Tips to troubleshoot sound issues in Windows® 7 laptop
What are the various reasons due to which the audio component in Windows 7 malfunctions? What are the various remedies to the problem?
Windows 7 is one of the most widely used operating systems in current times. As far as the audio is concerned, users may sometimes discover that the sound is not there. It is a common problem though with operating systems. Sometimes the sound quality is not good and you can't make out it properly. There are a number of reasons behind it. The system sound settings might have been changed due to the installation of the Operating System and some files as well as devices and drivers associated with the Operating System could get modified or damaged due to the installation of the new Operating System. It could also happen due to incompatibility of the Operating System with the system.
There are a number of steps to fix issues with sound in your Windows 7 system. These steps are:
- Check for updates in the sound driver
- Restore the system to an earlier point
- Check if volume control settings have been affected
Check for updates in the sound driver
Sound issue might be come up in your Windows 7 OS due to outdated sound drivers residing in your system. These drivers might be incompatible with the Operating System. You could update the driver with the latest features to get the issue resolved. These updates could be found in different websites like manufacturer websites as well as Microsoft websites. You could download these updates in your system completely. The final step is to open the Device Manager and right-click the sound devices and then select the Update Drivers option to install these updates.
Restore the system to an earlier point
It is possible that the sound driver or device used in your system has changed with the installation of the new Operating System. To resolve the issues, you need to restore the previous settings. Restore the system to an earlier point at which changes were made to your system. You could restore the system by selecting the system restore icon from the system tools of the system and follow the onscreen directions to complete the restoring process.
Sound issues might also occur in your system due to improper volume control settings in your system. The sound settings could be affected if the Operating System malfunctions. You need to ensure that the sound is not muted or not turned down in the system. You could check the volume of the system easily. Open the Control panel window of the system and click on the 'Hardware and Sound' option to adjust the system volume and scroll down or up to adjust the sound in your system.
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