After starting the game and playing for a while, suddenly the screen flicked, there's another white cursor, and the sound is gone, all of it.

There seems to be a lot of factors that caused this to happen: fast travel, fighting, strolling, etc. So maybe I can say it is affected by the in-game time? Please help, it's really annoying to keep restarting the game every time it occurs. Thanks in advance.

  • So just the sound is gone? Game is still responsive and everything? What are you playing on (PC, 360, etc)?
    – Batophobia
    Mar 13, 2014 at 18:05
  • Did this happen just once or does this happen regularly? Does restarting the game solve the issue?
    – kotekzot
    Mar 13, 2014 at 19:29
  • Do you happen to have a dual-monitor setup and are just playing on one? I know there are issues around that, not sure I've heard it related to sound previously, but you never know.
    – Krjax
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:41

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Does sound still play from other programs? Check if eg. Youtube works - if not, it's that your computer processor got "into delay" and somehow left the sound behind, or stopped the sound because it was too loud ( = are you using headphones?).

If other sound sources work well, it's a problem of Skyrim - a bug/glitch or something. You could try reinstalling the game if it really annoys you

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