During night I turn my volume up all the way for my alarms and this morning it glitched, as well as a few days ago.

I'll press the button and it'll go slow. When I stop pressing the button it keeps getting louder until it gets to 100%. Then I try to turn it down, and it keeps getting louder and louder until I restart my laptop. Vice versa, if I'm holding the lower volume button and then release it, it'll keep going down until it mutes.

The only way I know to fix it is by restarting. It's a huge pain in the neck and I'd like to know if there's a way to fix it.

  • Does the same issue happen if you use the software to change the volume? It sounds like (no pun) the issue is the hardware (the buttons)
    – Dave
    Oct 13, 2016 at 9:55

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There have been a number of issues with sound volume that some users experienced after some Windows 10 updates. My PC would lose the volume setting, so that t returned to 50% after reboot.

A number of sound device manufacturers have released new drivers to accommodate Windows 10. MS suggests updating drivers (which fixed the issue I experienced).

  • Press Windows and type Device Manager to run the application.
  • Right-click on Sound, video and game controllers.
  • Select Update Driver Software...
  • Click Search automatically for updated driver software.

If that does not fix the issue, go directly to the manufacturer's web site to look for new drivers. Do not download them from a third party, though, as those might be malware.

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