If you’ve experienced a situation where you are using your Windows 10 PC but for some strange reason it increases the volume automatically by itself, you’ve probably wondered if there’s some kind of a ghost that’s haunting your house but no it’s not. This issue is one of the many problems that Windows 10 throws its users every now and then, and just like any problems in Windows 10 it can get fixed using several ways and this post will show you how you can fix this particular issue. So if you suddenly find your Windows 10 PC increasing the volume automatically by its own accord, here are a couple of suggestions you can try to resolve the issue.
Option 1 – Try running the Audio Troubleshooter
Running the Audio Troubleshooter is the first thing you must try to resolve the problem. Refer to the following steps on how to use this built-in troubleshooter:
- Tap the Windows + I key to open the Settings app.
- From there, select the “Update & Security” option.
- After that, you will see the Troubleshoot option from the left-pane. Click on that option.
- The next thing you have to do is to click on the “Playing Audio” option and then click on the “Run the troubleshooter” option.
- After that, wait for the troubleshooting process to finish and then follow any instructions given to help you restore your Windows 10 PC’s audio back to its normal state.
On the other hand, you can also use the Audio Troubleshooter by opening the Settings app and selecting “System” from the menu and then “Sound” where you can see the Troubleshoot option.
Option 2 – Try to update or roll back the Audio driver
If the glitch in your audio has something to do with software, chances are it might be related to the audio driver – it could be that the newest version of your Windows 10 does not work well with the old version of the driver. This is why you have to update your audio driver to the newest available version.
- Tap the Win + R keys to open Run dialog box and then type in devmgmt.msc and tap Enter or click OK to open the Device Manager.
- Expand the section for the outdated device drivers.
- And then select the outdated driver(s) and right click on it/them.
- From the drop-down menu, select the Update Driver option and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest version of the driver.
- Then also click on the option, “Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Restart your PC after the installation.
Note: If updating the Audio driver didn’t work, you can go to the website of your PC manufacturer and look for the support section where you can download the drivers for your computer. You just need to take note of your PC’s correct model and model number so you can find the appropriate driver.
Option 3 – Try disabling the Sound or Audio enhancements
To make your operating system’s specific hardware sound nothing but perfect, both Microsoft and third party vendors have shipped audio enhancement packages which are usually referred to as “Audio Enhancements” in Windows 10. However, there are instances when instead of improving the sound or audio quality of your computer, it can cause problems so to fix the problem you need to turn off these audio enhancements. How? Simply follow the steps below.
- Type in “Sound” in the taskbar search and then from the list of results, select “Sound Control Panel”.
- After clicking Sound, the Sound properties box will pop up. From there, go to the Playback tab and right click on the default device i.e. Speakers or Headphones then select Properties.
- After that, the Speakers properties box will appear. From there, go to the Enhancements tab and select the checkbox for “Disable all enhancements” option.
And that’s about it.
On the other hand, if none of the options given above worked, there is also a one-click solution you could check out to resolve the issue with the volume of your PC. This program known as [product-name] is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions for downloading and using it, refer to the steps below.
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow the instructions below.
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address, [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now”button.