Fix sound problems in Windows 10 Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Windows 10Windows Select Product Version All Products If you’re having audio problems, the following suggestions might help. The tips are listed in order, so start with the first one, see if that helps, and then continue to the next one if it doesn’t. Show all 1. Run the audio troubleshooter 2. Verify that all Windows Updates are installed 3. Check your cables, plugs, jacks, volume, speaker, and headphone connections 4. Check sound settings 5. Fix your audio drivers 6. Set your audio device as the default device 7. Turn off audio enhancements 8. Restart Audio Services 9. Try different audio formats 10. Restart to apply installed updates 11. Check for IDT High Definition Audio CODEC in Device Manager 12. If you have microphone issues, make sure your privacy settings are configured properly. Last Updated: 12-Feb-2020 Need more help? Search No results Join the discussion Ask the community Get support Contact Us Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.