The sound working fine is a bit challenging on any of the computers you use. In case of Windows 11, it
gives you a lot of options to control your audio settings meaning to have even more ways to have them
If you want to reset your audio settings in Windows 10, you have a few options. Here’s how to do it.
Reset All Your Volume Levels
- Open the Settings app on your PC by pressing the Windows key + I, or by right-clicking the
Windows icon in your taskbar.
- In the System tab, click Sound.
- Scroll down to click Volume mixer.
- Scroll down to the bottom of this page, and click the Reset sound devices and volumes for all
apps to the recommended defaults button.
Update Or Reinstall Your PC’s Sound Driver:
- Right-click the Windows icon in your taskbar and select the Device Manager option.
- Scroll down to Sound, video, and game controllers and expand that menu.
- Find your main sound driver. It’ll be called Realtek(R) Audio on most PCs, but it might differ
depending on your setup.
- First, right-click the sound driver and pick Update driver. When you’re asked if you want to
Search automatically or Browse for updates, pick the automatic option.
- If that doesn’t work, right-click the sound driver again and click Uninstall device. When you’re
asked if you want to uninstall it, confirm.
- Restart your computer. As your computer turns on, it’ll reinstall the sound driver with all its
Restore Each Sound Device To Its Default Settings:
- Open the Settings app and click Sound, then scroll down to select More sound settings.
- This will open a new menu that lists out all your audio output and input devices. Right-click the
device you want to fix, and select Properties.
- In the pop-up that appears, click the Advanced tab, then click Restore Defaults at the bottom.
- If it’s available, also click the Spatial sound tab and click Restore Defaults there too.
Reset The Windows Audio Services:
- Click the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of your screen to open the Search menu, and type
- When the Services app appears in the results, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
- In the Services app, scroll far down until you find the Windows Audio and Windows Audio
Endpoint Builder options.
- In either order, right-click each of these services and select Restart.
- Once done, restart your computer.