WiseCleaner Think Tank

Encounter difficult computer problems?
All about maintenance and optimization of your Windows System.

Home > Think Tank > How to Fix no Sound in Windows11

How to Fix no Sound in Windows11

Apr 3, 2024

Are you facing Windows 11 no sound issues? Experiencing no sound issues on Windows 11 PCs not only disrupts the multimedia experience, it also affects everything from virtual meetings to daily communication. This guide will walk you through the practical steps you can take to resolve the no sound issue.

Method 1: Run the Audio Troubleshooter

You can think of this tool as a first aid solution for fixing audio problems. It automatically fixes common audio problems after system changes (such as upgrades).

Click Start, then go to Troubleshooting > Other Troubleshooters. Then click Run next to Audio Troubleshooter. Wait a few moments and you will see that the Play Audio Troubleshooter has found and fixed some problems.

Method2: Update Audio Drivers

In most cases involving audio problems, the audio driver is probably the main root cause. Outdated, corrupted or missing drivers are the main cause of audio problems.

Type Device Manager in the Windows search bar or press Windows + X and select Device Manager to open it. Then follow the steps below:

  • Under Device Manager, expand the Sound, video, and game controllers section.
  • Right-click on your audio device > select Update Driver.
  • Then, click the Search automatically for drivers option.

Method3: Restart Windows Audio Services

If running troubleshooting and updating the audio driver doesn't help, you can check the audio service next.

  • Press Windows + R to open the Run command box and type services.msc, then click OK to open the Services manager.
  • Locate the service named Windows Audio, right-click and select Restart, and click Yes in the pop-up window.
  • Double-click Windows Audio to verify that its Startup type option is Automatic.

Method:4 Update Windows 11 and Reinstall Latest Drivers

Windows 11 releases new updates to fix some issues, so check for an update which may fix the Windows 11 no sound issue.

  • Go to Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.
  • Windows will check for the latest available updates for you. If an update is available, download and install it.

Method5: Reset Windows to Default Factory State

If the sound problem cannot be resolved after exhausting the above steps, reset Windows 11 and completely reinstall all OS/driver components.

  • Go to Start > Settings > System > Recovery
  • Click Reset PC then choose the Keep my files option to retain personal data. Follow prompts to resetting Windows 11.


These are the five effective fixes discussed in this article, and hopefully one of them will help you solve your Windows 11 no sound problem.