Windows 10: Audio Stopped working after updating windows

Discus and support Audio Stopped working after updating windows in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; After I updated Windows 10 on my PC, a cumulative update for 1809, my audio stopped working. I use a headset for my default audio device. I have tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Ben L. 243, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Audio Stopped working after updating windows


    After I updated Windows 10 on my PC, a cumulative update for 1809, my audio stopped working. I use a headset for my default audio device. I have tried multiple solutions all of which have failed. For example I reinstalled my audio driver, troubleshooted playable audio, changed default format, and disabled and re enabled my audio driver and headset via the device manager. I even tried out a pair of earbuds and they didn't work either my guess is that there is something wrong with my audio driver or the windows update messed it up but I am not 100% sure.

    :)
     
    Ben L. 243, Mar 14, 2019
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  2. audio stopped working, windows 10

    upgraded to windows 10 by reservation few days ago... compatibility test result was fine... audio stopped working all of a sudden... tried upgrading the driver software in device manager
    but in vain... also tried these methods suggested by Microsoft help community... but the audio is still not working, neither speakers nor headphones

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to run the Playing Audio troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click on Playing Audio.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    • Check if issue persists.


    Method 2:

    If there no updated drivers available on the computer manufacturer’s website, then try installing it in compatibility mode. Compatibility mode runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows. Follow these steps to install the drivers
    in compatibility mode and check if that helps.

    • Download the audio driver from the manufacturer’s website.
    • Right-click on the driver setup file and click on ‘Properties’.
    • Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab and check the box ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and select Windows 8/8.1 operating system from the drop down menu and proceed with the installation. Once this is done,
      restart the computer and check if the issue persists
     
    gomo_vivek, Mar 14, 2019
    #2
  3. After I installed the updates KB3176936, KB3176934, and KB3176495, the audio stopped working

    I'm facing a problem after I installed the updates KB3176936, KB3176934, and KB3176495, the audio stopped working.

    I contact Dell's support and together we tried to:

    • Update the driver
    • Reinstall the driver
    • Uninstall the driver to use windows suggested drivers.
    • Remove the drivers to use the microsoft drivers.
    • Run sfc
    • Run Dell Assist Tools
    • Run Driver updates tools
    • Uninstalled the Windows updates.

    None fixed the problem.

    During the RCA I restored my computer 3 times and the issue is not on the sound card, since when I restore the system it works.

    I'd like to know what would be the next steps.

    Is Microsft release a patch for the update that is breaking the audio?
     
    Diego Vivo, Mar 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Audio Stopped working after updating windows

    Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As the above description is not clear, do let us know the following to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the exactly issue you are facing with audio and how exactly are you trying to access it?
    • What exactly do you mean by: Have windows 10, and suddenly my audio stopped?
    • Have you made any changes to the operating system, prior to this issue?

    I suggest you to install all the pending updates and audio drivers and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update the audio drivers from Device Manager and check.

    Steps:


    • Right click on the Start
      button from the desktop and select Device Manager.

    • Expand Audio inputs and outputs, right click on
      High Definition Audio Device and click on Update driver software.

    • Also, try to search for the drivers with the help of model number of your computer from the Manufacturer’s website and install them.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates after upgrade to Windows 10.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
      updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to help you accordingly.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 14, 2019
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