General discussion

Window 10 taskbar volume control stopped working. Need help

Hello Lee and team, I am having trouble with my Windows 10 taskbar volume control icon. The problem is that sometimes it completely stops working. I researched the problem online, as I always do, and found a workaround. I can temporarily fix the problem by right-clicking on the up-arrow on the right-side of my taskbar, and selecting “Task Manager,” then in the “Processes” window finding “Windows Explorer” and then restarting the Explorer process. I don’t know why, but this will fix the problem until the next time I reboot my computer. Does anyone have a suggestion on a permanent fix for this problem and know why this is happening? Thank you.

--Submitted by Douglas B.

Discussion is locked

Reply
Follow
Reply to: Window 10 taskbar volume control stopped working. Need help
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Window 10 taskbar volume control stopped working. Need help
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Sound driver issue?

Sounds as though you may have an issue with your sound card drivers. You may want to check with the company that makes your sound card and/or PC and either reinstall or update your driver's.

- Collapse -
Not the same problem

But my Win 10 would (mostly after several or one long sleep) start sending me to System and have to select Sound there to change what listening device I wanted.
After the update in July/August the problem stopped, with everything working properly.
There is something to be said positively about sending trouble reports.

- Collapse -
This is pretty easy

Go to Start/Settings/System/Sound. Click on the button marked "Troubleshoot." This will almost always fix your problem.

If it does not, get one of the many free system info apps (like Belarc Advisor (but there are many others) and have it scan your system for precisely the make and model number of your sound device. Go to that device manufacturer's website and download and install the latest driver for your sound device. It may be the same one you have, but do it anyway. Sometimes drivers (especially the sound drivers) get corrupted.

Then reboot your computer and your problem should be solved.

- Collapse -
How to Fix the Corruption Problem

CNET Forums

Forum Info