If you open the task manager window of your computer, you will notice that Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation is causing high CPU usage error. You may be wondering if it is a virus or what. Why is this consuming 100% of your desk usage? And how to fix Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU? You don’t have to worry if all these questions creep up, ‘cause I have the most effective solutions.
What Is Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation? Is It A Virus? Why Is It Consuming 100% Disk Storage?
Whoa, Hold on! Isn’t that too much to ask? However, I have answers to all the questions that troubling you. The Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation is a Windows audio engine that regulates Windows sound improvement process, and the service is separated from the standard Windows Audio service. Sometimes the service uses a higher system resource which can cause the high CPU usage issue.
This is a Windows module service which is most possibly not a virus. However, a virus can also hack the process sometimes. But even if it is not a virus, due to poorly written audio enhancement drivers, it can cause high CPU usage. In the same case, you can not hear any sound from your system and it may crash several times. You can also read: MS Office 2013 Product Key
Steps to Fix Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU
Disable All Sound Effects
You can try this method to fix the problem; just check out the steps below to perform a quick resolve.
- From the taskbar at the bottom of your desktop, you have to right-click on the speaker icon and select Playback devices.
- A new window will open and under the Playback tab, you have to click on Speakers and go to Properties
- Another new window will open where you have to click on the Enhancements tab and check the ‘Disable all sound effects’ box
- Now click OK but if you can’t find the checkbox then go to the Sound dialog box
- Select Microphone sound option
- And then you can disable the sound effects
If you find this method is not helpful, you can go ahead and try the next one.
Reinstall the Audio Driver
Another method you can apply which is to uninstall and reinstall the audio driver. Check out the steps that I have provided below to help you fix the Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU issue.
- Press Win + R together to launch the dialogue box which is also called Run box
- In the same box, type devmgmt.msc and click OK to launch the Device Manager
- In the next window, you need to expand the “Sound, video and game controllers” option then follow the other steps
- Just right-click on the sound card device name to open a context box
- Then select Uninstall then to confirm the process, check the box next to the ‘Delete the driver software for this device’ option
- Click OK, and the uninstall process will begin
After the process is over, restart your PC, and you will see the possible changes. Let us tell in the comment box below, which of the above-mentioned methods work in resolving the Windows Audio Device Graph Isolation High CPU issue.