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Things break and on Windows 10, they tend to break often. There are certain components on the OS that tend to create more trouble than others which is why there’s a troubleshooting app built-in on Windows 10. You can run it for whatever type of problem you’re having. It is strongly recommended that you not clear the check boxes selected by default, as doing so will leave your computer vulnerable to threats.
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Slowly enable the items again, one at a time until the problem resurfaces. A startup item can often be the cause of a problem.
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- Some driver updates are packaged into general Windows 10 updates, and some are available independently from creators such as Realtek.
- If you see a new update, it could be the solution to your problems.
- Otherwise, consider buying a new computer with compatible drivers — especially if your current machine is rapidly growing outdated.
- At intervals, visit both the manufacturer of your sound card and the Windows update icon and check for the latest updates if your sound problem has still not been resolved.
In Windows, search for and open the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics for Windows app. The designated button combination varies by model and production date. If the previous step does not work, refer to the User Guide for your specific model, or check the table of models listed in HP Notebook PCs – How to Power Reset Your Laptop for the proper button combination.
This is because Windows 10 doesn’t start everything up at once. It does so sequentially so that the system isn’t immediately overburdened with all the processes, system or otherwise, that need to start.
To get the Wizard to fix a specific type of damage, select the check box to the left of the openal32.dll damage description. By default, the Wizard fixes damage belonging to the groups of recommended and strongly recommended actions. If you do not want to fix a specific type of damage, clear the check box next to it.
Many startup errors and other problems can be resolved by decreasing the amount of power stored in hardware components. Decreasing stored power is sometimes referred to as a Hard Reset. He’s written about technology for nearly a decade and was a PCWorld columnist for two years.