Some dazzling list of odd errors and malfunctions appearing out of apparently nowhere designed to drive are common in almost every version of Windows and so does in Windows 10 too. The best part of Windows 10 is that updates are coming periodically for improving the bugs. Many Windows 10 users come across the volume control or speakers problem, for example: Unable to open sound controller from the taskbar.
How to Fix Missing Volume Control Problem in Windows 10
Not only this, but there are many issues faced by the user while operating Windows 10 Sound/Volume Controller. Some of them are briefly discussed below:
- Volume Control won’t open
- Volume slider not working
- Volume mixer won’t open
- Icon of volume not working
- Keyboard volume control button not working
- Volume Control is not showing in Taskbar
- Volume Control program is not installed
- Volume Control disabled
Windows 10 Taskbar Volume Control not working
There are many solutions for the above-specified issues but in this article, we are focusing mainly when the Volume Control is not showing in the taskbar. This can be resolved by
Solution 1: Install Sound Drivers
This solution will need to be done when the user is not able to hear any sound from the system which indicates that the drivers are not installed or got corrupted. The most effective way to update drivers on a Windows computer is by using an automatic tool such as TweakBit Driver Updater. This tool is approved by Microsoft and Norton Antivirus. Following is the procedure:
i) Right Click on the sound icon in Taskbar, go to Playback devices
ii) Double click on default playback device.
iii) Under Controller information, Click on Properties.
iv) Go to Change Settings, then go to Driver tab
v) There are some options in Driver tab, First, update the sound driver in your Windows 10 PC by clicking on “Update Driver”.If you are having trouble finding the sound driver, you can fix it by searching online for the appropriate driver for your sound card and install it.
vi) Then Restart your Computer
Note: If the user can able to hear the audio normally, then the issue is probably not driver-related. In that case, User should go to the next solution.
Solution 2 – Perform SFC scan
SFC scan is the best option when some of your files might get corrupted due to which Volume Control is not working properly. However, the user can fix this issue by following these simple and easy steps:
- Press Windows Key + X to open Win + X menu.
- Open Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
- Enter sfc /scannow and press Enter
- This will start SFC scan and it will take 10-15 minutes to complete.
- Once the SFC Scan completes, system files will be repaired and Volume Control is in working position again.
Solution 3 – Reinstall audio drivers
- Open Device Manager by pressing Windows Key + X and choosing Device Manager from the list.
- Find the devide with problems and uninstall it.
- Remove it by Clicking on uninstall button.
- Once you uninstall the audio device then click on scan for hardware changes and Restart your PC.
- When you reinstall your drivers, the problem must have been resolved by that.
Solution 4 – Reset Windows Audio Service
Many users reporting the issues that by restarting the audio service normally does not solve their problem, for this to restart Audio service, follow these simple steps:
i) Go to the Search bar, type services.msc, open Services
ii) Go to Windows Audio, right click on it, and find Properties.
iii) Check the Startup type is set to Automatic.
iv) Then, click on Stop option, and wait for the process to stop.
v) Click to Start option again.
vi) Restart the computer, and check if the issue is resolved or not.
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