Some common computer sound issues include no sounds playing, stuttering during playback and the sound device not showing in the audio device list. Other common problems include low playback volume and the computer freezing when a sound is played.
Some issues involving stuttering sounds and sound-related computer hangs stem from incorrect or corrupted driver installations. This problem can easily be found in the device manger on a Windows PC or equivalent settings panel in Mac OS or Linux. Low playback volume may simply arise from the volume being set too low or a loose cable, while the lack of sound may indicate driver issues, volume levels, loose cables or too many programs using the sound card at once.