Windows 10: PC locked up, sound still plays in the background but needs hard reset

Discus and support PC locked up, sound still plays in the background but needs hard reset in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi guys so my PC just locked up. Audio was still coming through my headphones but i had absolutely no control over anything, it was all frozen. I was... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by MajorFoley, May 1, 2020.

  1. PC locked up, sound still plays in the background but needs hard reset


    Hi guys so my PC just locked up. Audio was still coming through my headphones but i had absolutely no control over anything, it was all frozen. I was playing Hearthstone while also watching a video on my 2nd monitor, which was on chrome with about 5-10 tabs open. Running Windows 1809 at the moment.

    :)
     
    MajorFoley, May 1, 2020
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  2. cadaveca Win User

    Good surround sound headset

    I know you say you're not that guy, but stepping into the $250+ range really brings a change in build quality that might have you never having to buy another set. Otherwise, getting 6 speakers with decent sound in a headset is hard, and that's what you are asking for, and I have no suggestions, but just a bump up the list. *Stick Out Tongue PC locked up, sound still plays in the background but needs hard reset :p
     
    cadaveca, May 1, 2020
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  3. Black Lock screen BACKGROUND

    Hi Bill,

    Let us know the make and model of your computer.

    Let us try few of the troubleshooting steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to set the lock screen background to picture and check if the issue persists.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates on your device and check if it helps.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Step 3: Update the Display Adapter drivers.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapter.
    • Right click on the Display Adapter and click on
      Update Driver Software
      .
    • Restart the computer.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of accessing the lock screen background for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, May 1, 2020
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  4. PC locked up, sound still plays in the background but needs hard reset

    No sound while playing audio and video files.

    Hi,

    I appreciate if you could answer to a few questions to narrow down to the issue.

    • Which is the application that you are using to play the files?
    • Did you try the same on a different player?
    • Did you perform any troubleshooting steps?
    As an initial troubleshooting step, I suggest you to check if the volume is set low or in mute state in Volume Mixer.

    • Right click on sound icon.
    • Open Volume Mixer check for the application that you are playing the files with and increase the volume and check.
    If the issue still persists, I would suggest you to run “Playing audio” troubleshooter to diagnose and fix the issue.

    Follow these Steps to run Playing Audio Troubleshooter in Windows 10.

    1. Type troubleshooting in the search bar.

    2. Select Troubleshooting.

    3. Select View all on the top left corner.

    4. Click on Playing audio.

    Also refer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/fix-sound-problems#v1h=tab01

    Hope the information helps in resolving the issue related to the sound issue. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, May 1, 2020
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