How To Enable Sound In Safe Mode Windows 7

Safe Mode Windows 7

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode in Windows 7 that starts with a minimal set of drivers and services. It is used to troubleshoot and fix problems that may be preventing Windows from starting normally. However, when you boot into Safe Mode, you may find that sound is not working. This can be a problem for those who need sound to diagnose and fix issues. In this article, we will show you how to enable sound in Safe Mode Windows 7.

Step 1: Boot into Safe Mode

Boot into Safe Mode

The first step is to boot into Safe Mode. You can do this by pressing F8 before Windows starts to load. This will bring up the Advanced Boot Options menu. From there, select Safe Mode and press Enter.

Step 2: Open Device Manager

Device Manager

Once you are in Safe Mode, you need to open Device Manager. To do this, right-click on the Start button and select Device Manager from the menu.

Step 3: Enable Hidden Devices

Hidden Devices

In Device Manager, go to the View menu and select Show hidden devices. This will display all devices, including those that are not currently connected or installed.

Step 4: Enable Audio Services

Audio Services

Next, expand the Sound, video and game controllers category. You should see one or more audio devices listed. Right-click on each device and select Properties. In the Properties window, go to the General tab and check the box that says “Enable this device”.

Step 5: Restart Audio Services

Restart Audio Services

After enabling the audio devices, you need to restart the audio services. To do this, open the Services window by pressing the Windows key + R, typing “services.msc”, and pressing Enter. In the Services window, find the Windows Audio service and right-click on it. Select Restart from the menu.

Step 6: Test Sound

Test Sound

Finally, you can test the sound to make sure it is working. To do this, right-click on the speaker icon in the system tray and select Playback devices. Select the audio device you want to use and click on the Test button.


Enabling sound in Safe Mode Windows 7 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that you have sound in Safe Mode and troubleshoot any issues that may be preventing Windows from starting normally. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.

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