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Fix Windows 10 sound problem After Install Windows update (Version 1803)

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Having no sound from your computer’s or laptop’s speaker is a common problem. And most of this issue came from a faulty audio cable, Missing or Corrupt sound driver, or a misconfigured windows driver setting. Computer hardware and operating systems do not speak the same language. To communicate, they need a mediator- and this job is done by drivers. And a sound driver is a software program that helps your operating system communicate with your sound card. Most of the time Windows 10 sound problem arise due to driver related issues. Getting windows 10 audio sound problem, windows 10 audio service is not enabled Error and looking for how to fix windows 10 audio service is not enabled Here follow below.

And Recently Number of users reported windows 10 sound problem started After Install April 2018 update. And other users found this problem due to faulty Sound device, outdated installed audio drier or some misconfiguration on audio settings. If you are also having windows 10 sound problem after you upgrade to Windows 10 or install latest windows update. The sound driver most probably is removed, corrupted, or incompatible with Windows 10.




Audio and sound driver errors can occur due to many reasons. The most common reasons are:
  • Outdated sound driver
  • Missing sound driver
  • Incompatible sound driver
  • Corrupt sound driver
  • Faulty Audio Card

Fix windows 10 sound problem

Mostly After installing Recent updates users Notice No Audio Problem on Windows computers. And The Main Reason for that is The Audio Driver is Corrupted or maybe not Compatible with the current windows version. If you are also suffering from the same problem don’t worry. Here are the ways you can fix Windows 10 audio issues to remove the dreaded sound of silence.

Basic Troubleshooting: Check cables and Check Your Sound Settings

Check your speaker and headphone connections for loose cables or the wrong jack.

New PCs these days are equipped with 3 or more jacks including,

  • microphone jack
  • line-in jack
  • line-out jack.



These jacks connect to a sound processor. So make sure your speakers are plugged in to the line-out jack. If unsure which is the right jack, try plugging speakers in to each of the jacks and see it produces any sound.

  • Check your power and volume levels, and try turning all the volume controls up.
  • Some speakers and apps have their own volume controls, and you might have to check them all.
  • Try connecting using a different USB port.
  • Remember that your speakers probably won’t work when headphones are plugged in.
  • Check the Speakers and headphones cables are connected properly

Restart Windows Audio Service

To Do This open Command prompt as administrator and type below commands one by one.

First Type net stop audiosrv to stop the windows audio service.

Next Type net stop AudioEndpointBuilder to Stop the Audio EndpointBuilder Service.

Again Type net start audiosrv to restart the Audio Service

And net start AudioEndpointBuildert to Restart the Audio EndpointBuilder Service.

Also you can use windows service to restart the audio service, To do this Press windows + R, type services.msc and ok to open windows services. Here scroll down and look for Windows audio service. If its running Simply right click and select restart.  In case if it’s not running double click on the Audio service to get its properties. Here change the startup type automatic and start the service. Do the same with AudioEndpointBuildert. That’s all Close services windows and check the problem solved. if not solved fallow the next steps.

Start Windows Audio service
Start Windows Audio service

Set As Default Device

If you’re connecting to an audio device using USB or HDMI, you might need to set that device as the default. To Do this  Type Sound on Open Start, select it from the list of results, then on the Playback tab, select a device, then Set Default.

Set as default device
Set as default device

Update, Roll Back or Re-Install Audio Drivers

Click on Start menu Search type Device Manager, and select it from the list of results. when the Device Manager opens you will see all installed drivers list. Now Look For the Sound, video, and game controllers, select your sound card, open it, select the Driver tab, and select Update Driver.

update sound driver
update sound driver

If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, look for one on the device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions.

Roll Back 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.

If that didn’t work, try this: Uninstall your 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.




Install generic audio driver in windows 10

After Install once Restart windows and check problem fixed if not fallow next step.

Try Inbuilt Audio Troubleshooting Tool

After performing Above Methods still problem not solved then. You can use the in-build Audio Troubleshooting tool which helps the internal problems. Windows Open Troubleshooting tool from windows control panel view by small icons and select Troubleshooting now on left side select view all.

Windows Audio Troubleshooting Tool
Windows Audio Troubleshooting Tool

Now select playing Audio, This will popup a new Troubleshooting window. Here click on Advanced and tick on apply repairs automatically. Now click next this will check for audio problems if found any thing fix itself.

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.

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.

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

Turn off audio enhancement

Go to Start, enter Sound, and select Sound Control Panel from the list of results. On the Playback tab, right-click (or tap and hold) the Default Device and select Properties. On the Enhancements tab, select the Disable all enhancements checkbox and try to play your audio device.

Turn off audio enhancement
Turn off audio enhancement

If that doesn’t work, select Cancel and, on the Playback tab, select another default device (if you have one). Select the Disable all enhancements check box, and try to play audio again. Do this for each default device.

Try different audio formats

Go to Start, enter Sound, and select Sound Control Panel from the list of results. On the Playback tab, right-click (or tap and hold) the Default Device, and then select Properties.
On the Advanced tab, under Default Format, change the setting, and then retest your audio device. If that doesn’t work, try changing the setting again.

These are some best working solutions to fix windows 10 sound problem after upgrade, windows 10 audio service is not enabled,  or install anniversary update. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below. Also Read Fix Unknown Hard Error on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 (5 Working Solutions).

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