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How to fix no audio output device is installed windows 10

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Sometime in Windows 10/8.1/7 volume gets muted automatically. And when you click over the sound icon it display “No Audio Output Device is installed” Or no audio output device is enabled . Most commonly After upgrade to Windows 10 Most of users found a recurring problem with sound no audio output device is installed. Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 has brought its own share of inherent bugs. Installation problems and post-update issues including the annoying no audio output device is installed windows 10 issue. If your PC also having the issue after you upgrade to Windows 10. Then the sound driver most probably is removed, corrupted, or incompatible with Windows 10.

Whenever the speaker icon in the taskbar shows a red, cross mark on it, it means your audio adapter (card) is not working anymore. Once you move the cursor over the icon, you will get the message “No audio output device is installed”.

This problem occurs due to a number of reasons. However, 90% of the times, this problem is triggered due to system upgrade and resulting hardware or software malfunction. When users upgrade their systems, the drivers stop working due to their lack of compatibility. If you are suffering from this type of issue and want to fix “no audio output device is installed windows 10” error then here we have complete information to over this error.

Audio and sound driver errors can occur due to many reasons. 

  • Outdated sound driver
  • Missing sound driver
  • Incompatible sound driver
  • Corrupt sound driver
  • Faulty Audio Card

Fix no audio output device is installed windows 10

Restart Windows Audio Service.

Some times this error  no audio output device is installed occurs if the Windows audio service is stopped running or corrupted. Its better to check the service is running And  restart the Audio service. To Do This open Command prompt as administrator and type bellow commands one by one.  Note after type one command press enter to execute the command
First Type net stop audiosrv To Stop the Audio Service
Now Type net stop AudioEndpointBuilder To Stop the Audio End PointBuilder Service.
Agani Type net start audiosr And net start AudioEndpointBuilder To Restart Both Services.

Restart windows audio services

Now check the problem no audio output device is installed windows 10 is solved. if not solved fallow the next steps.

Use The Windows Audio Troubleshooter

Follow these steps to start Audio Troubleshooter.

Right click on the Speaker Icon, a pop up will appear. Click Troubleshoot sound problems.

Troubleshoot sound problems

The audio troubleshooter will look for the issues and display the results once the search is completed.

Play any audio file to check for sound. If there is sound your issue is resolved. Otherwise, click Explore additional options and proceed accordingly.

Roll Back and install generic audio Driver 

If you face the Audio issue After upgrade to windows 10. you can try to simply roll it back to the last good configuration. Right-click the Start button, select Device Manager, and right-click your sound driver, select Properties, and browse to the Driver tab. Press the Roll Back Driver option if available, and Windows 10 will begin the process.
Roll Back Audio Driver

Reinstall audio driver

Open Device Manager, right-click (or tap and hold) the audio driver, and select Uninstall. Restart your device and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver. And if that didn’t work, try using the generic audio driver that comes with Windows.

Here’s how:

Open Device Manager, right-click (or tap and hold) your audio driver > Update driver software > Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

let me pick device driver on my computer

select High Definition Audio Device, select Next, and follow the instructions to install it.

After Install once Restart windows and check problem fixedThat’s it. Your computer speakers should now be able to play sound normally. If the sound is still not working, then try downloading and installing the latest sound card drivers for Windows 10 from the manufacturer’s website.

Change the bit rate in Play Back Devices

Right-click the sound icon in the taskbar, at the bottom right of the screen. Select Playback Devices from the menu.

select play back device on task bar sound

Choose the current playback device (by-default, it’s set to speakers). And double-click on it to open its properties. Now Go to Advanced tab and change the bit rate to either, 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz, depending on your speaker configuration.
change bit rate on play back device to fix audio problems

After this check the sound issues resolved on your Windows 10 computer.

Change Different Sound Card 

If you still having a problem even after trying windows reinstallation then its 100% a hardware fault. Try with a new sound card to your system and check. This time your problem get solved.
sound card for desktop

These Are some best Tips to Fix no audio output device is installed windows 10 problem. Share your experience about this post, and let us know which step worked for you.

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