Sound Keeps Cutting Out on Windows 10 [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Sound Issues Tags: audiosoundvolume

Many Windows 10 users have reported saying that their sound cut in and out so rapidly that they can’t even finish watching a video on YouTube. 

If you’re also bothering by this annoying issue, calm down please. We’ve found some effective ways that are going to fix the problem for you. 

Read on and follow the easy-doing images below! 

Option 1: Update the correct audio driver

Option 2: Change Sound Enhancement Settings

Option 3: Change Speaker Settings

Option 1: Update the correct audio driver

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager

2) Locate and expand category Sound, video and game controllers. Then right click the audio device driver that you have and choose Update driver

3) Choose Browse my computer for driver software

4) Then choose Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer

5) Make sure the box for Show compatible hardware it TICKED. Then choose High Definition Audio Device from the list, and hit Next to continue. 

You will see the warning asking you whether you want to go on with the install, click Yes to continue. 

6) Restart your computer when the install finishes.  

Your sound problem is probably being caused by driver issues. The steps above may resolve it, but if they don’t, or you’re not confident playing around with drivers 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): 

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged audio driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (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Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 

 

Option 2: Change Sound Enhancement Settings

1) Right-click the sound icon on the bottom right corner and choose Sounds

2) Navigate to Communications tab. Then choose Do nothing and click Apply and OK to save the change. 

3) Navigate to Playback tab. Right click your default sound device here and choose Properties

4) Navigate to Enhancements tab, then tick the box for Disable all sound effects. Then click OK to save the change. 

Option 3: Change Speaker Settings

1) Right click the sound icon on the bottom right corner and choose Sounds

2) Go to Playback tab, then select your default audio device and choose Configure

3) Click Next to move forward from the sound test. 

4) Un-tick the box for Front left and right and then hit Next

5) Click Finish to end the configuration. 

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