How To Troubleshoot No Sound On Windows 11

When using a Windows 11 PC, there may be a problem that there is no sound from the speaker.

In addition, there are cases where there is no sound suddenly even though there was sound until now, and there are cases where only certain apps do not make a sound.

This article will explain what to do when there is no sound / suddenly no sound from the speaker on a Windows 11 PC. The content of the countermeasure is assumed to be an internal/external speaker.

Method 1: Check the volume setting

There may be cases where there is no sound from the speakers because the volume setting of Windows is low or muted.

Therefore, check the volume setting of Windows, and if it is muted, turn it off and turn up the volume. Follow the procedure below to check the volume setting and increase the volume setting.

  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. Make sure you have selected System in the left pane.
  3. Click Sound in the right pane.
  4. Drag the “Volume” slider in the right pane to the right to increase the volume.

If the volume speaker icon is muted, click it to unmute it.

After unmuting the volume of Windows and increasing the volume, check if the SoundSound comes out normally from the speaker.

If you are using external speakers, make sure that the speaker volume control knobs are not turned down.

Method 2: Change the audio output destination

There may be cases where there is no sound from the speakers because the audio output destination of Windows is other than the speakers.

Therefore, check the audio output destination, and if it is not a speaker, change it to a speaker. To change the audio output destination, follow the procedure below.

  1. Click the “speaker icon” on the right side of the taskbar.
  2. Click “>” on the right side of the volume slider.
  3. A list of output destinations will be displayed, so select “Speaker name“.
  4. After changing the output destination, click “<” on the upper left to return to the previous screen and drag the slider to adjust the volume.

With the above procedure, you can change the audio output destination. If you change the output destination, check if the SoundSound comes out by playing music.

Method 3: Check the speaker connection

If you are using external speakers, there may be cases where there is no sound due to a problem with the speaker connection.

Therefore, check the following items to see if the speakers are properly connected to your PC.

For wired speakers:

  • Make sure that the speaker cable is firmly inserted into the speaker terminal (green) of your PC.

For Bluetooth speakers:

  • Make sure your PC and Bluetooth speakers are paired. The procedure for pairing is as follows.
  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. Click Bluetooth & Devices in the left pane.
  3. Click Devices in the right pane.
  4. Click Add Device in the right pane.
  • If you see a Bluetooth speaker in the audio list, pairing is complete.

Select “Bluetooth” and follow the instructions to complete the pairing.

After confirming the speaker connection, play music again and check if the speaker is producing SoundSound.

Method 4: Enable the speaker and set it to the default

There may be cases where there is no sound because the speaker’s sound device is disabled or not set to the default.

Therefore, making sure that the speaker’s sound device is enabled and set to the default sound device may solve the problem.

Follow the steps below to enable the speaker and set it as the default device.

  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. Make sure you have selected System in the left pane.
  3. Click Sound in the right pane.
  4. Select “Speaker” in the list of outputs.
  5. If you see an Allow button for general audio, click it to enable the device.

If you see the Do Not Allow button, the device is already enabled, and you should skip this step.

If the general “Set as default sound device” shows “Not used as the default“, click it to change it to “Use as default for audio“.

You can enable the speaker and set it as the default device with the above procedure. After changing the settings, make sure that the speakers are producing SoundSound.

Method 5: Turn off audio correction

Due to the audio correction function of Windows, there may be a problem that the speaker does not output SoundSound correctly.

Therefore, if the audio correction feature is enabled, disabling it may resolve the issue. To disable the audio correction function, follow the procedure below.

  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. Make sure you have selected System in the left pane.
  3. Click SoundSound in the right pane.
  4. Select “Speaker” in the list of outputs.
  5. Toggle the “Audio Correction” switch to “Off“.

With the above procedure, you can disable the audio correction function. If you can disable the feature, check if the speaker is producing SoundSound.

Method 6: Restart your PC

There may be cases where there is no sound from the speakers due to a temporary malfunction in the Windows system or driver.

Temporary system and driver problems are often resolved by restarting your PC.

Therefore, restart your PC once and see if the speaker problem is resolved. To restart your PC, click “Windows Mark” and select “Power Icon” >> “Restart“.

After restarting your PC, play music and see if you can hear any sound. If restarting your PC does not help, proceed to the next action.

Method 7: Check the sound settings of the app

If there is no sound from the speakers in a particular application, there may be a problem with the application’s sound settings.

Therefore, check the volume mixer and application sound settings for problems.

