I have now lost all the startup sounds when I load Vista on my HP laptop including the recycle bin. I notice that on my computer it now shows a red icon among the existing white icons and this icon includes a circle with a line through it and to the left of it what I think is a mute sign.I have tried altering the sound setup on control panel with no luck,help please.
Are you saying that it is just Windows System sounds that are not working - and other sound (such as playing CDs) is OK?
If so, try this:
Press Windows Key+R and in the Run box type regedit - click OK
Once registry editor has opened up left click on the HKEY_CURRENT_USER key. In the right hand pane you will see a binary string value that says
Name: (default) Type: REG_SZ Data: VALUE NOT SET
If your data does NOT say "value not set" simply right click on the default string and delete. Windows will immediately create you a new one. Restart your computer and you should hear sounds. If it DOES say "value not set" then close Registry Editor and you'll need to try something else.
As always when amending the registry do a backup before you start.
Sea Urchin sorry but until I opened the registry further I only so 2 columns but now I see 3. S0 what do I do now. Name Default Type Reg_sz Data Value not set Display Statistics Type Reg_dword Data 0x00000000
Sorry,hope you can help me.It is only windows sounds I have lost not CD sounds.
I notice that I cannot change the red speaker icon to white on my PC but in the shop when you click on the red symbol to the right of my power button it changes to white in the shop but does not work on my pc.