M MetalDragon Active member Joined Aug 6, 2017 Posts 37 Aug 28, 2017 #1 Hi need a little help if possible! (I'm hoping this is the right forum to post it on but I can move it if it isn't) My laptop is running windows 8.1 pro. My audio is fine when I'm playing games but once I quit the game and the screen blacks out for a second (to refresh everything I'm assuming), most of the time my audio stops working. When i click the speaker icon and drag the pointer up and down, no sound is heard when I release it. There is also no indication that any music is playing even when I am playing it. I'll then go to task manager and restart the audio service but then it'll get stuck at "stopping". When i click the speaker icon again, it stays stuck on my screen and the troubleshooter pops up (by this time there is usually a red x on the speaker icon). The troubleshooter is useless and never fixes anything. When i go to control panel and go through the audio settings they tell me that I have no audio service installed (along those lines, I can't recall the exact words) when I actually do. At this point, even not only do i not have audio but youtube videos fail to play as well? The only way I can fix this is by restarting the computer. Note that this only happens after I quit my game (though sometimes it only happens when I quit it twice. That is, I finish up for a while, quit, then come back and play again [the audio still works], then quit a second time [audio malfunctions and nothing can be heard/played]) Any help would be great. Thanks!