Fix: Another app checks the sound at the time of the error in Windows 10

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While listening to a podcast on Spotify app, if you try to open and play anything from Groove or any other music / video related app, you may get an error message that says “Another app is checking your sound right now". Usually this problem doesn't occur much, but if you are experiencing this error on your device then there is a faulty configuration causing this problem. Follow these simple steps to quickly fix your problem:

Fix-1 Disable device exclusivity in speaker settings-

Sometimes an app can take sole control of your speaker. You can change it from settings.

1. Press Tasto Windows + R Open rushing window.

2. To open the Utility Sounds file, type this code in the terminal and then press Log in.


3. In the Sounds window, go to the "PlaybackEyelash ".

4. Now, check which speaker device you are currently using. Double click In that.

5. Next, open the "AdvancedEyelash ".

6. In the 'Exclusive Mode' section, deselect the option "Allow apps to take sole control of this device".

7. Finally, click on "To apply"And then in"ok".

Now try playing music or watching a video. Your problem should be solved.

Fix-2 Use Windows Audio Troubleshooter-

If there is a problem with the audio, you should check the Firefighter Audio file.

1. Press Tasto Windows + I to open the window settings file.

2. In the settings window, click "System".

3. In the System settings, on the left side, click on “SoundEyelash ".

4. Now, on the right side of the same window, click on “Solve problems".

Now, Audio Troubleshooter will look for a solution.

5. If prompted "Can I run a quick scan to try to find a solution?", Click on "Yup".

Follow the onscreen instructions to fix the problem.

Fix-3 Restart Windows Audio Service-

Restart the audio service on your computer to fix the problem.

1. Click in the search box and type "Services".

2. Just press Log in from the keyboard to open the Application Services file on your computer.

3. Scroll through the list of services until you see the "Windows Audio"Service.

4. Hence, the right mouse button on him "Windows Audio"Service and then click"Restart". This will restart the service.

Near Window Services.

Now, try to play music and check if the problem is fixed or not.

Fix-4 Uninstall and reinstall the audio driver

1. Press Windows key + X and then click "Device administrator".

2. Once you see the Device Administrator utility has been opened, click on “Sound, video and game controllers". You will see a list of drivers.

3. Now the right mouse button on the problematic audio driver and then click "Uninstall device“To temporarily uninstall the device from your computer.

4. Click on "UninstallIf a warning message appears on the screen.

Once the uninstall process is complete, start again your computer.

Upon restart, Windows should reinstall the uninstalled audio driver on your computer.

If you see that the audio driver is not installed on your computer, follow these steps:

for. The right mouse button Windows icon and then click "Device administrator“To open the Device Administrator window on your computer.

second. When Device Administrator window, click "Action"In the menu bar, then click"Check for hardware changes".

Windows will look for any missing drivers and install the audio driver in that process.

The problem should be fixed on your computer.

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