If you find the sound volume on your Windows computer is very low when you’re playing a game or watching a video, you must be frustrated. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. This post can help you to bring the sound back.
Before you start,
Make sure you’ve checked these
- Clean your speakers physically
- Check your speaker in another device
- Make sure you didn’t mute the sound
After checking, we’re pretty sure that the problem is not related to your device, then let’s take a look at the below methods.
Try these methods
There are 4 solutions for you to try. You don’t need to try them all, just work your way down till find the one that works for you.
- Use Audio Troubleshooter
- Disable audio enhancement
- Reinstall your audio driver
- Update your audio driver
Method 1: Use Audio Troubleshooter
Whenever you’re having problems with Windows system, the easiest method you can try is to run the Windows built-in troubleshooters. Windows 10 has built-in troubleshooters to diagnose and automatically fix common problems. There are many troubleshooters for different problems.
For the low sound volume issue, you can run Playing Audio troubleshooter to resolve the problem.
- Press the Windows logo key + I together to open the Settings.
- Click Update & Security.
- In the left pane, click Troubleshoot then click Playing Audio.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.
- Reboot your computer and check the problem is resolved or not.
Method 2: Disable audio enhancement
Audio enhancement packages are aimed to enhance your audio performance. But this feature sometimes causes problems with audio and sound. You can try disabling audio enhancements to solve the problem.
- In the right-bottom toolbar, right-click on the volume icon.
- Click Sounds.
- In the Playback tab, choose the device you’re using and click Properties.
- In the Enhancements tab, tick “Disable all sound effects“.
- Click Apply > OK.
- Check your problem is solved or not.
Follow the below steps to enable your disabled device.
- On the Playback window, right-click on the blank area and click Show Disabled Devices.
- When your device shows up, right-click on it and choose Enable.
- Then you can set it as the default device.
Method 3: Reinstall your audio driver
If it’s nothing wrong with the sound settings, then you can try uninstalling your sound card driver.
- Press the Windows logo key + R key together to open the Run box.
- Type devmgmt.msc. Then click OK to open Device Manager.
- Expand Sound, video and game controllers. Then right-click on your sound card’s name and click Uninstall device.
- Tick on Delete the driver software for this device. Then click Uninstall to confirm.
- Restart your PC to make the change take effect. Windows will automatically reinstall the sound driver for you now.
- Check if speakers work on your laptop now.
Method 4: Update your audio driver
One reason for the no sound problem is outdated drivers for your hardware devices. If Method 1 and Method 2 can’t fix it, it may be the outdated driver that causes the problem.
There are two ways you can get the right drivers: manually or automatically.
Download and install the driver manually – You can update your driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.
Automatically update drivers – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your device, and your Windows version, and it will download and install it correctly:
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the selected driver to automatically download the correct version of that 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.)
- Restart your computer and check the Anthem has sound or not.
We hope you find these techniques useful. You’re welcome to leave comments and questions below.