Fix Failed to Play Test Tone Error in Windows 10

The failed to play test tone error occurs when there is a problem between the Windows system and the sound drivers. Most of the users are facing this Failed to Play Test Tone Error when they moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Microsoft changed many things in Windows 10 and thus you also have to update your device drivers. It is an irritating error because you are not able to play anything.

Well, to fix this error, we found some working solutions to fix Failed to Play Sound Test HDMI issue in Windows 10 and 8.

Method 1- Restart Windows Audio Services

The first method to get the sound of your PC back is by restarting the Windows Audio Services

Step 1- Windows + R to open Run.

Step 2- Type services.msc > Ok.

Step 3- Find Windows Audio > right-click > Restart.

If this method or solution does not work for you switch on to the other methods.

Method 2- Repair Corrupted Windows Files

In this method, you need to check and repair the corrupted windows files.

Step 1- Open Run box and then type cmd > OK.


Step 2-  Type sfc / scannow > Enter.

That’s it and your problem is resolved.

Method 3- Change the Sample Rate

Changing the sample rate may also help solve the problem for you.

Step 1- Right-click on the sound icon  right corner of the desktop)

Step 2- Select Playback devices.

Step 3- Select your sound card > Properties.

Step 4- Click on Advanced change sample rate to another sample such as 16 bit, 48000 Hz.

Step 4- Click on Apply.

If the sample rate is not set by default > click Restore Defaults.

Method 4- Disable Audio Enhancements

Step 1- Right-click on the Speaker icon > select Sound.

Step 2- right-click > Properties.

Step 3- Go to Enhancements >  mark the option Disable all enhancements.

Step 4- Click Apply.

Restart your PC and see if the problem still persists.

Method 5- Install the High Definition Audio Device driver

The last method is to update the Audio drivers.

Step 1- Open Run Box.

Step 2- Type ‘Devmgmt.msc’ > enter to open Device Manager.

Step 3- Expand Sound, video and game controller > Right-click on the Audio Driver > Update Driver Software.

Step 4-  Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

If it is not able to update your graphics card then you need to again select Update Driver Software.

Step 5- Select “Browse my computer for driver software.

Step 6- Choose Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Select the apt driver and click Next.

Step 7- Wait for the process to complete. Restart your PC.

That’s it!

You can comment below if you are facing any other Windows 10 issues.

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