If the button displays a small red circle, the volume is muted. To automatically fix many types of sound problems, use the Microsoft Sound Troubleshooter. If you have a ProBook 440 G3, 470 G3, or 450 G2, go to the No audio after reinstalling the operating system section.
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If “Restart” is greyed out, try the “Refresh” option instead. Other fixes you can try include installing all Windows 10 updates or restarting your PC. Another simple fix is to verify that the problem isn’t related to a specific app or program installed on your computer. There may be something wrong with the app or program itself that needs patching or audio is turned down or muted from within. Next, click the speaker icon to the left of the slider to unmute.
Right-click the volume icon and click Open Volume Mixer. Ensure that the computer isn’t muted via hardware, such as a dedicated mute button on you laptop or keyboard. STEP 6 – In the properties windows, head over to the Enhancements tab. If there are more than 2 options, try selecting the one which works. Kevin Parrish has been writing online since the mid-1990s.
If it’s not there, single-click to select the category followed by a right-click YTD Video Downloader to open a pop-up menu. Right-click on the Start button and then select “Device Manager” on the context menu. For each service, single-click to select, right-click to open the service’s menu, and then select the “Restart” option.