Game audio stops working on Windows PC
Games are one thing that attracts users to Windows PC. However, we can avoid the fact that time and time again our PCs tend to have game-related issues. Lately, many users have complained that Game audio stops working on their computer in the middle of a session. In this article, we will talk about this problem in detail and see what to do to fix the problem. We will give both reasons and solutions you can perform to recover audio.
Why is my game audio not working on PC?
Usually, your game audio is tied directly to your computer audio. But if you manually adjust the game volume, only you can see some disparity. This disparity and mismatch can cause problems, but it can be adjusted manually. However, this will not be considered an error.
There are also other reasons such as issues with the audio driver and misconfigured audio settings that could have caused the error. That’s not it, let’s talk about all the reasons and see what you can do to solve them. So let’s move on to the troubleshooting guide.
Fix Game audio stops working on Windows PC
If game audio stops working on your Windows 11/10 computer, check out the following solutions to fix the problem.
- Check if your audio is muted
- Check if you are connected to Bluetooth
- Switch to the Generic Windows Audio driver
- Fix game files
- Fix problems in Clean Boot
- Run the Audio Troubleshooter
- Reinstall the launcher
Let’s talk about it in detail.
1]Check if your audio is muted
First, we need to make sure your audio isn’t muted. To do this, look at your taskbar and see if you see the Speaker and Cross icon, similar to the one in the screenshot. Also open your game settings and make sure you have not disabled audio. If you don’t see such a problem, proceed to the next solution.
2]Check if you are connected to Bluetooth
Most of the time, your computer automatically connects to the Bluetooth device once it is turned on. You need to check if your system is connected to the Bluetooth device. To do this, open Settings and go to Bluetooth and devices. Next, check if a paired device is connected. If connected, you can wear this device, turn it off or disconnect it. In any case, your problem will be solved. If there is a problem, you must solve the Bluetooth audio device does not connect publish.
3]Switch to Generic Windows Audio driver
The problem can also occur due to a bug in the driver. We therefore suggest upgrading to a Generic Audio driver until an update is released. You need to follow the prescribed steps to do the same.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click on Sounds.
- Right click on Speakers and click Properties.
- Click on Properties from Controller Information section.
- Click on the Modify the parameters button.
- Go to Drivers and click Update the driver.
- Click on Browse my computer for drivers > Let me choose from a list of drivers available on my computer.
- Select the High Definition Audio Driver (its name may be different on your computer).
- Click on Following.
Confirm the action when prompted. Hope this will do the job for you.
4]Fix the game files
Maybe the game you are playing has missing or corrupt audio files. What you need to do is use your launcher and check those files. Every launcher has the ability to do the same, be it Epic Games, Steam, Ubisoft, etc. Do that and check if the issue still occurs.
5]Troubleshoot problems in Clean Boot
There are a ton of apps that can interfere with your game and cause issues. We recommend that you perform a clean boot and find out the cause of the problem. Then you can remove it to fix the problem.
6]Run the audio troubleshooter
Next we need to run Audio Troubleshooter and see if that helps. This is the default utility present on all Windows computers and can fix problems easily. Follow the given steps to run Audio Troubleshooter.
- Open Settings.
- Go to System > Troubleshoot > Other Troubleshooters.
- Click on Course associated with audio playback.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional Troubleshooters.
- Click on Audio playback > Run the troubleshooter.
Hopefully this will do the job.
7]Reinstall the launcher
If nothing works, then maybe the launcher has been corrupted, be it Steam, Origin, etc. tends to get corrupted time and time again. What you need to do is uninstall the app, download it, and install it. This way your problem should be solved.
Read: Fixed Conexant SmartAudio HD No Sound issue.
Why does the sound keep ringing on my PC?
Things like an incorrect driver, sound enhancement, and interference from other programs can cause audio-related issues. Most of the solutions we have mentioned here will also apply to your case. However, I invite you to read our guide on how to fix no sound issues.