Re: System sound problem



szupie
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Sorry for bringing this old discussion back up, but I'm having the same exact
problem as Santi right now...

"Santi" <Santi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
"Hi!, my problem is that the Windows XP sound don't run. The music or wav
files sound properly using for example Media Player but sound of the system,
for example the messenger sounds don't play. On the system sounds
configuration I can play one by one pressing the play button but not autorun
with the avent.
If I create a new user all the sounds work properly."

And many people have led me to
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm and
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm like Will Denny, but they don't
really help me... Does anyone have a solution that has worked for them before?


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Try here:
>
> "Where have my Sounds gone?"
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
>
> Courtesy of MVP Kelly.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>

szupie
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
OK, I have found a solution after searching some more on here.

I found it in
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize&tid=124d1c6d-95ec-4056-b678-ff7713a4b2f2&cat=en-us-ms-winxp&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us&m=1&p=1 , in the post by "Guy":

"Click on the start button. Go to Run Type in regedit

Once registry editor has opened up left click on the Hkey_Current_User key.
In the right hand area you will find a binary string value that says
Name: (default)
Type: REG_SZ
Data: VALUE NOT SET

Now if your data does NOT say value not set simply right click on the
default string and delete. Windows will immedately create you a new
one. Restart your computer and you should hear sounds. "

"szupie" wrote:

> Sorry for bringing this old discussion back up, but I'm having the same exact
> problem as Santi right now...
>
> "Santi" <Santi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> "Hi!, my problem is that the Windows XP sound don't run. The music or wav
> files sound properly using for example Media Player but sound of the system,
> for example the messenger sounds don't play. On the system sounds
> configuration I can play one by one pressing the play button but not autorun
> with the avent.
> If I create a new user all the sounds work properly."
>
> And many people have led me to
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs2.htm and
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm like Will Denny, but they don't
> really help me... Does anyone have a solution that has worked for them before?
>
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > Try here:
> >
> > "Where have my Sounds gone?"
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
> >
> > Courtesy of MVP Kelly.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Will Denny
> > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> > Please reply to the News Groups
> >
> >
>

weezimp
07-10-2005, 12:27 AM
I've had this missing system sound problem for a couple of months now
and I think with the help of the attached post I have an answer.

I believe the problem is created by the Weather Channel's Desktop
Weather application. Moreover, I suspect it is a bug that triggers when
you have DW set to start with Windows and you reboot when you do NOT
have an internet connection. You may have seen the message You must be
connected to the internet to run Desktop Weather. I think when this
happens DW puts its own path reference into the registry key described
in the following solution. I think this is a bug.

If you have a laptop with a wireless connection, you will almost
certainly get this since there is usually a delay in establishing your
connection after a reboot.

I would recommend that you first uninstall DW. When you do you will get
a short survey as to why you are removing it. Tell them it messed up
your sounds. They have to know this in order to fix it.

After you uninstall DW do the regedit fix as described below. You
probably should reboot, but I noticed on the shutdown side of the reboot
after this fix I heard my long absent Windows exit sound.

BTW, the quickest way I found to determine if you have a similar problem
is to click the little speaker icon in your system tray and try to
change your volume. Most sound schemes play a nice tone when you do
this, but if you have the missing system sound problem you get a rude
speaker beep.

=?Utf-8?B?c3p1cGll?= <szupie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
news:770EF841-900D-4AF8-8D4A-6D8B9582B1BB@microsoft.com:

> OK, I have found a solution after searching some more on here.
>
> I found it in
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroups/reader.mspx?
dg
> =microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize&tid=124d1c6d-95ec-4056-b678-
ff771
> 3a4b2f2&cat=en-us-ms-winxp&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=en-us&m=1&p=1 , in the
> post by "Guy":
>
> "Click on the start button. Go to Run Type in regedit
>
> Once registry editor has opened up left click on the Hkey_Current_User
> key. In the right hand area you will find a binary string value that
> says Name: (default)
> Type: REG_SZ
> Data: VALUE NOT SET
>
> Now if your data does NOT say value not set simply right click on the
> default string and delete. Windows will immedately create you a new
> one. Restart your computer and you should hear sounds. "
>


Re: System sound problem