used. See that the output speakers or headset are connected to one port you need. You can inadvertently confuse and connect headphones to the microphone output.

If the problem is still not solved, then you need to first understand why there is no sound in the laptop. There may be several reasons: from commonplace viruses to crashes and conflicts of programs that you installed earlier. In solving all these problems, we will talk further.

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For Lenovo laptops. follow the link. Then scroll down and find the item “Drivers and Software”. click on it or on the button below. In the search term, enter your laptop model: only letters and numbers. If this cannot be found, enter the serial number. Choose OS and download “Audio” firewood.

Go to the site. You can manually select a device just below. indicate the category, series and number. Or you can enter your serial number or SNID in the line above. After that, specify the type of operating system and download the firewood.

Go to the support page. Enter the serial number in the search bar, find firewood and download it.

We go to the official page. Please indicate product type and model. Click “Search”. We are looking for a driver specifically for a sound card (AUDIO).

Cleaning your computer

If it was not possible to restore sound in the laptop after the previous steps, then most likely the problem is not in the drivers or settings of the network card, but in the operating system itself. First of all, you need to check your laptop with antivirus software. You can download any free antivirus program like Avast or Dr.Web.

Remember if you have previously installed any program or application. Some software can theoretically conflict with the sound card. Go to Programs and Features and see if something has been previously installed in the background. Also I would check all applications and remove unnecessary and unnecessary.

Download and install the CCleaner program:

  • Doing “I’m going cleaning”.
  • Further “standard cleaning”.
  • I correct errors in the “Registry”: “Search for problems”. “Fix selected” (before These, highlighting all).
  • Go to “Tools”. “Start” (Startup). Click on the first column “Enabled” to see which programs start with “Windows”. Sometimes viruses or malware can get there. You need to carefully review all applications and disable unnecessary, unnecessary and most importantly suspicious. Just be careful. don’t disable the standard driver for your sound card.

At the very end, restart the laptop. If the sound disappears, it is not from the speakers or it wheezes, does not work correctly, and all the previous steps did not work, then there is only one thing left. to perform “System Restore”. Press the “Start” menu, enter this name in the search term and launch the function.

Further, there is nothing complicated, just follow the instructions. At a certain step, you will need to select the earliest restore point.

Check speaker settings

  • Right click on the sound icon in the lower right corner of the desktop and select “Open Sound Options”.

Open “Sound Control Panel” from the right column of the window.

Under the Playback tab, make sure there is a green check mark on the speaker. This means your speakers are the default playback device.

If your speakers are not set by default, this is undoubtedly your problem. To fix, just click on them, click Set as default, then click OK and check if you have sound.

If your speakers are set as the default playback device and you still cannot hear audio, you should experiment with different audio formats. To do this, click on Speakers, then Properties.

Click the Advanced tab and under Default Format select a different sample rate and bit depth, then click Test. Repeat this process until you find a suitable format, then click OK. If you have not found a suitable format, go to the method below.

Solution. there is sound on a Windows 10 computer

One of the most common problems with Windows 10 is no sound. Especially right after upgrading from a previous version of Windows. So if you are experiencing this problem, rest assured you are not alone. importantly, it is usually quite easy to solve.

Here are three easy fixes you can try. You don’t have to try all of them. Just start at the top of the list and work your way down.

Update your audio driver

If experimenting with different sound formats and uninstalling the audio driver didn’t bring your sound back on Windows 10, then you are most likely using the wrong audio driver.

There are two ways to get the correct audio driver: manually or automatically.

Manual Driver Update. You can update the audio driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website and searching for the most recent version of the correct driver for your sound card and your Windows 10 variant.

To update drivers automatically

  • Download and install DriverHub software.
  • Run the program.
  • Click the Find Now button.
  • Upon completion of scanning, click “Install”.
  • Restart your computer and check if you have sound.

    Check cable and volume

    If you can NOT hear sound from external audio devices such as speakers and headphones, you can check if their cable is damaged. You can connect them to a second computer and see if they work on another computer. If they work on a different computer, the problem is probably not With the cable.

    If your audio device has been disabled, you will NOT hear sound from it. Check if the speaker or headphones are accidentally disconnected.

    Remove audio driver

    If your sound driver has been somehow removed, damaged, or made incompatible with Windows 10, you will NOT be able to hear sound from your speakers. (This happens quite often after upgrading to Windows 10 from an earlier version of Windows.)

    The easiest way to check if this happened is to uninstall the audio driver:

      Open Device Manager, press the X logo key at the same time. To select Device Manager.

    In Device Manager expand Sound, video game devices, Right click on the sound card and select “Uninstall device”.

