When you plug your USB audio device (e.g. microphone, headset,etc.), the device doesn’t work properly. In Device Manager, you find the device is recognized as “USB PnP Audio Device” and has a yellow triangle on it. What does this mean?
It means the driver for the device isn’t installed properly. To fix this driver issue, you can try the following methods:
Method 1: Reinstall the device driver
To fix the USB PnP sound device driver issue, you can try reinstalling the driver. To do this, follow these steps:
1) Open Device Manager.
2) Double-click on USB PnP Audio Device to open the Properties window.
3) Go to the Driver tab then click Uninstall Device.
4) Click Uninstall.
Note: Don’t select the Delete the driver software for this device check box.
5) Reboot your computer then Windows will reinstall the driver for the device automatically.
If Method 1 doesn’t resolve the issue, try Method 2.
Method 2: Update the device driver
If reinstalling the driver doesn’t fix the issue, you can try updating the device driver. It’s recommended you use Driver Easy to help you update the driver.
Driver Easy can scan your computer to detect any problem drivers in a few seconds. So it can detect the problematic USB PnP Audio Device driver. After that, it will provide you with the latest drivers. To download and update the drivers, you just need a few clicks.
Here’s how to use Driver Easy to download and update the USB PnP Sound Device driver.
1) Go to the vendor’s website to download the software, and then install it on your computer.
2) Launch the application then click Scan Now to detect any problem drivers. The process will take a few seconds. Once done, you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.
3) Click the Update button next to the driver you wish to update. Then the driver will be downloaded automatically. After the download completes, you can easily install the driver by following the step-by-step guide from Driver Easy.
After updating the driver, reboot your computer and check to see if the USB PnP Sound Device driver issue is fixed.
Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.