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 are not working properly, with the error message keeping reminding them of it.
The issues are probably caused by outdated or faulty drivers. And updating drivers usually does the trick. Here are two ways you can try to get the latest correct driver for your audio device.
Try these fixes:
Option 1 – Update your audio device driver manually
You can firstly try to update the driver for your audio device 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.
- Find your audio device and right-click on it, then select Update driver.
- Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
Then Windows will detect the latest driver software for your device. Just follow the on-screen instructions.
EITHER go to the manufacturer’s website of your audio device, find the exact driver for your device, and install it on your Windows PC.
You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your driver this way, because you need to find exactly the right driver online which should be compatible with your Windows OS, then download it and install it step by step.
OR you can try Option 2 to let Driver Easy automatically solve the problem for you.
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the audio device driver manually, you can 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.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
- 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 driver to to automatically download the correct version of it, 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, and you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
- After updating the driver(s), restart your PC to see if you’ve got rid of the error message and your audio device is working properly.