Sound problems with Windows® 7 system
Are you having problems with sound/audio on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to resolve them.
Sound is a very important aspect in the working of computers. Sound/audio is not only essential for playing multimedia files on the system but also for the working of many applications. Without sound, users would not be able to hear audible sound warnings about critical conditions (such as low battery) and act accordingly. Sound related problems might come up on any computer operating on any operating system. This includes Windows 7. Although Windows 7 supports high definition sound and comes with newer and better sound patterns, problems with it would cause all of the above mentioned issues. The sound problem on your Windows 7 system might be because of several reasons such as problems with audio drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files associated with the sound drivers, registry related errors, etc.
Following detail gives users more information regarding ways to fix sound issues with Windows 7:
- Clean registry
- Repair operating system
- Reinstall/update drivers
Windows 7 has a database of information known as registry. This registry contains important information regarding the working of the system. Registry entries on Windows 7 are created for every small activity done on the system and over time they might increase to great numbers and develop errors. Errors within system registry can cause sound related problems and this can be easily resolved by cleaning the registry of the system using a registry cleaning software.
Repair operating system
There are many system files on Windows 7. If some of the system files associated with the sound drivers are damaged or corrupted, the sound functioning would be affected. Windows 7 users having sound related problems are advised to check the status of the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/scannow' command and then repair the OS if files are found missing. If the sound issue has come up after some changes to system files were made, then restoring the OS to a previous restore point might also solve the issue.
Your Windows 7 system produces sound with the help of sound cards. These sound cards require drivers. Problems with the sound drivers mean that the OS would not be able to communicate with the sound card resulting in sound malfunction. Windows 7 users experiencing sound related problems are suggested to check the condition of sound drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the sound drivers are at fault, they would have to be updated or reinstalled to solve the issue.
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