Crackling or distortion through your speakers can be dreadful.Before any system checks, ensure your connections are up to scratch.Windows has an uncanny knack for disabling certain services.Audio services certainly don’t escape this ‘helping’ hand.They may just inserting that little bit further, or a bit of a wiggle.If that doesn’t work, try looking at any speaker enhancements.Services are long-running executable applications that keep your system ticking over. If the service has been stopped for any reason, your system audio will not function correctly. Whilst you are here double-check the service start-up type. Whilst this service says it has Started, sometimes restarting it can fix audio issues.They manage devices, your audio, monitor settings, remember passwords, and select the matching result. Do this by double-clicking the service, then selecting Stop followed by Start.
Also check the speakers you are attempting to play sound through.
No matter how experienced you are at troubleshooting previous versions of Windows, you won’t be fully prepared to start... This should resolve any common audio issues, whilst also checking and updating your drivers if required.
Similarly, if you are using USB speakers you can follow the same instructions to check if your USB drivers need updating.
They won’t cure everything, but they will certainly get close to a wide range of irritating, rage inducing problems.
Hopefully you’re now watching that episode of Peppa Pig you were so desperate to see. Gavin is the Technology Explained Editor, as well as a Security and Windows regular.
Quickly attach another device to the speaker input to ensure it is your computer and not your speaker units.