How to Repair “Audio Enhancements Problem” in Windows PC

The “Windows detected that audio extensions for the following device are causing problems” error occurs when the operating system detects multiple new audio output devices. This behavior occurs mainly because the previously configured audio extension is not compatible with the new device. This is a known bug in Windows 10 versions that lack the Fall Creator’s Update.

What is the cause of the “audio extension problem”?

This problem is probably caused by an old, incorrect, or corrupt audio driver in your Windows. You can probably solve this problem by installing the audio driver properly. Follow these simple steps below.

How do I solve the “sound enhancement problem”?

Use Windows Troubleshooting

  1. Go to Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting.
  2. Scroll down to Hardware and Devices and run the troubleshooter.
  3. Complete the troubleshooting by following the instructions on the screen.

Updating your Windows operating system

  1. On Windows 10, go to Settings -> Update and Security.
  2. Click Check for updates. Windows will automatically check for updates and download them.
  3. You’ll be prompted to restart your computer to complete the update installation.

Enable/disable sound enhancements

  1. Right-click the audio icon and select Playback Devices.
  2. Right-click on the speaker and select Properties.
  3. Go to the Extensions section and make sure that the Disable All Extensions option is enabled if the error message is related to disabling audio extensions.
  4. Save your changes. Then check if you have solved your problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Audio extensions allow you to use audio extension applications, such as Realtek Audio Console, on your computer.

This problem is probably caused by an old, incorrect, or corrupt audio driver in your Windows.

  1. Go to Settings -> Update and Security -> Troubleshooting.
  2. Scroll down to the Hardware and Devices section and perform Troubleshooting.
  3. Complete the troubleshooting by following the instructions on the screen.