DTS Audio is unavailable for the specified audio device [SOLVED]
Since the latest version of Windows 10 update, some users have encountered the DTS Audio is unavailable for the specified audio device error message after each Windows startup. For some of them, their audio devices seem to be working but the error message somehow pops up after each boot up. For others, their audio devices aren’t working properly, with the error message keeping reminding them of it.
If you experience this problem, I suggest you update your audio driver, as the problem is probably being caused by an outdated or faulty audio driver.
There are three ways to update your audio driver.
Option 1: Update your audio driver manually
You can update your audio driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose the driver that’s compatible with your exact audio device model and your version of Windows.
Once you’ve downloaded the correct driver for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.
You can also try updating your audio driver via Device Manager.
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand R key at the same time to invoke the Run box.
- Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
- Expand the Sound, video and game controllers entry.
- Right-click your audio device, then select Update driver.
- Click Search automatically for updated driver software. Then Windows will detect the needed driver online.
You can try Option 3 below to let Driver Easy automatically solve the problem for you.
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your audio driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Then Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to your audio device to to automatically download the correct version of its driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
- After updating the driver(s), restart your PC to see if the problem is resolved.
You’re welcome to leave a comment below to share your results or any other suggestions.