In most cases, users encounter the 'Audio Renderer Error. Please Restart Your Computer' error while watching YouTube clips and videos. This particular issue can appear on all of the latest Windows versions and doesn't appear to be connected to a particular browser. It has been observed on Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Edge. The reasons causing the error can be rather varied. Still, they almost always have something to do with the audio drivers installed on the computer, whether it will be a temporary glitch or a more serious corruption of the drivers.
As a consequence, users may be forced to explore several different fixes before they find the right one that can address their particular problem. It is always a good idea for starters to follow the instructions delivered by the error itself and simply restart the computer. If that doesn't help, it may be worth a try to check if the built-in audio troubleshooter will be capable of fixing the issue. Type 'troubleshoot' in the search field on your taskbar and click on Troubleshoot settings from the displayed results. In a new window that will appear, click on Additional troubleshooters. Now, click on Playing Audio and then on the Run the troubleshooter button.
If the error persists, users may need to reinstall their audio drivers manually. To do so, this time type 'device manager' in the Search field. Expand the 'Sound, video, and game controllers' group by clicking on the arrow in front of it. Select your audio device, right-click it, and from the available options, click on Uninstall device. If you have several audio devices, to the same for each one of them. Restarting the system should force Windows to reinstall the audio drivers.
Users that are experiencing the 'Audio Renderer Error. Please Restart Your Computer' error on a Dell computer may have to install a newer BIOS version. However, this method is recommended for more experienced users.