Volume OSD is missing on Windows 10, how to get it back

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Many Windows 10 users reported that volume OSD is missing on their PC. This isn’t a major issue, but some users prefer having a visual volume indicator on their screen that shows them the current volume level.

Since this is such a widespread issue, in today’s article we’ll show you how to fix this problem once and for all.


What to do if volume OSD is missing on Windows 10?

1. Uninstall virtual sounds card software from your PC

Note: Users reported that SRS Audio Sandbox/SRS HD Lab software and Audio Filter driver caused the issue, but bear in mind that other software can also cause the issue to appear.

  1. If you have any virtual sound card or any other software that modifies the sound output on your PC, remove it before proceeding.
  2. Press Windows Key + X and choose Device Manager from the list.
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  3. Now locate virtual sound card in Device Manager, right-click it and choose Uninstall device from the menu.
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  4. Once you remove it, restart your PC and check if the issue is resolved.

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2. Disable and enable all audio devices

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Locate your audio device, right-click it and choose Disable device.
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  3. Wait for a couple of moments, and enable the device by right-clicking it and choosing Enable from the menu.
  4. Leave other audio devices disabled and check if that solves the problem.

Note: Users reported that this issue was caused by Nvidia drivers and Nvidia’s sound card driver, so be sure to disable it along with your sound card.

There you go, two quick and easy methods you can use to deal with the missing volume OSD on Windows 10. Be sure to try all of our solutions, and let us know if they worked for you in the comments section below.


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