Windows 10 maxes out volume sometimes

I was watching some videos on YouTube and noticed that whenever the video paused, or it had to buffer, for example, skipping a little bit ahead, the volume would suddenly jump to the maximum level. I think this is a Microsoft 10 issue, since I tried on both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but I am not sure. Does anyone else have this problem, or know how to solve it? Thanks! 

I had the exact same problem after upgrade to Windows 10, that is, playing a video anywhere (youtube, local file, etc.), pausing, waiting a few seconds, and playing again would result in a volume change without any real change in the speaker volume meter.

The following fixed it for me:

  1. Click start and type sound and hit enter (to open the Sound window). Or you can alternatively right-click on the sound icon in the tray area and select Sounds.
  2. Select the Playback tab and then right-click on the Speakers and select Properties.
  3. Go to Enhancements tab (if you have it) and uncheck Disable all sound effects (or any similar thing you might have in there).

For me it immediately fixed the problem, so give it a go and see what happens.

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Last updated June 17, 2021 Views 20,223 Applies to: