Many Windows 10 users have reported that their PC volume keeps going down on its own.
This could be an annoying issue for many, but not to worry, in this article, we will explore some of the best solutions for Windows volume that keeps going down.
Why does my volume keep going up and down by itself Windows 10?
If you have experienced the random changes in your Windows volume, this could be triggered by a few elements including the following:
- Conflicts between applications – Conflicts between applications can cause automatic volume increase or decrease.
- Outdated audio drivers – The problem of volume automatically going down can also be caused by outdated audio drivers.
- Malware – For some users, there could be malware that interferes with the standard functionality of the volume.
- Audio control malfunction – These may be physical keys or a key on the keyboard. If they have a defect, they will interfere with the normal operation of the volume.
So now that we know some of the common causes of computer volume keeps going down. We are going to look at some of the steps you can take to fix this issue.
What can I do if my computer volume keeps going down?
1. Update Audio Driver
- Click on Windows + X and then select Device Manager.
- Expand the Sound, video, and game controllers tab then right-click on the audio driver and select update drivers.
- Lastly, select Search automatically for drivers and install any available updates.
2. Modify the Sound Enhancement setting
- In the bottom right corner of the desktop, right-click the Sounds icon and select Sounds.
- Click the Communications tab at the top, click the radio button for Do nothing and then click OK.
- Next step is to click on the Playback tab, right-click on the Speakers option and select Properties.
- Now select the Enhancements tab, tick the box next to Disable all sound effects and click OK.
- Now restart your computer and check if this step had any impact on the volume.
3. Perform a Clean Boot
- Click on Windows + R at the same time.
- Type msConfig and click OK.
- Click the Selective startup option and go to Services at the top.
- Click the Hide all Microsoft services and select Disable all, click Apply, and then OK.
- Restart your PC to check if the issue persists.
4. Restart Windows Audio Service
- Select Windows + R then type services.msc and press Enter.
- Look for Windows Audio and double click on it.
- Choose Automatic from the Startup type option, select Apply and click Start to run the service.
- Once the service stops running, check to see if the problem has been fixed.
5. Run Audio Troubleshooter
- Click Windows + I and select Update & Security.
- From the left pane select Troubleshoot and then click on Additional troubleshooters.
- Select Playing Audio and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Once you finish troubleshooting, check to see if the problem persists.
6. Downgrade to Windows Generic Drivers
- Click Windows + X and select Device Manager.
- Expand the Sound, video and games controllers, right-click on Realtek Audio and click Update driver.
- Click Browse my computer for drivers.
- Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
- Select High Definition Audio Device and click Next.
- Once you finish installation, restart your PC and check for any improvement.
7. Disconnect your Mouse
Many users have observed that Windows volume keeps going down as a result of a faulty mouse. This can be fixed easily by turning off the computer and unplugging the mouse.
Restart the computer and check if the problem still persists. It is important to note that a volume key being stuck can also cause this problem, so we recommend checking your keyboard.
Windows volume keeps going down can be frustrating to deal with, but the solutions shown in this article, can help you easily fix this issue.
Feel free to let us know which solution helped you fix this problem in the comments below.