Fix: Failed to play test tone on Windows 10

It is quite annoying whenever the users on Windows 10 failed to play test tone error. There are numerous reasons behind it, and there is no point in discussing them. Let us straight jump to various methods to immediately fix that issue. Below we have written some of the methods, make sure to read them carefully to avoid any mistake.

  1. Speaker Setting

Several users have stated that after update the setting of speakers automatically reset to Quadraphonic. Thus, the users need to simply go to settings, then choose speaker settings. Thereafter, they need to change the settings to 5.1 from Quadraphonic.

  • Default Driver

The users need to try to switch to default drivers. Here are the ways to do it.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Find your audio driver in it.
  3. Tap on the located driver and uninstall it.
  4. Pick the option of Delete the driver software for this device.
  5. Thereafter, choose to uninstall.

Once the driver gets uninstalled successfully, then tap on Search for new hardware to get to the default audio driver.

  • High Definition Audio Device

Here are the ways to do it.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Find your audio driver in it.
  3. Tap on the icon of Update driver.
  4. Click on the option of Browse my computer for driver software.
  5. Thereafter, tap on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  6. Navigate to High Definition Audio Device.
  7. Press on the icon of Next.
  8. Click on the Yes tab.

Once the users reset all the settings as discussed above, then the issue will not be going to trouble them again.

  • Sound Format

Here are the ways to do it.

  1. Tap on the volume icon.
  2. Choose the option of Playback.
  3. Go to the icon of Set as Default Device to set the setting of speakers to default.
  4. Thereafter, tap on the option of properties and then choose the tab of Advanced.
  5. Press on the icon of Apply and then hit the OK button from the Default Format tab.

The users need to check if the issues still persisted or not. If not, then various users have stated about fixing a similar issue through manually set the settings to Restore Default.

  • Disable Audio Enhancements

Here are the ways to do it.

  1. Navigate to Speaker Properties.
  2. Go to the option of Enhancements.
  3. Click on the icon of Disable all enhancements.
  4. Tap on the option of Apply.
  5. Hit the Ok button to continue.

Once the users reset all the settings as discussed above, then the issue will not be going to trouble them again.

  • Disable Exclusive mode

Here are the ways to do it.

  1. The users need to go to Speaker Properties.
  2. Thereafter, they need to visit the Advanced option.
  3. Then requires going to the Exclusive Mode tab.
  4. Press on the icon of Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device.
  5. Click on the option of Apply.
  6. Tap on the OK button to implement the changes.

Once the users reset all the settings as discussed above, then the issue will not be going to trouble them again.

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