Solved Loss of windows start up sounds

September 17, 2013 at 11:13:00
Specs: Windows Vista
The .wav files such as tada.wav are shown in the sounds, Windows default and the Play windows Start up sound is checked, but when selecting tada, for instance, and press the test button, no sound is heard. However, when browsing to the tada.wav and selecting it with open with windows media player, it plays. Also when the laptop has been shut down and then restarted, when the windows symbol appears, no sound is heard either.

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September 19, 2013 at 11:02:40
Possibly a minor registry corruption somewhere. Thanks for giving us the info.

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September 17, 2013 at 16:56:52

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#2
September 18, 2013 at 03:46:36
Thanks Johnw. Tried both but unfortunately neither did the trick. As the problem is not a big issue, I think I'll just live with it. I've sound on everything else, just the start up bit doesn't work. Thanks again.


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September 18, 2013 at 15:31:19
Was Windows Startup Sound even listed in the control panel, if so what was it set to?

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#4
September 19, 2013 at 08:33:37
Hi Derek.

The 'Play windows start up sound' is checked in the sound section in control panel.
When I select a .wav file from the programme box and press test, no sound is heard. However if navigate to the sound wav in Windows>media folder and select the sound and open it in media player, the sound plays fine. Its as if the sound section in the control panel has lost where to open files and I can't work out how to link that programme to the relevant one to play the sounds. However, it's not really a problem, just curiously annoying that I can't figure it out. There's probably some sort of codec missing somewhere, but what.... Never mind. Thanks for your help.


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September 19, 2013 at 11:02:40
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Possibly a minor registry corruption somewhere. Thanks for giving us the info.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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