FIX: No sound output devices found in Windows 11

How to Solve “No Audio Output Device Is Installed’ Problem In Windows 11

9. Check Your Audio Device for Hardware Issues

Try connecting your external speaker or Bluetooth headset to another device that it can play from. By doing so, you can determine if the problem is with your PC or the audio device.

If you are using wired headphones, try using a USB Audio adapter to bypass a faulty audio jack problem. If you have USB-powered speakers, try changing the port.

If you only use your system’s speakers, try connecting Bluetooth or wired headphones. This will allow you to determine if your laptop’s integrated speakers are faulty.

#3 Update, Reinstall or Downgrade Sound Driver

Usually, most sound errors result from outdated or corrupted drivers. If this is your situation. You can deal with the problem by updating or reinstalling your audio driver. It is easy. Just select Update driver or Uninstall device in the right-click menu of the output device in Device Manager.

If you choose Uninstall device, you need to restart your PC to let the system download and install a new output device driver automatically.

If you select Update driver, you need to further choose either Search automatically for drivers or Browse my computer for drivers.

If it says that you have already installed the best drivers for your devices, you can further Search for updated drivers on Windows Update or manually look for better drivers on the device manufacturer’s website.

Or, you can directly update the operating system from Windows Settings to get possible sound output device driver updates. Or, you can reset Windows to a previous state.

Moreover, you can try to roll back your sound driver to deal with no output devices found issues. Just double-click on the target output device in Device Manager to open its Properties. There, go to the Driver tab and select Roll Back Driver.

If the Roll Back Driver option is unavailable, it means there is no previous version driver.

Besides, you can troubleshoot your sound equipment to detect and fix the issue. Just right-click on the sound icon in the taskbar and choose Troubleshoot sound problems.

Finally, it may due to viruses or malware that prevents you from using your sound device on your machine. To verify that, you need to perform a virus scan.

  • Open Windows 11 command prompt (CMD).
  • Input sfc / scannow and press Enter.
  • Wait until it finishes.
  • If there is virus and damaged system files on your PC, this command will repair it by the way. Or, you can rely on antivirus to help you fix the issue and remove viruses.

    1. Check if You’ve Muted Your Audio

    Some Windows laptops have a dedicated mute button. You may sometimes mute your device accidentally, or it may happen automatically due to a glitch. Often the mute button comes with an indicator to show if the device is in mute mode.

    If you have a multi-function mute button, use the Fn key + Mute key to unmute your device. You can also unmute the device by toggling the volume slider in Action Center.

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