How do I reset the sound settings in Windows 10?  


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    How do I reset the sound settings in Windows 10?


    I recently ran an audio troubleshooter.
    I changed the audio output port from speakers to headphones which doesn't work at all.
    Now, I can't change it back.
    How do I reset the sound settings in Windows 10?
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  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #2

    Visit the Sound item in Control Panel, and check your selected output device on the Playback tab. If you use a microphone (or other audio input), do likewise to check the selected input device on the Recording tab therein. Here's a snap of my Playback item (external speakers) on my production PC:
    How do I reset the sound settings in Windows 10?-image.png
    This is what happens when I plug in my Logitech headset:
    How do I reset the sound settings in Windows 10?-image.png
    You can also use this tool to manually select the devices you want, or at least be able to see if those devices are visible to your OS/PC. If those devices are visible, you should be able to (re) establish the settings you need with some trial-and-error poking around. If they're not visible, post again here and we can figure out how to get their drivers reinstalled (but also, check Device Manager to see if for some reason or another they've been disabled).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3. Posts : 177
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #3

    If not working then you can try reset sound.. go to your setting > system > sound > Advance Sounds Options > scroll down bottom you will see Reset click there!
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    EdTittel

    Well that seems to have done it.
    One speaker isn't working but I think that might be an amplifier problem.
    Thanks again.

    And coolmistry
    I think I will try that also.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The input connection had 1 broken wire.
    I soldered it and everything woks fine now!
    Thanks everyone!!!
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  5. Posts : 177
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #5

    wolf1728 said:
    EdTittel

    Well that seems to have done it.
    One speaker isn't working but I think that might be an amplifier problem.
    Thanks again.

    And coolmistry
    I think I will try that also.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The input connection had 1 broken wire.
    I soldered it and everything woks fine now!
    Thanks everyone!!!
    At last you found it and solves it
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #6

    coolmistry said:
    If not working then you can try reset sound.. go to your setting > system > sound > Advance Sounds Options > scroll down bottom you will see Reset click there!
    Where do you see a "advance sound options", its not there.
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  7. Posts : 177
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
       #7

    A Sponge said:
    Where do you see a "advance sound options", its not there.
    Hello and Welcome to Ten Forum
    go to your setting > system > sound > Advance Sounds Options > scroll down bottom you will see Reset click there!

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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #8

    Hello, I was trying to record a BBC Sounds program using Audacity but was plagued by a very strong, loud echo that obliterated the content.
    I tried resetting the audio settings as described above, but now I get a very strong echo on ALL sounds! - e.g. playing an MP3 track, or a BBC Podcast, or even a ding to tell me I've selected a Windows Explorer folder, or something has finished downloading.
    Help! What on earth is going on!?
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