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How to Resolve "Audio Renderer Error. Please Restart Your Computer" Error ?

Posted in General   JANUARY 7, 2022

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    On the Windows 10 computer, you could be getting the Audio renderer error message while watching a video on YouTube.

    This Audio renderer error message has been reported by several Windows 10 users but it is not specifically related to any particular Web browser or Windows version.

    You can receive this message on any of the browsers, such as Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge or Opera but is very easy to fix with the solutions that have been mentioned below.

    What Causes "Audio Renderer Error. Please Restart Your Computer" ?

    We have compiled the reasons that cause this error message after looking through the various affected user's reports:

    1. BIOS Bug: The cause for this error is mostly a bug in the BIOS version and thus updating the BIOS version can help to resolve this issue.
    2. Outdated Audio Driver: Another reason that could trigger this Audio renderer error message is an outdated audio driver. Thus the error can easily be removed by updating the driver.
    3. Audio Driver Issue: You can also encounter this error message if there is any glitch in the audio driver. You can just unplug and replug the audio device in that case and also try disabling and enabling all the audio adapters.
    4. Confliction Between Windows Sound Driver and ASIO Driver.

    How to Fix "Audio Renderer Error. Please Restart Your Computer" ?

    Table of Contents

    1: Reboot Your PC

    You might be benefitted by restarting your computer, as is suggested in the error message, to fix the Audio renderer error message on Windows 10.

    reboot your PC

    But it has been reported by most of the users that this only fixes the error temporarily. So for a temporary fix, you can restart your computer, but if you are looking for a permanent solution, you just have to the next solution.

    2: Unplug and Replug the Headphones

    Many users have tried this trick to fix the Audio renderer error on Windows 10 by unplugging their headphones and plugging them back onto the computer. And as silly and simple as the trick may sound is has done the job for some of the users.

    But, it has to be mentioned again that this is only a temporary solution and the Audio renderer error message will come back eventually. You can follow the next steps for a more permanent solution to this problem.

    3: Run the Audio Troubleshooter

    You can try to run the Windows 10 inbuilt Audio troubleshooter if you are getting the Audio renderer error message while trying to play any video on YouTube. There are several repairing strategies contained in this inbuilt utility that help to fix the common Audio issue on Windows 10 computers.

    Follow the given steps to run this utility on your computer:

    • To open the Settings app press the Windows + I keys together.
    • Click on the Update & Security in the Windows Settings.

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    • Move to the left pane of the window where you will find the Troubleshoot option.
    • Click on the Run the Troubleshooter button in the Playing Audio section.

    • The troubleshooting process will now start detecting and fixing the issue.

    Restart your computer once the troubleshooting is finished and then check if the Audio renderer error is fixed.

    4: Work With Your Audio Driver

    Talking of permanent solutions to the Audio renderer error message on Windows 10, the next solution could be to disable the audio driver on the computer and re-enable it after some time. This method has been tried by many affected users and they have successfully managed to remove the Audio renderer error from the computer.

    work with your audio driver

    You need to follow these steps to execute this solution:

    • Open the Run box by pressing Windows + R keys.
    • Type the devmgmt.msc in the Run box and click on the OK button.
    • Click on the Sound, video and game controllers in the Device Manager window.
    • Then select Disable device option from the menu as you right-click on each audio adapter.
    • Wait for a few seconds after disabling all the audio drivers.
    • Then select Enable device as you right-click on each of the audio adapters.
    • Now restart the computer and check if the Audio renderer error is fixed.

    5: Reset or Rollback Audio Driver

    Resetting and rolling back the audio drivers has also helped some of the users to fix the Audio renderer error on their computers.

    You can first follow the given steps to reset the Saudi device driver:

    • Select Device Manager from the list after right-clicking on the Windows Start button.

    • Click on the Sound, video, and game controllers in the Device Manager window to expand the section.
    • Select Disable device option from the list as you right-click the audio adapter.

    • Then select Enable device as you right-click on the audio adapter after waiting for a few seconds.

    If the Audio renderer error is not fixed by restarting the audio device, then just move back the audio driver as sometimes the recently installed updates of the driver can cause issues.

    6: Update Audio Driver

    If you have an outdated audio driver in your computer that can be the reason for getting an Audio renderer error on a Windows 10 PC. So you need to check if the audio driver on your computer is updated or not. You need to update it if it is not updated.

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    You can follow the given steps to update the audio driver manually:

    • Open Device Manager (follow the steps of the previous solution). Follow the steps on the previous solution to open the Device Manager.
    • Click on the Sound, video and game controllers in the Device Manager window.
    • Select the Update Driver Software option after right-clicking on your audio adapter.

    • Then just select Search automatically for updated driver software.
    • Now a new updated software will be searched and installed automatically.

    7: For ASIO Driver and Windows Sound Driver Set The Same Sample Rate

    Follow the given steps to do this:

    • To open the Run box press the Windows + R keys and type “mmsys.cpl” and press the Enter to open the Sound settings menu.

    • Go to the Playback tab inside the Sound menu and select the audio device that you are encountering the issue with, and click on Configure.

    ASIO driver and windows sound driver set the same sample rate

    • Go to the Advanced tab inside the Properties screen of your audio device and change the Default Format to 16 bit, 44100. Then save your current configuration by clicking on Apply.
    • Then go to the Audio tab on the ASIO driver settings and change the sample rate to the frequency as the Audio Format that you previously established at step 3

    • Restart your computer and see if the conflict has been resolved. Then just restart your computer and see if the error remains.

    Conclusion

    All the possible fixes to resolve the Audio renderer error on your Windows 10 PC have been mentioned above and we are sure that your problem will be solved if you follow them thoroughly.

    All the best!

    Published by: Amundra
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