The products by Microsoft are well-known, and most users choose Windows as their operating system.
However, some users reported that their computer doesn’t boot in safe mode and that they can’t access sound in safe mode.
Sound in safe mode is a Windows feature that lets users access sound in safe mode.
Since many users reported not being able to access sound in safe mode, we will show you how to fix it.
- The “Unable to enable sound in safe mode” message is usually caused by drivers issues.
- The drivers can be fixed by updating them or reverting to an older build.
- The “Unable to enable sound in safe mode” can also be resolved by disabling the antivirus.
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Move the Sound, Video, and Game Controllers folder
- Right-click the sound icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar and select Open Sound Preferences.
- Click on Sound in the System Preferences window, then select Output.
- In the Output tab, select Sound (or Built-in Output).
- Open the Terminal, then type the following commands and press Enter after each:
Enable Classic theme
- Open Settings app and select Personalization from the menu.
- Navigate to Colors section.
- Select the Make text and other items larger option.
- Next, enable the Use Classic theme option.
- Now, click the Apply and OK buttons.
Reinstall the multimedia audio device driver
- Right-click Start and open Device Manager.
- Locate the audio driver and right-click it.
- Choose Uninstall device from the menu.
- After uninstalling the driver, restart your computer and then install the driver again.
Run the troubleshooter
- Press the Windows key + S, enter troubleshoot, and select Troubleshoot settings from the results.
- Navigate to the Additional troubleshooters section and double-click on Program and Features to open the window shown in snapshot directly below.
- Press the Run the troubleshooter button.
- Then select the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter option on the window that opens.
- Press the Next button.
- Select the Apply repairs automatically option.
- Press the Finish button.
- Restart Windows.
Run the SFC and DISM scans
- Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Navigate to Update & Security section.
- Now select Troubleshoot option.
- Select Additional troubleshooters.
- Locate the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter and click Run the troubleshooter.
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
- Run the DISM.
- Press Windows key + R to open Run.
- Type services.msc and press Enter or click OK.
- Locate the Windows Update service and right-click it.
- Select Stop.
- Wait for the service to reboot.
- Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.
Update the audio driver
- Go to Device Manager.
- Expand Sound, video and game controllers.
- Right-click on the driver and choose Update driver.
- Select Search automatically for drivers.