Resolve Sttray64.exe Application Error on Windows 10 Quickly

Resolve Sttray64.exe Application Error on Windows 10 Quickly

If you're encountering the sttray64.exe application error on your Windows 10 PC, don't worry. Here are some effective ways to resolve this issue.

How to Fix Issues Related to sttray64.exe?​

1. Disable the Sigmatel Service​

  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  • Next, go to the Startup tab.
    startup task manager
  • Locate Sigmatel Audio Driver or sttray.exe. In some cases, the audio driver software might have a different name.
  • Select it and click the Disable button.
  • Restart your PC.

Disabling the Sigmatel service will stop the sttray64.exe process from starting automatically with Windows, which can resolve any startup-related issues.

2. Reinstall Your Audio Driver​

  • Press the Windows key + X and choose Device Manager.
    device manager win + x menu windows 10
  • Locate your audio driver, right-click it, and choose Uninstall device.
    uninstall device windows 10
  • If available, check Delete the driver software for this device and click Uninstall.
    delete the driver software for this device
  • After removing the driver, visit your motherboard or audio card manufacturer to download the latest version.
Reinstalling the audio driver ensures that you have the latest version, which can fix any bugs or errors related to sttray64.exe.

3. Uninstall the Audio Software​

  • Press Windows Key + X and choose Apps and Features.
  • Locate the audio software associated with sttray64.exe.
  • Click Uninstall next to it.

  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.
Uninstalling the audio software completely removes the problematic sttray64.exe file from your system. You can reinstall it later if needed.

4. Check for Malware​

  • Download and install a reputable malware scanner like Malwarebytes.
  • Run a full system scan to detect and remove any malware that might be disguising itself as sttray64.exe.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to remove any detected threats.
  • Restart your PC.
Malware can often disguise itself as legitimate processes like sttray64.exe. Running a malware scan ensures that your system is clean and free from threats.

5. Use System File Checker​

  • Press Windows Key + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  • Wait for the scan to complete. This can take some time.
  • If any issues are found, follow the on-screen instructions to fix them.
  • Restart your PC.
System File Checker can repair corrupted system files that might be causing issues with sttray64.exe, ensuring your system runs smoothly.

6. Restore Your System​

  • Press Windows Key + R, type rstrui.exe and press Enter.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a restore point before the issue started.
  • Confirm the restore point and allow the system to restart.
Restoring your system to a previous point can undo any changes that might have caused issues with sttray64.exe, effectively resolving the problem.
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