If you’re reading this post, then the chances are you have the same problem I did… I spent two frustrating days searching for solutions for no sound on Windows 10 PC until finally fixing the issue with something very simple.
I sincerely hope this post helps you out and saves you time. The video will walk you through the 3 options below.
So, I’ll start with the fix that worked for me and then list some of the other solutions for no sound that I researched:
- Worked (for me): as per the video, right mouse on the audio icon in the bottom toolbar, open up the ‘Volume Mixer’ menu. GTA V needs to be running or it won’t appear. Check if the sound is muted and if so, unmute. I finally found this solution as I noticed that Google Chrome had no sound either and that was where I noticed this fix.
- Works for others: this one seems to work for a number of people given the comments online. You essentially need to run the Direct X setup again. Navigate to it via Program Files > Rockstar Games > GTA V > Redistributibles > Direct X and then click on DXSETUP to update Direct X
- Might work: within the Rockstar launcher there is a Settings menu (top right). When you’re within Settings, click on GTA V and then try the Verify Integrity option. This checks for missing or corrupted files and when I ran it, the infamous Direct X showed up. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me, but might for you
These are the list of successful options that I found online. I also tried many (many) other things. I didn’t go down the nuclear option of uninstalling and reinstalling GTA V, but did use the Repair option which probably does a similar job to option three above.
Along with this list I reinstalled my sound drivers, disabled and re-enabled my speakers and tried the Windows sound troubleshooter. This last one is worth a try at the very least.
I also checked my computer history and saw that there had been a Windows update a week ago which seemed to correspond with the time that the sound went. It took a full morning to revert those changes, but they did nothing. I also deleted all my temporary files to no effect.
I’m still none the wiser as to what made the change in my sound settings in the first place.
Please let me know in the comments if this or another solution has worked for you and hopefully it will help others as well.