Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Music App - No Sound - Suspended when switched

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

    Music App - No Sound - Suspended when switched

    Not sure when this happened - but I am no longer able to play music with the Microsoft Music app when switched to desktop or another app. When switching, the music app is immediately suspended and sound and playback ceases.
    In the past, music continued playing in the background and when I adjusted the volume, a display would come up showing the current song playing. It seemed that the app was integrated into the system in this way, but no longer.

    Has anyone else experienced this?

    I have the Realtek HD Audio Software installed.
    I also have Windows Media Center installed.

    I have attached a picture of a sound control panel tab which I thought may be related but changing the settings has had no effect.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails soundpanel.png  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    it should still work in the background.

    have you changed anything recently (since it stopped working)? updated drivers? installed software?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Professional 64-bit

    I uninstalled the app. Then re-installed. Everything is working as normal now. I should have just tried this first.
    Still a very strange thing to happen.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Music App - No Sound - Suspended when switched

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
What is the Suspended mode?
I have a Windows 8.1 tablet (Winbook 10.1 TW100). Its not clear if it actually powers down completely. Using the command line powercfg /batteryreport I see it has only 3 states. Active and when I use ShutDown it is Connected Standby (briefly) then Suspended. It doesn't have any Sleep modes (1 thru...
Drivers & Hardware
Colors has changed since I switched from W7 to W8
Okay, so here's the deal. I'm playing a browser-based game where we use signature-photos, and some people including me like to go a little nuts here and make photos with transparent backgrounds, the only issue is that transparent backgrounds have a lot larger files than if you just change the...
General Support
Jittery sound when playing music/video games (Win 8 Pro)
Hello, I've been having problems for quite some time now and upon google search after search there doesn't seem to be an answer. When the audio is on, for videos, games, music, etc. it sometimes "skips" like an old cd player. Its pretty obnoxious, and I'm wondering why exactly this is so. I'm...
Sound & Audio
Speaker interferance when external HDD is switched on
Hi, new to this forum. So I recently purchased an internal HDD, placed it inside a HDD enclosure. As soon as I switch it on, it causes a continuous buzzing/interference in the speakers- it seems to be worse when the volume is turned down. The casing is a metal material. I have another seagate...
Sound & Audio
Another Win 8 sound problem - music stutter
I upgraded from Win7 to Win8 (both running the MS Media Center) and it's created a problem with music playback . It used to work fine, but now I get random stutters. Sometimes it goes 10 or 15 minutes without any problem, but often it's more frequent than that - and it's very, very annoying. The...
Sound & Audio
Now that I have switched to MS Account ...
Detailed Info of this machine at my profile if needed. I was informed I had to switch to MS account to get control of MAIL, CALENDAR, ETC. in this new windows 8 Home version desktop. So I have switched to my MS account, which by the way, the username is so old that the prefix before the "@" is...
Browsers & Mail
State : Suspended. ????
Can't open Win 8. 5933 t-4-2

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook