Fix: Game Audio Stops Working On Windows 10

Milan Stanojevic avatar. By: Milan Stanojevic
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Audio is a major part of multimedia experience, especially in video games. Audio creates atmosphere in a video game or a movie, but unfortunately, users reported that game audio stops working for them on Windows 10.

We have already covered audio issues on Windows 10 in the past, and if you have problems with VIA HD Audio or if Conexant HD audio isn’t working, you might want to check some of our older articles. Audio issues on Windows 10 can be troublesome, and sometimes ruin your multimedia experience, especially when it comes to video games, so let’s see if we can fix that.

Game audio stops working, how to fix it?

Solution 1 – Update your drivers

In most cases problems with audio are caused by outdated audio drivers, but you can easily fix that by updating them. To update your audio drivers all you need to do is to visit your motherboard manufacturer’s website, locate your motherboard and download the latest audio drivers for it. If you’re using a dedicated sound card or a laptop, download the audio drivers from your sound card / laptop manufacturer.

We also recommend this third-party tool (100% safe and tested by us) to automatically download all the outdated drivers on your PC.

Solution 2 – Disable and enable your speakers

Few users suggest that game audio problems can be fixed by disabling and enabling your speakers, and in order to do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Right click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and choose Playback devices from the menu.
    playback-devices
  2. Sound window should now open. Right click the empty space and make sure both Show Disabled Devices and Show Disconnected Devices are checked.
    show-disabled-devices
  3. Right click your audio device and choose Disable.
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  4. Your audio device should become grayed out. Right click it again and choose Enable.
  5. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

Solution 3 – Adjust the audio buffer

This solution applies if you’re using Focusrite Audio Control Panel or similar tool. If game audio stops working on your computer, you just need to do the following:

  1. Open Focusrite Audio Control Panel.
  2. Adjust the buffer by increasing the number of milliseconds.

If the number of milliseconds is too low, your audio might start cutting out or stop working, so in order to fix it, make sure to increase the buffer size.

With audio being a crucial part of our multimedia experience, these kinds of problems can cause a lot of inconvenience, but as you can see, you can easily fix them by following our solutions.

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