Addressing No Audio Issue For Windows 10? [Post KB5015878 Update]

by | Mar 7, 2024

You’re not alone if you’re experiencing issues with audio on Windows 10 such as missing audio, no audio, or broken audio as the most recent Windows update, known as KB5015878 utterly messed everything up.

On the Official Windows Health Dashboard website, Microsoft has actually publicly recognised the issues. Microsoft has given remedies for the problem and even implemented the Known Issue Rollback System (KIR) to stop the bug from propagating in order to fix it.

Different users are being impacted by the issue in various ways. For instance, a full audio blackout is being experienced by certain users. While some people are having audio issues with particular ports, gadgets, or software.

Therefore, keep reading to learn how to totally fix the No Audio for Windows 10 Problem.

Fix Broken Audio For Windows 10

Microsoft has already implemented the Known Issue Rollback System (KIR), as was already announced, to stop the flaw from propagating. This indicates that the end user won’t need to take any action in order for the known issue to be fixed.

However, if you continue to experience issues, try one of these three solutions.

If You Haven’t Yet Installed The Update

As the blog post’s title indicates, do these easy steps if you haven’t yet updated your PC to entirely prevent the audio issues.

This problem could be avoided by updating your audio device driver, commonly known as “sound drivers” or “sound card drivers.” Installing updated drivers from your Windows device manufacturer’s (OEM) website or through Windows Update may solve this problem. It is advised that you make a backup of all your settings before applying the update if you use any sophisticated audio programmes, such as Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).

If Only Certain Apps Are Impacted

Follow this solution if you’re having audio issues with only certain ports, devices, or programs.

Verify that the audio devices set within those apps are the expected devices. Audio endpoints might be reinitialized after KB5015878 is installed and some apps might set the audio devices for microphone and speakers to default.

The Windows Multimedia Device (MMDevice) ID may be cached by the applications if the device settings within the app are as intended. Caching the MMDevice ID is not advised; instead, you should reinstall the app in question or get in touch with the developer’s support to find out how to fix the problem when audio endpoints are reinitialized and have new MMDevice IDs.

If Your Audio Is Completely Gone

Follow the advice in this section if you installed the Windows update on your computer and the system audio is entirely missing.

The Windows audio or sound troubleshooter might be able to resolve the issue for you. You can launch the troubleshooter from Fix sound or audio problems in Windows by selecting the Open Get Help button in the article. The Get Help dialog window should open, and you will need to select yes to open the troubleshooter.

  • Check your speaker output
  • Run the audio troubleshooter
  • Verify that all Windows Updates are installed
  • Check your cables, plugs, jacks, volume, speaker, and headphone connections
  • Check sound settings
  • Fix your audio drivers
  • Set your audio device as the default device
  • Turn off audio enhancements
  • Restart Audio Services
  • Try different audio formats
  • Restart to apply installed updates
  • Check for IDT High Definition Audio CODEC in Device Manager
  • If you have microphone issues, make sure your privacy settings are configured properly

If your device’s audio is still not working as expected, follow the instructions given below as mentioned in the following Microsft’s arcticle to Disable Audio Enhancements.

If you don’t see a signal when you test the microphone, you may have a problem with your device’s audio enhancements (APOs). To disable audio enhancements:

  • Select Additional device properties from the Device Properties panel. (Start > Settings > System > Sound > Select your microphone from the dropdown under Input > Device Properties >Additional device properties)
  • Depending on your manufacturer, the setting to disable audio enhancements will either be on the Enhancements tab, or the Advanced tab.
  • On the Enhancements tab, select either the Disable all enhancements or the Disable all sound effects check box (depending on which option you see), and then select OK.
  • If you don’t see the setting there, select the Advanced tab, and look for the setting, Enable audio enhancements. If the manufacturer located the setting here, uncheck the box to disable audio enhancements.
  • If you have more than one audio input device, repeat these steps for each device and then test your microphone.