Fix: Volume Automatically Going Up/Down on Windows

Volume automatically goes down/up, an issue that occurs due to software conflict and defective audio drivers. These reasons are the main and confirmed by the majority of users that have encountered this issue. Per our research, the leading cause of this issue is the conflict of applications like GPU and motherboard vendors. Although these applications are used to update the hardware drivers, they may also be behind, causing this issue.

Volume Automatically goes down-up on Windows 10
Volume Automatically goes down-up on Windows 10

Below we have provided a proper detailed cause:-

  • Causing Application is added to Vendor-  Hardware vendor application can conflict with the Windows sound when the game runs. Thus, the sound automatically goes up and down.
  • Corrupted or Defective Realtek Drivers- As it turns out, corrupted and defective audio drivers are also involved in causing this issue. As per the research, an update was released from the Realtek audio drivers, but it seemed that the update was defective and causing this issue.
  • Enabled Communication Activity- Communication Activity reduces the sound by around 80 to 50 percent according to the percentage you selected. However, it can lead you to this issue. Therefore, adjust and disable the communication activity to get rid of this issue.
  • Stopped Windows audio Service- Windows audio services handles the main sound of your computer. If it gets stopped, you won’t hear any sound from the computer, but it can also trigger the automatically sound going up and down the issue.
  • Enabled Enhancements- The sound enhancement feature allows users to make a sound better by applying the enhancement provided by Microsoft and third-party vendors. Although it is good to use enhancement, it sometimes causes issues with sound.
  • Conflict Of Application- If there are any third-party applications including the vendors and you are not aware of that. So this is a conflict of applications or software conflict. To prevent this, you will need to perform a clean boot.

1. Remove Causing Apps from Hardware Vendor Applications

Vendors allow users to optimize their apps according to the hardware. It keeps the drivers up to date and also provides a good experience. However, significant users find themselves receiving this issue due to vendor applications such as ASUS Armoury Crate and other vendors. Therefore, if you have added any applications to the vendors, we advise removing apps from there as they can conflict with the sound. Below are the steps:-

  1. Launch the Vendor Application, and go to Scenario Profiles from left
    Go to Scenario Profiles
    Go to Scenario Profiles
  2. Remove the app from the scenario profiles and check if the issue persists.
    Remove Applications From Scenario Profiles
    Remove Applications From Scenario Profiles

2. Re-install Audio Driver

Defective audio drivers could also be involved as a culprit. It turns out the issue occurs after updating Realtek audio driver. To fix this, reinstalling the driver will fix this issue.

  1. To reinstall the Realtek audio driver, press the Windows + R to launch the Run Program
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK

    Haed to the Device Manager
    Head to the Device Manager
  3. Expand the audio drivers menu
  4. Right-click the current audio driver and click Uninstall Device

    Uninstalling Audio Driver
    Uninstalling Audio Driver
  5. Now restart your computer to install the audio driver
  6. Once done, check if the issue is resolved.

3. Disable Communications Activity

Communication Activity is a feature for Windows. It detects the communication on Windows and adjusts the other application’s audio. When you attend the call on the computer, the other application sounds will automatically be lower according to the percentage you selected. It is a great feature on Windows, but several users have managed to resolve this issue by disabling communication activity.

  1. To disable the communication activity, right-click the audio icon from the bottom and click Sounds

    Click Sounds
    Click Sounds
  2. Go to Communication and select Do Nothing
  3. Click Apply and click OK

    Disable Communication Activity
    Disable Communication Activity
  4. Once done, check if the volume still goes down and up automatically.

4. Perform a Clean Boot

If you cannot find which applications interfere and cause automatic audio goes up and down, you will need to perform a clean boot. A process used to disable irrelevant applications at the startup, mostly used for diagnosing software conflict.

  1. To perform a clean boot, press the Win + R keys at the same
  2. Type MSConfig and click OK

    Navigating to MS Configuration
    Navigating to MS Configuration
  3. Choose the Selective Startup and go to Services from the top
    Select Selective Startup
    Select Selective Startup
  4. Check the Hide All Microsoft Services
  5. Then, click Disable All
  6. Click Apply then click OKBooting Windows in a Clean Boot
  7. Restart your computer and check if the issue still persists.

5. Disable Audio Enhancement

Audio Enhancement improves the performance of the sound. No dought, it improves the sound quality, but in certain cases, it can cause issues with the sound. Follow the steps to disable audio enhancements:-

  1. Right-click the sound icon from the taskbar
  2. Click Sounds from the listed options
    Click Sounds
    Click Sounds
  3. Go to Playback from top
  4. Right-click the current Speaker icon and click Properties

    Navigating to Sound Properties
    Navigating to Sound Properties
  5. Go to Enhancements and tick Disable All Enhancements
  6. Once done, click Apply and click OK

    Disabling Audio Enhancement
    Disabling Audio Enhancement
  7. Now run the causing application and check if the issue is fixed.`

6. Run Playing Audio Troubleshooter

If the issue is still there, another thing you can try is to run a playing audio troubleshooter. Playing audio troubleshooter will fix the problem regarding audio.

  1. To run a playing audio troubleshooter, go to Settings by pressing the Win + I
  2. Head to the Update & Security
    Go to Update & Security
    Go to Update & Security
  3. Click Troubleshoot from the left pane
  4. Click Additional TroubleshootersClick Additional TroubleshootersClick Additional Troubleshooters
  5. Select Playing Audio and click Run The Troubleshooter

    Running Playing Audio Troubleshooter
    Running Playing Audio Troubleshooter
  6. If it detects something, except the audio enhancement then fix it
  7. Once done check if the issue is resolved.

7. Restart Windows Audio Service

Windows Audio Service manages the overall audio of Windows. If the service gets disabled, then the services that depend on the audio service will not work properly and cause issues. Therefore, to fix this, try restarting the Windows audio service. Below are the steps:-

  1. Press Windows + R to launch Run Program
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter

    Go to Services Window
    Go to Services Window
  3. Locate Windows Audio and double-click on it
  4. Select Automatic from the Startup Type
  5. Click Apply then click Start to start the service
    Restarting Windows Audio Service
    Restarting Windows Audio Service
  6. Once done click OK and check if the issue is fixed.
Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.

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