XP Troubleshooting: Audio Drop-Outs in Games
Posted by cascadehush on October 3, 2006
If you experience audio drop-outs whilst playing older windows games under XP, try turning down the Audio Acceleration in the Audio Settings in Control Panel.
A colleague encountered this problem recently. Some of the sound effects and music were working, but some of them were dropping out randomly. The game itself was running fine otherwise. The solution was to turn off Audio Acceleration. I was probably a deficiency in the game engine.