Should your Dell computer—or any other computer, for that matter—ever encounter sound and video driver issues, there are a number of things that you can do in order to fix the problems. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency is crucial, particularly now that computers have become such an integral part of our lives.
Verify That the Problem Is With the Drivers
The first thing that you need to do in order to fix problems with your Dell computer is verify that the issue is actually being caused by drivers. There are many things that can cause loss of audio and video signals on a computer, including unplugged speakers and faulty monitors.
In order to verify a driver problem, you need to open your computer’s Device Manager. Device Manager is where every piece of hardware that forms your computer is listed. In Windows 10, Device Manager can be opened in a number of ways, including by right-clicking on the Start button at the bottom left corner of your screen. Choose Device Manager from the list that shows up.
Identify the Faulty Driver
If any of your hardware components are having driver problems, they will have a small triangle, which has an exclamation mark in the center, appended to their names. Check to see if this is present on your computer’s audio and video drivers.
Resolving the Issue
If indeed you are having driver issues, as shown by the yellow triangle, there are several ways to resolve the problems. One of these ways involves deleting the problematic driver from your computer by right-clicking on the driver name and selecting “Uninstall.” Don’t worry about completely losing the driver, because all that you need to do in order to reinstall it is to restart your computer.
You can also try to resolve the issue by updating the drivers. In order to do so, right-click on the driver name and select “Update Driver Software.” You can either let Windows automatically search for the needed drivers or update the drivers from your computer’s storage.
The Best Way
As you might have guessed, the above method is a cumbersome way of resolving sound and video driver issues on your Dell computer. The good thing is that there is another way you can keep your Dell computer problem-free—by automatically receiving driver updates.
Install, Scan, Review, and Update Drivers Using SafeBytes
We recommend that you keep your Dell computer running as it was designed to using DriverAssist from SafeBytes. DriverAssist is a safe-to-use device driver management utility that has been designed to give you peace of mind by ensuring that all the drivers that are on your computer are kept up to date. This includes the audio and video drivers that you need in order to continue watching your favorite movie and listening to your favorite song.
SafeBytes is a Microsoft accredited partner, and all the utilities that it makes are safe to use on computers. The good thing about DriverAssist is that it comes with Advanced Driver Intelligence, which means that it is able to identify all the devices that are on your computer. Where necessary, it then updates the drivers, thus ensuring that you have an uninterrupted computing experience.