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  1. When opening a game audio stops entirely until restarting


    Recently I have had an issue of whenever I open a game, regardless of platform e.g steam, the audio stops completely. Everything is mute, the game, browser, any other applications but the problem fixes itself if I restart my headphones. I have tried another headset to see if the issue persists and it still happens. I have uninstalled drivers and reinstalled everything and I still have the problem. Any idea what could be wrong

    :)
     
    ImNotAMeme, Feb 23, 2024
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  2. hr0201 Win User

    "audio renderer error. please restart your computer" error youtube

    And another thing to try:
    Update your audio drivers (strange that this would be necessary as there hadn't been any changes for me; but it usually is a good idea to have the latest drivers anyway).
    Note: We did have a PC whose audio stopped working and a BIOS update solved it. This definitely wasn't the root of the problem for that computer because it was working like normal before and there were no apparent changes (and the user didn't have administrative access). I'd recommend this as a last step. I've never had a problem with a BIOS update but prefer to do it only if there is a useful fix (and of course better to back up before).

    Here's another solution that someone posted:
    Audio renderer error. Please restart your computer.
    I had the realtek error when using the installer, so I did these step and It Worked
    note: make sure before doing these steps that you have driver enforcement disabled
    < I don't know if this is necessary but that's what the poster suggested. - >

    1.Go Open up device manager
    2. Go under sound,video, and game controllers
    3. Find Realtek High Definition Audio
    4. Right click and hit update driver
    << I would think just updating the driver would probably work, but if not (for instance if it's up-to-date) then you could try the following steps as well. - >>
    5. Browse my computer for driver software
    6. Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer
    7. Click Have Disk and hit browse
    8. Click on the Realtek HD Audio mod folder and look for win64
    9. Click on the HDXRT4 and click ok,
    10. Click Next and Yes
    After it is done, restart the PC

    You should be good then and also make sure before doing these steps that you have driver enforcement disabled.
     
    hr0201, Feb 23, 2024
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  3. tiendat Win User
    The Ultimate Realtek HD Audio Driver Mod for Windows 10

    I install complete. But I open speakers properties has stop woking *Frown When opening a game audio stops entirely until restarting :(.
     
    tiendat, Feb 23, 2024
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    When opening a game audio stops entirely until restarting

    Can’t hear audio while recording games or videos

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We will need some more information to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps. Please reply with the following details:



    • How are you recording the games or videos?
    • When you say, “I can't hear anything” you are unable to get the in-game audio or your voice?
    • What is the make and model of the computer?
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
      Enter.


    If you are using Game bar to record the games or videos, I suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + I to open
      Settings.
    2. Click on Gaming.
    3. Click on Capture on the left pane.
    4. Clear the check box for Record gaming audio only.
    5. Follow the same steps for Broadcasting.


    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 23, 2024
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