How to fix the problem that volume control does not work in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is a stable operating system where users rarely see consequential problems with essential services (major input / output services like audio, display, etc.). But some Windows 10 users report a particular type of problem they have with their device's sound system. “Volume control not working in Windows 10” is the problem you are facing on your device. Along with this particular issue, some users also complain about the following volume control issues:


1. The volume control does not appear on the taskbar The volume icon is not present on the taskbar.
2. Windows 10 volume slider does not work - If you are trying to control the volume from the taskbar but it doesn't work at all.
3. The volume mixer does not open - Volume Mixer cannot be opened.
4. The volume the icon does not work - You cannot change the volume by clicking the Volume icon.
5. Volume control with multimedia keys does not work - If you can't directly increase or decrease with the multimedia keys on the keyboard.
6. The volume control does not open - Volume control cannot be accessed directly by clicking the volume icon.
7. The volume control program is not installed - When attempting to change the volume, an error message appears stating that the volume control program is not installed.
8. Volume control off (off) –If the volume control icon is grayed out (disabled), you will not be able to access the volume controller.



If you are facing any of these problems above, look for these solutions. These fixes will help you. But before proceeding with the fixes, try these initial solutions:


Initial solutions

1. Restart your computer and check if your audio device is working without the error.
2. If you are using an external speaker, check the speaker connection. Better unplug the speaker and plug it back into your computer. If possible, check your speaker by connecting it to another computer. Check if your problem is solved.
3. Temporarily disable your antivirus and check if the volume control is working properly or not.

If these initial solutions didn't work for you, look for these solutions:

Correction 1- Update the sound card driver

Updating the sound card driver may fix the problem. Follow these steps to update your sound card driver:

1. Press the button Windows key and write "Device administrator“In the search box.

2. Then you need to click on the button "Device administrator".

3. Now the right mouse button on the driver you are using as your current sound system and click on "Update Driver".

3. Click on the option "Automatically searches for updated driver software".

Restart your computer.

Check if updating the audio driver solved your problem or not. Look for the next solution if the problem persists.

Fix-2 automates the Windows audio service

You can set the Windows Audio file service to start automatically.

1. Press Windows key and write "Services".

2. Then click on "Services“In the high search result.



3. Now scroll down and double click on him "Windows Audio"Service.

4. In the Windows Audio Properties window, click "Stop"To temporarily stop the Windows audio service, then click"Home“To restart the service.

5. Now, in the Windows Audio Properties window, click on the drop-down menu “Start type: " and select "Automatic".

6. Now click on "To apply"Y"ok“To save the changes.

Now close the file Services window.

Restart your computer and check if you still have the same problem with the volume control or not.

Fix-3 Kill SndVol.exe processo da Task Manager

You can finish the process SndVol.exe to Task Manager and restart your computer. This will restart the SndVol.exe process on your computer.

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Task Manager window.

2. Now find "SndVol.exe"In the list of processes running on the device, the right mouse button on it and click "Final task".

Near Task Manager window. Now, start again your computer. After reboot, check if the problem with the volume control persists or not. If the problem persists, find the solution.

Fix-4 uninstalls and reinstalls the sound card driver

Follow these simple steps first to uninstall the sound card driver

1. By simply pressing the button Windows key and the 'R'can open the Run window.


2. Now type "devmgmt.msc"And then click"ok".


3. In the Device Administrator utility window, click the "Sound, video and game controllers".

Four. Right-click In the driver for the sound card you are using, click on "Uninstall device".

The sound card driver will be uninstalled from your computer.

Method 1 -

1. At first, you should shut down your computer.

2. Disconnect the power cord from the computer.

3. Next, you need to press the power button to 30 seconds in your locker.

4. Next, connect the power cord to the computer and then turn it on.

Windows will install the uninstalled driver during the boot process. The sound card driver will work correctly again.

2 method -

Manually install the sound card driver

1. Open Device Manager.

2. In the Device Administrator window, click "Action"And then click"Check for hardware changes".

Try searching for the sound card driver.

Method 3-

Sometimes the driver can be hidden in the Device Administrator file.

1. Click on 'View"from Device administrator.

2. Then click on "Show hidden device".

Check if you can find the sound card driver.

Restart your computer to save the changes. Check if you are facing the same problem again or not.

Fix -5 Enable startup of audio drivers-

Windows has a function with which you can select which drivers to enable when the computer starts. You can now manage the startup of audio services with Task Manager.

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Task Manager window.

2. Then go to "To bootEyelash ".

3. Now in the item list, find "Audio manager"(For our system this is" Realtek Audio Manager ". Your device may use another audio manager.)

4. Verification "State“From Audio Manager. If this is "Qualified“, So you can skip this solution.

Se noti il”State" is "DisabledThen right click on it and clickEnable".

Now close the Task Manager window. Now, start again your computer.

After reboot, check if the problem with the volume control persists or not. If the problem persists, find the solution.

Fix-6 Restart Windows Explorer process from Task Manager-

Some users reported that the problem was fixed when they restarted Windows Explorer from the Task Manager window. You can test this solution on your device by following these simple steps:

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Task Manager window.

2. Now, right click on him "Windows Explorer"Processes. Then click on "Restart".

Windows Explorer must be restarted.

Near Task Manager window. Check if you have the same problem with the volume control or not. Go to the next solution if you still have the same problem.

Fix-7- Troubleshoot execution

If the problem persists, follow these steps to perform the "Play audioTroubleshooter that will find any type of Bluetooth driver related problem.

1. Press Tasto Windows + I to open the window settings file. Click on "Update and security".

2. Now click on "Solve problems"In the left pane, then in the right pane, click"Play audio".

3. Now, the troubleshooter will try to find the errors and try to fix the audio driver and volume control problem.

After solving the problem, start again your computer.

If the problem persists, look for the next solution.

Fix-8 Run SFC scan on your computer-

Sometimes some corrupt files or system errors on the hard drive can be the problem you are facing with Volume Control. To check your hard drive for corrupted Windows files and system errors, you can use System File Checker to run a system scan. Follow these steps-

1. You have to open the file run window. To do this, press Tasto Windows + R.

2. Now type "cmd"And then you have to press the button 'Log in'on the keyboard.

2. Digita “SFC / scannow“And hit menter.

Wait until the process is complete.

After restarting your computer, check if the error still appears or not. If the problem persists, look for the next solution.

Fix-9 Change the font size on your system-

According to some users, there is a very unique solution that solved the problem for them. They changed the font size on your computer and the problem was solved. You can test it on your device.

1. Press Tasto Windows + I to open the window settings file. Then click on "System".

2. Now on the right side of the Settings window under the “Scale and design"Click option"Resize text, apps and other elements“And choose a different size than the current one.

Now, start again your computer. After the reboot, the volume control on the device should work correctly again.

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