  • If you are asked to confirm removal, check the box next to “Remove driver software for this device” and click “OK”.
  • Restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved. If it is not, go to the method below.
  • Disable sound enhancements

    Sound enhancements can cause audio problems. To fix sound problems in Windows 10, you can try disabling sound enhancements.

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    To do this, follow these steps:

    • Open the control panel.
    • View mode. small icons, select Sound.
  • Select one device as default and select Properties.
  • On the Extensions tab, select the Disable all extensions check box. Either uncheck all checkboxes Then press OK.
  • Check if the sound issue is resolved.
  • Restart audio services

    Follow these steps to restart audio services.

      Press the R logo key at the same time and type services.Msc.

    Right click on Windows Audio service and select “restart”.

  • Restart your computer and check if the problem is resolved.
  • We hope that one of THESE methods will solve your sound problem on Windows 10. Please feel free to leave your comment below if you have any questions.

    What to do if there is no sound on a laptop?

    It will be very useful for you to read this article, especially if you have sound on your laptop.

    Cases of his disappearance are different, let’s analyze each of them:

    Cannot hear anything from headphones or laptop speakers.

    By all indications of the system’s operation, the audio file is played, but not heard.

    Music playback stops suddenly.

    Sound skips or interrupts at certain playback locations.

    Interference is heard.

    The laptop stops responding when trying to play a sound file.

    System reboots when opening audio files.

    An error message appears.

    Let’s look at an example of solving similar problems on an Asus laptop. On computers of second manufacturers, the work will be similar.

    So, there is sound on the Asus laptop.

    In the event that you are trying to play a CD or audio file from a flash card and do NOT hear anything, try changing the playback source.

    If there is sound on the laptop when playing a file in the laptop‘s memory, try playing system melodies.

    And they are NOT audible?

    Check the speaker volume. To do this, run: Start. All programs. Standard. Entertainment. Volume.

    In the window that appears, the checkbox “Off. All ”should be removed. Set the maximum value in the columns “Volume”, “Sound”, “Synthesizer” and “Laser”, balance Adjust everywhere in the center.

    Sun sound in a laptop? We continue!

    Checking the speaker connections

    If there is a cable in the speakers, it is necessary to check the reliability and correctness of its connection to the battery (as a rule, this is an outlet).

    See if the speakers are connected correctly to the laptop itself.

    Make sure the speakers are connected to each other.

    Check speaker volume.

    Still have sound on your laptop? We do the following.

    Configuring Windows to use an audio device

    Check if the hardware is turned on. Device Manager. Sound, game and video devices. Properties. In the field “Sound device” the item “This device is turned on (in use)” must be selected. Reboot the system.

    Check that your hardware is exactly the one that the laptop uses by default.

    Check the system settings to use its features. Device Manager. Sound, game and video devices. Sound device icon. Properties. Audio devices. Properties. Use audio functions of this device. OK. Reboot the system.

    Sun sound on the laptop and in this case?

    Check if the drivers are installed.

    Device Manager. Sound, game and video devices. Check if your equipment is mapped in the list that appears. If displays, then using the right mouse button to open the context menu and select “Properties”. On the Driver tab, check the value of the Vendor, Development Date, and Version fields. An empty field “Digital signature” can also be a prerequisite for silence.

    The sound still did not appear?

    Checking for a hardware conflict in the system.

    Device Manager. Sound, game and video devices. Pay attention to the presence of an exclamation mark (!) In the yellow circle next to the name of your equipment. If available, go to the troubleshooting options and select “I want to resolve a laptop hardware conflict”.

    Red mark in the form “x” (X) indicates that the device is currently disabled.

    Sun sound on laptop?

    Checking system and audio device compatibility.

    In order to find out if the laptop system supports an audio device, you need to view the list of compatible hardware.

    These are the basic steps you need to follow to troubleshoot sound problems with your laptop. Following these instructions is NOT more difficult than typing in an editor. So don’t rush to carry your laptop to the service, you will succeed anyway!

    Installing Windows 10 Sound Card Drivers

    Very often incorrectly working sound, the fact that it wheezes and hiss, and many other audio problems are caused by incorrect sound card drivers for Windows 10.

    At the same time, in my experience, most users in such situations are sure that everything is in order with the drivers, since:

    • The device manager writes that the driver does not need to be updated (and this only says that Windows 10 cannot offer another driver, and not that everything is in order).
    • The last driver was successfully installed with the introduction of a driver pack or some program to update drivers (same as in the previous case).

    In both cases, the user often turns out to be wrong and a simple manual installation of the official driver from the laptop manufacturer’s website (even if there are drivers only for Windows 7 and 8) or the motherboard (if you have a PC) allows you to fix everything.

