Fix IDT High Definition Audio error on Windows 10

After upgrading their Windows 10 to Creators Update some Windows users running IDT High Definition Audio have reported that the sound stops working. They also see error 0x8007001f on their computer screen.

Usually, Windows operating systems apply a generic audio driver that allows computers to recognize the sound card component and make use of its basic functions. If enabled properly, the characteristics of the sound card (like a model, manufacturer, number of channels) are completely available to computers, and all its features are made accessible. If it fails to work, updating the audio version can resolve compatibility issues, fix related errors spotted and can improve sound quality. If you are facing issues, then this post gives some ideas on how you can go about fixing IDT High Definition Audio error on Windows 10 v1703.

IDT High Definition Audio error on Windows 10

IDT High Definition Audio CODEC is a generic sound device installed on Windows 10 PCs. If there’s IDT High Definition Audio error, sound related problems, such as no sound on Windows 10, will occur. To solve this, try the following.

Check IDT Audio Driver

For this, click on ‘Start’ and type ‘Device Manager’ in the start search box and hit ‘Enter’ key.

Then, click on ‘Sound, video, and game controllers’ options to expand its menu.

From the list of options displayed, right-click on IDT High definition audio codec and select ‘Update driver’ option.

If there’s no update available, then try reinstalling the driver by clicking on ‘Uninstall’.

Finally, restart the PC, download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website and install it on the system.

In most cases, this method yields the desired results.

Starting IDT Audio Related Services

If you have no audio, enabling some Windows Services may help. Run services.msc to open the Services Manager. Double-click on each of the Services to open its Properties box, one after the other:

  • Windows Audio
  • Multimedia Class Scheduler
  • Windows Audio Endpoint Builder.

Basically, we have to ensure that these Services are started and running.

IDT High Definition Audio error

Next, choose the General tab.

Windows Services

Next, click the Start button to run the service and select Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start) from the drop-down menu of Startup type.

Once done, restart the computer and check if the sound problem is resolved.

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