Windows 10: Troubleshooting a sound problem deletes my audio driver!

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  1. Rickerz Win User

    Troubleshooting a sound problem deletes my audio driver!


    The MS genius stroke again, clobbered my hp desktop driver trying to fix an audio hick up, i suspect Windows Defender declared realtek driver as a threat so killed it. Did this happen to anyone? having similar BS from MS automatic trouble shooting? ending up with a deleted audio driver? Actually my core question is HOW effective is Windows 10 in automatically fixing any problem?

    :)
     
    Rickerz, Oct 25, 2018
    #1
  2. Amit(Kumar) Win User

    Sound Troubleshooter

    Hello,

    I request you to try the methods below:

    Method 1:

    Hardware Troubleshoot

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with Sound. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your Audio.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.
    • Run the playing Audio troubleshooter.

    Method 2:

    Sound problems can be caused by cables that aren't connected properly, damaged drivers, incompatible drivers, sound settings, missing updates, and problems with your sound card.

    I request you to follow the below steps:

    Step 1: Uninstall the Sound card Drivers

    • Press “Windows Logo” + “X” keys on the keyboard.
    • Click on “Device Manager” from that list.
    • Search for the Sound driver from the device list, right click on it and then select “Uninstall”. On the un-installation window, if you have an option: “Delete the driver software for this device” you may select that and then
      remove the corrupted drivers from the computer.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it and the restart the computer if prompted.
    • After the restart, please go ahead with the next steps to install the latest drivers and check if that resolves the issue.

    Update Driver Software from the Manufacturer’s website.

    Step 2: Go to the Computer or Sound Card manufacturer’s website and search for the latest Windows 10 drivers available for the Sound Card model and then install it by following the instructions given in the website.

    I also request you to follow the below article:

    Fix sound problems

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab01

    I hope this helps you. If you have any further query in future, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Amit(Kumar), Oct 25, 2018
    #2
  3. Santosh_Rai Win User
    multiple audio drivers causing sound problem

    Hi Shahriar,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    As per your query, I like to inform you that; uninstall a driver, might lead to device/features not work properly.

    I suggest you to try running audio troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Type Troubleshooting in the Search area on the taskbar and select
      Troubleshooting.

    • Select Hardware and Sound.

    • Select Playing Audio under
      Sound
      and follow the on screen.


    For more information, refer to the below link:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab01

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Oct 25, 2018
    #3
  4. Radney Dri Win User

    Troubleshooting a sound problem deletes my audio driver!

    Sound problem

    Hi,

    We need to investigate further so that we can identify the cause of the issue. We suggest running the Troubleshooter and see if it helps. Follow the steps below:

    • Type and select Troubleshooting on the Search bar/Cortana.
    • Click Hardware and Sound.
    • Select Playing Audio under Sound.
    • Follow the steps that will be provided.
    If the steps does not work. We suggest downloading a fresh copy of the audio driver from Realtek and see if it helps.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Radney Dri, Oct 25, 2018
    #4
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