    For more details on all aspects of installing the required sound card driver in Windows 10, see a separate article: Sound disappeared in Windows 10 (it is also suitable for the situation considered here, when it did not disappear, but does not play as needed).

    Setting up the playback device

    If you select your default device in the list of playback devices and click the “setup” button from the left to the bottom, a playback settings wizard will open, the options of which may differ depending on the sound card of your computer.

    Try to set up Based on what kind of equipment (speakers) you have, choosing two-channel audio if possible and no additional processing tools. You can try the setting several times with different parameters. sometimes it helps to bring the reproduced sound to the state that was in the appearance of the problem.

    Disable audio effects and advanced audio

    The first thing to try when the described problems with sound appear in Windows 10 is to try to disable all the “enhancements” and effects for the reproduced audio, they can lead to distortion.

    • Open the list of Windows 10 audio recording and playback devices. Different versions of Windows 10 do this slightly differently. All relevant methods in the material: How to open recording and playback devices Windows 10.
    • Select the default playback device. And at the same time Make sure that the correct device is selected as it (for example, speakers or headphones), and not some other (for example, a software-created virtual audio device, which in itself can lead to distortion. In this case, just click right-click on the device you need and select the “Use as default” menu item. perhaps this will already solve the problem).
    • Click the Properties button.
    • On the “Advanced” tab, disable the “Enable additional sound tools” item (if there is such an item). Also, if you have (may not be) the “Additional features” tab, check the “Disable all effects” item on it and apply the settings.

    After that, you can check if the audio playback on your laptop or computer has returned to normal, or the sound is still hissing and wheezing.

    Sound hiss and wheezes in Windows 10. how to fix

    One of the most common user problems is sound distortion in Windows 10: the sound on a laptop or computer hiss, wheezes, crackles or is very quiet. As a rule, this can occur after reinstalling the OS or its updated, although other options are NOT excluded (for example, after installing Some programs for working with sound).

    In this manual. ways to fix Windows 10 sound problems related to its incorrect playback: extraneous noise, wheezing, squeak and similar things.

    Possible solutions to the problem, step by step considered in the manual:

    Note: before proceeding, and not neglecting to check the connection of the playback device. if you have a PC or laptop with separate audio system (s), try disconnecting the speakers from the sound card connector and reconnecting, and if the audio cables from the speakers are also connected and disconnected. reconnect them too. If possible, check playback from another source (for example, from a phone). if the sound from it continues to wheeze and hiss, the problem seems to be in the cables or speakers.

    Disable sound card exclusive in Windows 10

    Sometimes in Windows 10, even with the “native” drivers for the sound card, the sound may not be played correctly when the exclusive mode is enabled (it can be enabled and disabled there, on the “Advanced” tab in the playback device properties).

    Try disabling the exclusive mode options for the playback device, apply the settings and check again if the sound quality is restored, or it still plays with extraneous noise or other defects.

    Windows 10 Communication Settings That May Create Sound Problems

    In Windows 10, by default, options are enabled that mute the sounds played on a computer or laptop when talking on the phone, in instant messengers, etc.

    Sometimes these parameters do not work correctly, and this may result in the fact that the volume is always low or you hear poor sound when playing audio.

    Try to turn off the volume decrease during the conversation, set the value “No action required” and apply the settings. This can be done on the “Communication” tab in the sound parameters window (you can get into it by right-clicking on the speaker icon in the notification area or through the “Control Panel”. “Sound”).

    Audio playback format

    If the previous option did not help, then try the following: in the same way as in steps 1-3 of the previous method, go to the properties of the Windows 10 playback device, and then open the “Advanced” tab.

    Pay attention to the section “Default format”. Try to set 16 bit, 44100 Hz and apply the settings: this format is supported by almost all sound cards (except, maybe, those that are more than 10-15 years old) and, if the matter is in an unsupported playback format, then changing this option can help fix the problem with sound reproduction.

    Additional Information

    In conclusion, there are several additional, rather than frequent, but possible scenarios of problems with sound reproduction, most often expressed in the fact that it wheezes or plays intermittently:

    • If Windows 10 not only plays the sound incorrectly, but also slows down itself, the mouse pointer freezes, other similar things happen. the case may be in viruses, malfunctioning programs (for example, two antiviruses can cause this), incorrect device drivers (not only sound). faulty equipment. Perhaps the instruction “Slows down Windows 10. what to do?”.
    • If the sound is interrupted when working in a virtual machine, an Android emulator (or another), as a rule, nothing can be done here. just a feature of working in virtual environments on specific hardware and with the implementation of specific virtual machines.

    This concludes. If you have additional solutions or situations not covered above, your comments below may be helpful.

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