The volume mixer on some Windows computers has been acting strangely, according to some users. As it turns out, the volume on Windows 11 automatically mutes after a period of time, even if the user unmutes it and adjusts the volume to their preference. With that being said, Windows 11 users are early waiting for this error to get fixed. Unfortunately, since Microsoft isn’t quite quick with updates, we are here with a guide to help you fix volume muting automatically in Windows 11.
Regardless of how hard you try, the volume mixer mutes again after a while, and there is no audio at all to be heard. Because this problem is frequently caused by the audio drivers that are currently installed on your system, you will need to double-check them before moving on. In this guide, we will demonstrate how to resolve the previously mentioned issue, so simply follow the steps outlined.
How to Fix Volume Muting Automatically in Windows 11
As it turns out, audio is a critical component of any operating system, and without it, the system cannot function properly.
Because audio is something that everyone uses all of the time for whatever reason, if it isn’t working properly, you may not be able to use your system at all if it isn’t working properly.
As previously stated, the problem in question is typically related to the audio drivers that are installed on your system, and in this case, you will need to either update the drivers on your system or replace them entirely.
With that being said, let’s get started and walk you through the various methods that you can use to resolve the problem at hand.
Fix 1: Run the Audio Troubleshooter
When you encounter that volume is automatically muting, the first thing you should do is run the audio troubleshooter on your computer.
Microsoft Windows includes a number of troubleshooters that can be used to identify and fix various issues with your computer. Windows 11 is no exception. Audio problems can be solved by using one of these diagnostic tools.
You may not be able to fix the problem yourself, but the troubleshooter will often be able to fix problems that are easy to spot but that you may not have noticed. Take a look at these instructions to get started with the audio troubleshooter:
- Right-click on the Speaker icon at the bottom-right corner of your taskbar.
- Now, from the pop-up menu, click on Troubleshoot sound problems.
- When you click on that, the Troubleshoot window will open and start fixing the issue.
- While the troubleshooter is running, it will show you the problems and ask you to manually fix them. You can easily do that by following the on-screen instructions.
Once the troubleshooting is complete, restart your PC for the changes to take effect. Now play a song or video to check whether the automatically muting issue is resolved or not. If not, follow up with the next battery of fixes.
Fix 2: Switch to Generic Audio Driver
You may be able to fix the automatic volume muting issue by changing the audio driver installed on your Windows 11 Pc.
This should only be done if the Realtek High Definition Audio Device driver is not installed on your computer. Follow the steps outlined in the section below to accomplish this:
- Right-click on the Start Menu and click on Device Manager.
- In the Device Manager window, expand the Sound, video, and game controllers option.
- After that, right-click on your driver and click on Update Driver.
- Now click on Browse my computer for drivers.
- On the next screen, click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
- Finally, click on Generic Software Device and click on Next.
- Now your computer will begin installing drivers.
When complete, your PC may need a restart. Once the restart is finished, check whether the issue is resolved or not.
Fix 3: Install Audio Drivers
If you are still experiencing issues, you will need to reinstall the audio drivers that are currently installed on your computer in order to resolve the issue. Depending on whether or not this is the case, there are essentially two ways to proceed.
Allowing Windows to automatically reinstall the audio drivers on your computer should be the first step you should take to see if this resolves the problem for you.
In the event that this does not resolve the problem, you can try the second method, which is to manually download and install the audio drivers that are compatible with your motherboard on your computer. On most modern PCs, Realtek Audio Driver is installed. Here’s the link to download Realtek Audio Driver.
- Open Device Manager by following the steps mentioned in Fix 3.
- Expand the Sound, video, and game controllers option.
- After that, right-click on your driver and click on Uninstall.
- Now go to your downloads folder and install the Realtek Audio Driver. (Link given above)
- Proceed with the installation by following the on-screen instructions.
Once installation is complete, restart your PC and the issue will automatically be fixed. If not, you don’t have any other option than to reset your PC.
Fix 4: Reset Your PC
Resetting your PC will solve all the issues you are facing. To begin with, reset is the other name for factory reset in smartphone terminology.
A reset is known to fix issues such as lags, stutters, and any other issues you may be having. It also solves issues related to application software.
Follow these simple steps to reset your PC to its default settings.
- Click on Start Menu and search for Reset PC and press Enter.
- Now click on Reset PC and you will get two options. The first one being Keep my files and the second being Delete everything.
- If you choose to Keep my files it will keep your personal files and documents but uninstall all the programs. On the other hand, Delete everything will fully format your PC. We recommend the latter one.
Once your PC is reset to its factory settings, you will notice every problem is solved and your volume won’t be muting automatically again ever.
Well, that’s all we have here about how you can fix if the volume is muting automatically. We hope this guide helped you.
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