Check the volume mixer settings:

  1. Make the app that makes no Sound start.
  2. Right-click the “Speaker Icon” on the right side of the taskbar and select “Open Volume Mixer“.
  3. In the list of app items, if the volume of the slider of the app that does not produce SoundSound is low, drag it to the right to increase it.

Check application sound settings:

  • Open the settings of the app and check if “Volume” is “Maximum” and “Output destination” is “Speaker” in the sound item. Since the method of changing the sound setting differs depending on the application, please refer to the help page etc. and change it.

After changing the sound settings of the volume mixer or application, make sure that the speakers are producing SoundSound.

Method 8: Troubleshoot audio

Windows is equipped with a troubleshooting tool that automatically repairs audio playback problems, including speakers.

Therefore, troubleshooting audio playback may resolve speaker issues. To run the troubleshooting tool, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. Make sure you have selected System in the left pane.
  3. Click Troubleshoot in the right pane.
  4. Click “More Troubleshooting Tools“.
  5. Click the “Run” button for “Play Audio” from the list.
  6. When the troubleshooting tool starts, follow the instructions to correct the settings.

After troubleshooting the audio playback, make sure the speakers are sounding properly.

Method 9: Run Windows Update

It is possible that the speaker does not produce SoundSound normally due to an old version of Windows and a malfunction in the System or driver.

Therefore, running Windows Update to bring Windows up to date may resolve the issue. Follow the steps below to run Windows Update.

  1. Right-click on “Windows Mark” and select “Settings“.
  2. When the settings window opens, select “Windows Update” in the left pane.
  3. Click Check for Updates in the right pane.
  4. When “Download” or “Install” is displayed, click it to proceed with the update.

After running Windows Update to update Windows, make sure you hear SoundSound from your speakers after restarting your PC.

Method 10: Update the audio driver

There may be cases where the speaker does not produce SoundSound due to an old and incompatible version of the speaker’s audio driver.

Therefore, updating the speaker audio driver to the latest version may resolve the issue. Follow the steps below to update the audio driver.

  1. Right-click on Windows Mark and select Device Manager.
  2. When Device Manager launches, expand the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers tree.
  3. Right-click on Sound Driver Name and select Update Driver.
  4. Click “Search for drivers automatically“.
  5. If a new driver is found, it will be installed automatically.

After updating the audio driver, make sure you can hear SoundSound from your speakers.

Suppose the audio driver could not be updated. In that case, you may be able to fix the problem by downloading the latest driver from the product page on your PC or sound device manufacturer’s site and installing it manually.

For Realtek audio driver

If you are using the Realtek audio driver, some users have reported that updating to the Microsoft standard audio driver will fix the problem.

To update your Realtek audio driver to a standard Microsoft audio driver, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on Windows Mark and select Device Manager.
  2. When Device Manager opens, double-click the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers tree to expand it.
  3. Right-click Realtek High Definition Audio Driver in the tree and select Update Driver.
  4. Click “Browse my computer for drivers“.
  5. Click Select a list of available drivers on your computer.
  6. Select High Definition Audio Device in the list of models and click Next.

If you can’t find the above driver, uncheck “Compatible Hardware” and select “Microsoft“-> Model “High Definition Audio Device” by the manufacturer.

  1. Click Yes when the driver update warning dialog appears.
  2. Click Close when the driver installation is complete and restart your PC.

After updating the Microsoft standard audio driver, restart your PC and see if the speakers start producing SoundSound.

Method 11: Restart the audio service

There may be cases where there is no sound from the speakers due to a problem with the Windows audio service.

Therefore, restarting the Windows audio service may resolve the issue.

To restart the Windows audio service, follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click on Windows Mark and select Run.
  2. Enter services.MSC as the name and click OK.
  3. Find the following service list, right-click and select “Restart” in the list of services.
  • Windows Audio
  • Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

Restart all the above services using the same procedure.

After restarting the audio service, check that the speakers are producing SoundSound normally.

Method 12: Check if the speaker is out of order

If all else fails, the speaker may be physically defective. If you are using an external speaker, connect the external speaker to another PC and check if there is SoundSound in the same way. If there is no sound from the speakers on another PC, the speaker may be defective, and you should consider replacing it with another speaker.

In the case of the built-in speaker, the speaker may break down due to dropping the PC or submerging it in water. If you suspect a speaker failure, ask your PC manufacturer for diagnosis and repair.

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