How to Fix PC Game Problems With Music & Sound

by Greyson Ferguson

Part of the enjoyment of a PC video game is the audio that is playing along with the game. If, however, the music and sound of the game is not properly playing, you lose a large amount of the gaming experience. The exact problem behind the video game sound issue is going to vary, but you may go about fixing the problem in several ways.

Restart the computer. If the sound problem just started, it may be due to the computer not booting properly. Upon restart, launch the game and check to see if the audio problem is corrected.

Click the sound icon in the lower-left corner of the desktop, then deselect any sound option that is set to "Mute."

Check the sound options in your video game. Make sure these are turned up (launch the video game, choose "Options," "Sound," then adjust the sound so nothing is muted).

Reinstall the sound card driver. If the driver has been accidentally removed, the card is not going to function properly. Insert the driver installation CD into the disc drive, then follow the prompts of the installation wizard to install the drivers back onto the computer system.

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About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.