How to Restore the Computer without Sound

Dec. 14, 2023 / Updated by Mindy to Windows 10

Sometimes, we may encounter some troubling problems, such as the computer suddenly has no sound, even if we turn on the volume adjustment, we can't hear anything. At this point, we need to understand the causes of possible problems and take appropriate solutions. This article will help you solve the problem that your computer has no sound.


First, let's take a look at what might be causing your computer to have no sound. One of the most common causes is a sound card driver problem. The sound card is an important component that controls your computer's audio output, and if the sound card driver is damaged or expired, it may result in no sound. Second, checking the volume adjustment is a common sense step, sometimes it may just be forgetting to turn up the volume. In addition, the failure of the speakers or headphones connected to the computer can also be one of the reasons for the lack of sound. At the same time, problems with the settings of the operating system and software can also cause sound failure. In order to help you better solve these problems, let's introduce some simple and effective methods.

1. Check the volume settings

Find the volume icon in the taskbar and make sure that the volume is adjusted to an appropriate level, but also make sure that the volume is not muted. If you find a Red Cross icon on the volume icon, the volume is indeed set to silent, click the icon to unmute it.

2. Check the sound card driver

If the volume adjustment is OK, we need to check the sound card driver. For Windows operating systems, there are 2 ways to view and check for sound card driver problems:

(1) Directly use the Driver Talent software to automatically check and repair sound card problems.

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After installing the Driver Talent software, open the software and click "Scan". 


After the scan is complete, find the sound card driver and click "update" on the right to upgrade your computer's sound card driver to the latest version, or just click "Install All" to update all the drivers.

(2) Select "Device Manager" by right-clicking the Start menu, and then expand the "Sound, Video and Game Controllers" option. Find the sound card driver (which may appear as "Realtek" etc.), right-click and select "Update Driver". The system will automatically search for and download the latest drivers, and when the installation is complete, restart the computer to see if the sound is restored.


If the driver update still doesn't work, we can try connecting other speakers or headphones to see if we can hear the sound. Sometimes, the device itself fails, and replacing the device can solve the problem.

3. Check the system Settings and the app's audio Settings

Sometimes, certain applications or system Settings may cause sound to not output properly. We can go to the "Control Panel" or "Settings", find the "sound" option, and make sure that the output device is correct and the volume is appropriate.


To sum up, when we encounter the problem that the computer has no sound, we can follow the above steps to troubleshoot the cause one by one. First, check that the volume Settings are correct, then update the sound card driver with Driver Talent, check that the speakers or headphones are not damaged, and finally check the audio Settings of the system and applications. If you encounter problems related to network cards, graphics cards, Bluetooth, sound cards and other drivers, you can download "Driver Talent" for detection and repair, and Driver Talent support driver download, driver installation, driver backup, and so on.

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