“No sound” or similar problems usually mean a problem with your Audio Drivers. If you have checked all your connections (and ensured you do not have sound muted!) then it is most likely a Sound Drivers problem. To fix sound problems you can try to reinstall the Driver yourself or use an automatic Driver Update Tool to do this for you.
Reinstall the Sound Driver
Windows computers come with a built-in utility called Device Manager which allows you to uninstall, install, and update device drivers. Most audio and sound driver problems occur due to corrupt device driver files. You can fix such errors by uninstalling and reinstalling the concerned device driver.
To uninstall and reinstall Sound Drivers in Windows 7, perform the following steps:
- Click the Windows icon in your taskbar, type device manager in the Start Search box, and then press Enter
- Double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers
- Locate and double-click the driver that is causing the error
- Click the Driver tab
- Click Uninstall
- Insert the Driver disc, and then follow the screen instructions to install the driver
|It is recommended you update your Audio Drivers regularly in order to avoid conflicts. Driver updates will resolve any driver conflict issues with all devices and improve the performance of your PC|
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Downloading the latest Driver releases helps resolve driver conflicts and improve your computer’s stability and performance. Updates are recommended for all Windows 8, Windows 7, XP and Vista users.
Download and install Audio Drivers
How Do I Install Driver updates?
To fix your Drivers problems you will need to know the particular model of the Audio device you are having problems with. Once you have the details you can search the Audio website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers.
How do I know if I need to update my Drivers?
If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool (you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free). This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment. Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices.
Can I update the Drivers myself?
In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers. The purpose of such as tool is to save you time and effort by automatically downloading and updating the Drivers for you.
- many driver update tools scan your computer for damaged/ outdated/ missing Audio Drivers
- The software will then automatically search our extensive driver database for driver updates specific to your computer
- Many of the tools will then take a backup of your existing drivers and create ‘restore points’ which allow you to ‘rollback’ at any point in the process
Problems with missing or outdated Drivers can be extremely frustrating and can cause major problems with your PC.
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