What is ‘No Sound Drivers in Device Manager’ issue in Windows 10?
If you are experiencing Sound related issues in Windows 10 computer and try to check and update sound drivers but you investigate there is no sound driver in Device Manager, then you are in right place for the solution. Here, you will be guided with easy steps/methods to resolve the issue. Let’s starts the discussion.
‘No Sound Drivers in Device Manager’ Issue: Issue with Sound drivers is possible reason behind ‘No Sound’, ‘Audio Device not working’ issue or sound related problems in Windows computer. Sound driver/audio driver must be installed in your computer according to your sound card and operating system version installed in computer. To check the status of sound drivers, you need to open ‘Device Manager’ in Windows 10 computer and expand ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ category to see the available sound devices.
When you double-click on any from listed sound device, it opens its ‘Properties’ that shows whether the driver for this particular sound device is installed or not. If you see there is no driver for sound device in Device Manager, then you need to reinstall or update sound driver in order to fix the issue. When there is no driver for sound device, it shows ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on the sound device that indicates you need to reinstall sound driver for sound device properly.
Updating sound drivers or reinstall can resolve issue with sound or ‘No Sound’ issue in computer. However, if you are unable to see ‘Sound, video and game controllers’ category in Device Manager in order to check the status of sound driver, then you can run ‘Sound and hardware’ troubleshooter or choose ‘Scan for hardware changes’ or choose ‘show hidden devices’ in order to fix the issue. Let’s go for the solution.
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How to fix No Sound Drivers in Device Manager in Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘No Sound Drivers in Device Manager’ with ‘PC Repair Tool’
If this issue is occurred due to some problems in Windows computer, then you can try to fix the issue with ‘PC Repair Tool’. This software offers you to find and fix BSOD errors, DLL errors, EXE errors, problems with programs/applications, malware or viruses issues, system files or registry issues, and other system issues with just few clicks.
Method 2: Run ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter
Windows 10 build-in ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter can resolve this issue. This way, you can fix ‘Sound, video and game controllers missing’ issue if persist. Once you are able to see this device category by running troubleshooter, you will be able to update or reinstall sound drivers. Let’s try.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys on keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10
Step 2: In ‘Settings’ App, go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’, find and select ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter in right pane, and click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button
Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting. Once done, please check if the issue is resolved.
Method 3: Update or Reinstall sound card drivers in Windows 10
If Sound Card driver is missing in Device Manager, then you can reinstall the driver in computer in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: In Device Manager, if you sound device is missing and not visible to you, then click on ‘View > Show hidden devices’ option in Device Manager and check if you can see your sound device. If not, click on ‘Action > Scan for hardware changes’ option. This will reinstall the missing driver and display under proper device category. You sound device is likely to be listed under ‘Other Devices’ category with Yellow Mark.
Step 3: Right-click on your device and select ‘Uninstall’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish uninstall and then restart your computer.
Step 4: Restarting computer will reinstall any missing sound driver and resolve the issue.
Step 5: If the issue is still persist, then repeat the same step to see your sound device, right-click on your sound device and this time, select ‘Update Driver’. Follow on-screen instructions to update the driver.
Step 6: Once updated, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 4: Download and install sound driver in Windows 10 through manufacturer site
You can also download and install latest version of sound driver from your sound card manufacturer official site in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Open your browser and visit your sound card manufacturer official webpage like Realtek sound driver download page.
Step 2: Download the latest driver for your sound card according to your operating system version like Windows 32-bit or 64-bit.
Step 3: Once downloaded, double-click on downloaded driver setup file and follow on-screen instructions to finish installation. Once done, restart your computer and check if you can see Sound drivers in Device Manger without any issue.
Method 5: Download or reinstall sound drivers update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to update all Windows drivers to latest version with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. This software will automatically find and download the latest updates for all Windows drivers including sound drivers and then install them into computer.
I am sure this post helped you on How to fix No Sound Drivers in Device Manager issue in Windows 10 with several easy steps/methods. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.