So you try to play an audio on your computer and all of a sudden you notice that there is not sound coming out? What can be the problem? First, check to see if the speaker and volume is on and notices that they are on and not muted. So what should you do next. Here are some of the top reasons why computer sound stop working and how to fix them easy way. Hopefully, you will go through them and one of them match with the issue and bring the sound back on you computer.
Microsoft Windows has listed a bunch of tips for fixing sound problems that are viewed very common because a lot of people are having these same issues. Since you don’t hear sound from your computer, you have to do some diagnostic checks to find out the what is causing the problem. Does your computer has a sound card? To find out, first go to Start button and then click Control Panel followed by System and Maintenance. Now go to Device Manager under which you will see the options to choose Video, Sound and Game controllers. Clicking on the Sound folder will let you see if you have one or not. If the Sound Card is missing your should install one and most likely that will bring the sound back to your computer.
Although missing a sound card is the most common cause of not hearing sound on your computer, there could be other causes too. For example, simple things such as speaker being not hooked up to the computer properly – some people plug speaker cable in the microphone area. Or maybe your computer volume is either turned way down or it is muted. For that you just go to volume control settings located on the bottom right hand side of the task bar. You should see a volume icon there and right clicking on that button should open up the volume control settings of your computer.