If that doesn't work: Have you checked if the latest driver for your audio card has been installed? I really don't know where this annoying problem came from. If not, you can find this and other troubleshooting steps in the document. However, nothing has worked, and there is still no audio on my laptop. As I said I don't know if this says that the sound card is installed. Is your computer home-built or pre-built or do you know what motherboard is in it? But if I attempt any new audio-related events, they do not work until I restart my windows audio drivers. I just read that the Avnex virual sound device is not your actual sound chip or card, it only enhances your sound cards abilities.
It's really strange and complicated what's been happening, so bare with me while I try to explain it as best I can. Do you think these things could be related? The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and validated that they work. You can right click on your speakers and configure them, but I would wait to see if you have any sound at all. Go back into the 'sound', playback; right click on your speakers, select properties, then advanced. Then I had the exact same problem. After that was when I returned my laptop to its previous build. You may try using a good-known keyboard with the system, if available; will help you to isolate the keyboard as the possible root cause.
It will start to play, jump back to the beginning and then suddenly stop playing altogether. Make sure the next box down is un-checked for the first attempt, you can checkmark it if changing the first box doesn't work. Also the last things said to check my sound card which I also do not know how to do. So it was at 50 percent initially. As I said I don't know if this says that the sound card is installed.
Anyway, I thought it strange that watching videos on tumblr can suddenly make my audio go kaput, but seeing you also notice this pattern only confirms it for me. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions, and validated that they work. I notice anytime i am watching videos or playing games the audio is surprisingly low all of a sudden. Go back into the 'sound', playback; right click on your speakers, select properties, then advanced. Please follow these provided troubleshooting steps, re-post and let me know how everything went. It may be F11 or close to it! Any suggestions are welcome as long as it doesn't start any other problems.
It may be F11 or close to it! There is no way to tell for sure, unless you go and install the update again and report back whether the sound problem has returned. Because audio doesn't work on anything else on my computer!! I tried refreshing and going to different video in case the sound was removed for copyright, that happens sometimes with no success. From there a power menu will pop up to which you can select the restart option. Make sure none of the digital stuff is checked. Some systems require you to hold down a function key while doing that.
As an aside, hopefully some others will jump in here and help should none of my input work. In Windows 7, open the control panel, open sound, make certain your sound card or on-board sound chip on mine it is Realtek High Definition Audio is checkmarked and green. It was a sound related driver. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system that need updating for Windows 10. Ive tried all the suggested ideas on this forums; ive tried the device manager and tried to see if it needs an individual update but it says the driver is up to date, ive tried troubleshooting but again it says all drivers are working fine. Make sure the next box down is un-checked for the first attempt, you can checkmark it if changing the first box doesn't work. One last possibility that I know of.
I even restarted my computer. This was a scary situation. It had done this one time before and I never figured it out. Have you tried to uninstall that current sound drivers? However, the sound simply is not present. I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to computers, so i really don't know how to do it. Mine fixed after I opened services on my computer, clicked Windows audio and then either click start the service or restart the service! So recently the sound on my desktop and my laptop has stopped working.
You could have restart your laptop amd if the issue still not resolved you could have uninstall and install latest version of the Audio card driver. One last possibility that I know of. It's the speaker-shaped icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Somehow gremlins during the night switched the speakers to mute. I even tried reverting back to windows 8 but wasnt able to find where to do that all resources want to put everything to windows 10 I really dont want to have to take it to a specialist and we all know geek squad is way overpriced!!! If I then go to the Device-manager and rightclick on the speakers which is set as the default Device for sound and do the test it works again for a while, whereupon the pattern.
When the laptop was done going back to the previous build, the sound was back to normal. You can right click on your speakers and configure them, but I would wait to see if you have any sound at all. I did see Sound, video and game controllers but it didn't say anything about a conflict or anything like that. As an aside, hopefully some others will jump in here and help should none of my input work. Have you tried the Disable and then Enable method? Might have to restart to get it to work, I don't recall.