How To Fix Windows 10 Volume Randomly Jumping To 100%


The bugs in Windows 10 refuse to die. There are so many obscure bugs that even a year after Windows 10’s release, and two major updates later, they are all yet to be resolved. One bug that plagues the audio on a Windows 10 system is the volume randomly jumping to 100%. All you need to do to trigger it, if it effects you, is to pause the audio playing in an app, switch to a different one and then back to the one which is playing audio. When you play it again, the volume is likely to jump to 100%. If you are experiencing this problem, there is a very simple solution to get rid of it. Here’s what you need to do.

Open the Sound settings panel. You can access it from Control Panel, search for it via Windows Search, or just right-click the speaker icon in the system tray ans select ‘Sounds’ from the context menu.

On the Playback tab, right-click your speakers and select ‘Properties’. Go to the ‘Enhancements’ tab and turn off ‘Disable all enhancements’. If available on your system, uncheck the ‘Immediate mode’ as well. This should fix it but if the problem persists after this fix, try restarting Windows.

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If, despite the restart, your problem doesn’t go away then you need to uninstall your sound drivers and install them again. Make sure you don’t enable enhancements after installing the drivers.

A lot of Windows 10 bugs are a result of driver incompatibility. Windows 10 was built to run on older systems which sounds great but isn’t all that practical. Older systems might not have the latest hardware available. When you’re dealing with legacy hardware, drivers or a lack thereof, can cause problems which is why so many bugs boil down to the drivers installed. Often you will find the drivers haven’t been updated properly and in such a case, bugs are much harder to resolve.

  • Alex

    I’ve been using Windows 10 for over a year and have never had that problem.

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  • Arcest

    That problem happens on some Asus with Realtek hardware.