“My computer has no sound” this is one of the problems which every user has felt in once or a while. This may happen if you changed from one to other operating system or it may be because of some new hardware you installed recently. Or it may be the new program you installed recently is causing all the trouble. These are the few things that may be flooding through your mind while you are struggling to retrieve your sound back. First try to track the cause of the missing audio. It may be possible that some driver might be missing or have got corrupted. Check if the hardware drivers are working correctly or not.
Check for volume controls and speakers
- Check if you have accidently muted your computer or your system volume is kept at minimum level. This is quite simple isn’t it but sometimes simple things may be the reason for the problem. This has happened with one of my friend who was pulling his hairs out of frustration and the answer was just in front of him. Check for the mixer option it lies below the volume control. Check if volume has been enabled for the headphones and speakers.
- Check for the speakers if they are connected properly or not. Search for change sound card settings in the start button search and open it. In playback tab check if all your device is plugged in or not. If it shows red mark then there is some problem with your hardware. Check if all connections are intact and also check the system with other hardware.
Use Microsoft sound playback troubleshooter
- If you are still not getting any sound from your system, then go to Microsoft’s help and how to section and look for the sound playback troubleshooter or you can follow the link here.
- Once you have reached the site click on the Microsoft fix it button. The file will start to download, from the download file dialogue box click on the Run to execute the file and follow the setup process.
Look if you might be missing an audio codec or sound card driver
- If there is a problem in sound playing with some of the devices but does not recognize other devices. Then it is possible that you need audio codec. In that case you will need to look for the audio codecs. For audio codec you can visit moviecodec.
- If the problem still persists, then it may be possible that you are missing sound card drivers. Drivers are those files which helps your operating system to coordinate with the specific hardware.
- To look for this situation, go to start button search and type devmgmt.msc and press enter.
- Look for “Sound, video and game controllers” and expand them. Now look for your sound card or if you see any yellow mark then you may be missing some drivers.
- In case of missing drivers, look for the model number of your sound card and visit your manufacturer’s website and download the required drivers.