(SOLVED) Windows 10 Volume Randomly Goes Up to 100%


Windows 10 Laptop volume goes up to 100%

 

Why Does the Volume on My Laptop Keep Going up?

The volume on a laptop can keep increasing due to a bug in the Windows 10 operating system. While this often happens without manual adjustment, there are users who have experienced this issue when opening multiple browser tabs or windows that produce sound.

 

Reasons why your Laptop Volume Keeps Increasing

  • There is a driver compatibility problem. The default Realtek audio drivers aren’t getting updated properly.
  • The volume mixer values aren’t getting changed even after a modification or change in the sound volume.
  • A physical trigger such as stuck volume keys gets activated. This may be something like the volume keys on the keyboard getting stuck. Sometimes, connected devices like a USB dongle or a mouse can cause the issue.

 

Laptop volume randomly goes up by itself

One common problem that users face on their Windows 10 laptops is that the volume increases by itself on a random basis. You can fix this problem by turning off audio enhancements in windows.

Method 1

This method involves doing a clean boot so that third-party applications get disabled and only basic drivers run on the system.

  1. Click Start and search for ‘misconfig’. You can also click on the Search icon and type ‘misconfig’.
  2. Select the System Configuration app from the search results displayed to open the System Configuration dialog box.
  3. Click on Services tab and select the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox.
  4. Click the Disable all button.
  5. Click the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager to open the Task Manager window.
  6. Click the Startup tab and select Disable as the status for each startup item individually.
  7. Close the Task Manager window.
  8. Click OK in the System Configuration dialog box.
  9. Restart the laptop.

 

Method 2

  1. Open the Settings app and click on Update and Security.
  2. In the left panel, click Troubleshoot.
  3. In the Get up and running section, click Playing Audio.
  4. Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
  5. Click the Search icon and type Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
  6. Click the Hardware and Sound option to open the Hardware and Sound window.
  7. Click the Device Manager link to open the Device Manager window.
  8. Click on Audio inputs and outputs to display your audio device.
  9. Right-click the audio device and select Properties to open the Properties window.
  10. Click the Driver tab and click the Roll Back Driver button.
  11. Follow the Roll Back instructions.

 

You can also do Steps 1 to 3 by selecting System from the menu in the Settings app followed by Sound and Troubleshoot.

Apart from following the above steps, you may want to consider turning off audio enhancements as well.

You may find that updating the driver fixes the problem rather than opting for a rollback.

 

Method 3

  1. Click on Start icon and type sound. Enter to open the Sound window.
  2. Click the Playback tab and right-click on the Speakers option.
  3. Click on Properties to open the Properties window.
  4. Click the Enhancements tab and clear the Disable all sound effects checkbox.

 

Method 4

  1. Open the Control Panel and type troubleshooting.
  2. Select the Troubleshooting option.
  3. In the left panel, click View all to open the All Categories window.
  4. In the Troubleshoot computer problems section, select the Playing Audio option.
  5. Follow the given troubleshooting instructions.
  6. Restart the laptop and check if the problem still exists.

 

Method 5

  1. Open the Control Panel and click the Hardware and Sound link.
  2. In the Sound section, click the Adjust system volume link to open the Volume Mixer window.
  3. Move the sliders down to decrease the volume.

 

Why is Windows 10 Volume Always at Max Level

Some Windows 10 users have complained that the sound levels on their computers are always at the maximum level even after they have reduced it. Changing your audio driver to Windows native audio driver can fix the issue.

 

Method 1

In most cases, a rollback of the drivers to their previous versions solves the problem. However, there are instances where an update has solved the problem.

  1. Open the Control Panel and type device manager.
  2. Click Device Manager to open the Device Manager window.
  3. Select the Sound, video and game controllers option and expand it to show the list.
  4. Right-click on the Sound card option and right-click Uninstall.
  5. Download the latest version of the setup file of the driver from the manufacturer’s website and proceed with the installation.

 

Method 2

This method involves reverting to the Windows native audio driver.

  1. Open the Control Panel and type ‘device manager’.
  2. Click Device Manager to open the Device Manager window.
  3. Select the Sound, video and game controllers option and expand it to show the list.
  4. Right-click on the Realtek High Definition Audio option and select Update driver.
  5. In the Update Drivers – Realtek Audio window, select the Browse my computer for driver software option.
  6. Click on the Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer option.
  7. Select the Show compatible hardware checkbox and select the High Definition Audio option.
  8. Click the Next button to display the Update Driver Warning dialog box.
  9. Click Yes to install the driver.
  10. Restart the laptop if you are prompted to do so.

Method 3

This method involves rebooting the laptop in Safe mode to run Windows with factory default settings and no third-party drivers.

  1. Open the Settings window.
  2. Click on Update & Security followed by Recovery.
  3. Click the Open Recovery Settings button.
  4. In the Advanced Startup window, click Restart now to restart the computer.
  5. In the Choose an option window, click Troubleshoot followed by Advanced options and Startup Settings in that order.
  6. Click the Restart button.
  7. When the PC restarts, select option 4 from the list or press F4 to start the system in Safe Mode. If you want to access the Internet, select option 5 from the list or press F5.

 

Method 4

  1. Open the Control Panel and type sound.
  2. Click Sound to open the Sound window.
  3. Click the Communications tab.
  4. Select the Do nothing option.
  5. Click OK.

 

You can also lower the sound levels in the Volume Mixer window.

 

Method 5

  1. Open the Control Panel and type device manager.
  2. Click Device Manager to open the Device Manager window.
  3. Select the Audio inputs and outputs option and expand it to display the drivers available.
  4. Right-click on the High Definition Audio Device option.
  5. Select Disable and choose the option prompted.
  6. Click OK and close the window.

 

Method 6

  1. Open the Control Panel and type sound.
  2. Click Sound to open the Sound window.
  3. Click the Playback tab.
  4. Select the Speakers / Headphones option and click the Properties button to open the Speakers / Headphones Properties window.
  5. Click the Advanced tab.
  6. In the Exclusive Mode section, clear the Allow applications to take exclusive control on this device checkbox.
  7. Click OK.

 

How to Fix Windows 10 Volume Randomly Jumping to 100%

You can fix the Windows 10 volume randomly jumping to 100% by rolling back a windows update or updating the operating system.

Method 1

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs and Features to display the programs installed on the computer.
  3. Select the third party media player from the list.
  4. Right-click on the Program and click Uninstall.
  5. Click OK.

 

Method 2

Sometimes, updating the Windows 10 operating system to the latest version can resolve the problem.

  1. Open the Settings window and click Update & Security.
  2. Click the Update Now button.
  3. Restart the computer once the update is done.

 

Method 3

While a Windows 10 update can resolve the problem occasionally, sometimes a rollback to the previous version is what actually works. In this case, you’ll have to reload the previous version of the operating system on your computer.

  1. Open the Settings window and click Update & Security.
  2. In the Download and install section, select the View update history option.
  3. Click the Uninstall Updates link.
  4. Right-click and uninstall the latest update.
  5. Restart the system and check if the problem persists.

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