No sound on start or exit only

  Manie 18:13 30 Nov 2010

All sound works perfectly well eccept when I start or exit windows.
I use "Windows XP pro".

  VoG II 18:17 30 Nov 2010

Look in Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab, Windows Sounds.

  BRYNIT 18:20 30 Nov 2010

Go to control pannel/sounds and check that a sound is still assigned something may have changed.

You could reset it to windows default.

  Sea Urchin 18:28 30 Nov 2010

If no luck try this

click here

  Manie 17:41 04 Dec 2010

4 months after re-installing xp pro, I lost the wav sounds when I logon off,
restart, start, and exit windows. I know I have the wav files under media and
I've gone to start/control panel/sounds speech and audio devices/sounds &
audio devices properties/sounds....I've scrolled down and it shows the sounds
for each function and when I hit play, it plays. But when I'm logging on/off
restarting exiting or starting windows, it never plays. Nothing is muted
either. Any help would great.

  Taff™ 17:48 04 Dec 2010

VoG™ is on the right track - somewhere there is a tick box for "enable windows system sounds". If you haven`t found it by tomorrow I`ll fire up an XP box!

  GaT7 18:40 04 Dec 2010

If you go to Control Panel > Sounds & Audio Devices > Sounds tab, you'll get two items in the list there called 'Exit Windows' & 'Start Windows'. Make sure these two are selected, save & exit. Ignore if already tried.

Otherwise try '211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds' from click here. Simply download the file & double-click it. When a warning comes up, just click on 'Yes'. You may need to reboot for it to take effect.

If the file doesn't download, copy & paste the text from there into a new Notepad file & save it as a .reg file (this is very important) - any name will do - e.g. Restore sounds.reg. Navigate to where you saved the file & double-click on it. Again just click on 'Yes' when you get the warning & reboot. G

  GaT7 18:44 04 Dec 2010

When I said, "copy & paste the text from there", I meant from the failed download, or:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





  woodchip 20:24 04 Dec 2010

In Sounds is it set to use Windows sounds

  woodchip 20:26 04 Dec 2010

If yes change it, reboot then put it back to use Windows sounds on Default settings

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