[Solved] Windows 10 volume increases automatically

While issues with sound are very common with systems, most of them are usually lower than expected sound or distortion with sound. Another known issue is while using the VLC media players when users try to push the volume beyond 100% and it spoils the speakers. However, a very unusual issue reported by many users is when:





Windows 10 volume increases automatically

As discussed in Microsoft forums, the volume shoots to 100% at times and this could be a very annoying situation.

Cause

We cannot state any one cause for the same, but as Microsoft works towards finding the reason, it is improving its audio troubleshooter which could be used before attempting manual steps.

Try the following solutions one by one:

Solution 1] Uninstall 3rd party music players

To isolate the issue, try identifying whether the problem is with a certain music player app or with the system itself. Try playing the sound with Windows Media Player and if we face the same issue, proceed to other solutions. If it is with a certain 3rd party application, uninstall the application itself. Most computer brands advise users against using the VLC player.

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command control panel. Press Enter to open the Control Panel.

2] Select Programs and Features and it will display the list of all programs installed on the system.

3] Right-click and uninstall the troublesome 3rd party media player.

 

Solution 2] Run the audio troubleshooter

As mentioned earlier, the causes behind the issue could be many and all of them are not covered by the audio troubleshooter. But if it works, it’s worth a try.

1] Click on the Start button and then the gear-like symbol to open the Settings menu.

2] Go to Updates and Security >> Troubleshoot.

3] Select Playing audio from the options and run the audio troubleshooter.

Audio Troubleshooter

 

Restart the system once the process is done and check if it helps.

 

Solution 3] Check the audio hardware

A wise decision before attempting manual troubleshooting would be to verify if the issue is with the hardware itself. It’s easy. Try plugging in the speaker or headphone with some other system and check it the issue persists. If yes, replace the hardware, if no, proceed to further solutions.

Solution 4] Windows update

Windows update could be helpful in resolving this issue.

1] Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings page.

2] Go to Updates and Security and click on Update now.

3] Restart the system and check if it helps resolve the issue.

 

Windows Update





 

Solution 5] Rollback Windows updates

1] Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings page.

2] Go to Updates and Security and click on View update history.

3] Select Uninstall updates.

4] Right-click and install the most recent update.

 

Roll Back Drivers

 

Restart the system and check if it makes a difference.

 

Solution 6] Update the audio driver

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command devmgmt.msc. Press Enter to open the Device Manager.

2] In the audio inputs and outputs section, right-click and update all the drivers.

 

Update Audio Drivers

 

We could also consider uninstalling the drivers and restarting the system. If that doesn’t help either, the drivers could be downloaded and installed from the manufacturer’s website.

Hope it helps!


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