For all its positives, Windows sometimes acts in unexpected waysâ€”like a sudden lack of audio. If your computer abruptly stops playing sound, try these easy steps to fix the issue:
No sound in one app
- First, reboot your computer.
- Confirm the programâ€™s volume isnâ€™t turned down or muted. In browsers like Chrome and Firefox, each tab can be muted individuallyâ€”right-click a tab to see its status. (The option will say â€œUnmute tabâ€� if currently silenced.)
- If you still canâ€™t hear anything in this program, try uninstalling and reinstalling it. Before doing so, first back up any data and/or write down how your settings are currently configured, as applicable.
Note: For paid software, your license for the program may be tied to a specific versionâ€”if thatâ€™s the case, you may need to do a little hunting to find its installation program on the vendorâ€™s website. This same advice applies if you just prefer your version of the app over the current one.