How to Troubleshoot if you Microsoft® Windows® 7 Audio is not Working?
Are you having audio problems on your Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them
Windows 7 is the best Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has become very popular with all kinds of users as it comes preinstalled with many advanced features such as Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets, Windows Defender etc. Windows 7 is not only faster and more secure than other Operating Systems but also very user friendly. The OS even supports high definition audio/ video playback. Audio is a very important component of your Windows 7 system. Audio functionality is essential for Windows 7 users to play multimedia files and also for users to receive audible warnings regarding working of the system. Audio functionality is also essential for the proper functioning of some of the applications as well as programs. Some Windows 7 users might face some problems with the audio on their systems. These issues include very poor quality audio, no sound at all, sound lagging etc.
Following details gives more information regarding tips to fix audio issues on Windows 7:
- Check audio drivers
- Verify system files
- Check audio settings
Check audio drivers
The sound card on your Windows 7 system works with the help of drivers. Audio drivers are essential for the audio card to communicate with the operating system and issues with the audio drivers would affect the functioning of the sound. Windows 7 users facing sound/ audio problems are suggested to check the audio drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the drivers are found illegitimate/ outdated or incorrect, replacing them with correct ones would solve the issues and get the audio working.
Verify system files
The sound drivers installed on your Windows 7 system are associated with some of the system files on the OS. Damage to these system file associations can cause audio related issues on the system. All Windows 7 users having audio problems are suggested to check the integrity of the system files on the OS using the sfc/ scannow command in the CMD. If system files are found damaged, repairing or restoring the OS would solve the issues.
There are some audio related settings on your Windows 7 system. If these settings are not configured properly, then problems would come up with the sound functioning. Users experiencing audio issues are advised to check the audio related settings on the system using the Control Panel. If the audio problems have come up after changing some of the settings, reverting the settings back to default values would solve the issue.
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