Sound Troubleshooting in Windows® 7
Causes of sound problems in Windows 7 and tips of troubleshooting these issues
Sound is very significant in a computer for watching videos, playing games, hearing music etc. The sound of the System might not work for many applications and it is very frustrating. The other issue is that sound sometimes keeps fading in and out. The sound sometimes skips or jumps if you try to play something on your System. Some distorted or scratchy sound might be received by you due to some errors. You System might freeze or crash if you try to play something on the system. The other symptom of the sound problem is that you might hear sound only from one speaker even if your System is connected with more than one or more speakers. Sometimes, you could hear only WAV files in your system and you could not hear the sound from the CD. Bad software settings in our System might cause issues with the sound. Corrupted or missing sound drivers and compatibility issue with the OS are other reasons.
Following points explain the causes of sound problems in Windows 7 and tips to fix issues:
- Outdated sound card drivers
- Media player
- Hardware error
Outdated sound card drivers
You need to update your sound card for getting new features in it. The outdated sound card might cause some errors in the sound of your System. By following some simple steps you could update your sound card. First, you need to click on the start button and then click on the System icon in the control panel. Then you need to select the hardware for updating and then click on the device manager button. Then, select the option update driver by right clicking on each device.
You need to upgrade the Windows media player of your System according to your Operating System installed in your System. You need to go to the manufacture’s website and download the latest version of the player available. Other players used in your System are Real Player, iTunes, Quick Time and VLC media Player etc. These players might be upgraded by going to its publisher’s website.
Problem with sound cable, speakers or sound card might also cause sound error in your System. Any issue in the speakers might also cause sound problems. You need to replace your old speakers with new one if some error occurs with them. The incompatible drivers of the sound cards and error in the sound card might also cause some sound issue.
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