Reasons Cortana doesn't talk to me

  • If you typed your question to Cortana, she thinks you want the answer displayed rather than spoken. Select the microphone icon in the search box and say something instead.

  • Your speakers might not be working. Search for Device Manager and select the arrow next to Sound, video and game controllers. If you don't see a sound card listed, or there's a yellow question mark on the name of the sound card, that may be the problem. Get help with sound problems.

  • Your mic might not be set up. Enter set up mic, choose the matching result, and follow the prompts.