Cannot listen the "start/exit Windows sound" & any alarm of MSN Me



Kenneth R.
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
“windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
logon my laptop.

I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
problem either.

I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Hello Kenneth

Unfortunately you have posted to the wrong group. Since you are posting via the CDO interface copy\paste the below link into you Browser's address bar and it will take you to the right group where they will be able to answer your issue
with MSN.

news:\\msnews.microsoft.com\microsoft.public.msn.messenger


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"Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:613DC50A-6801-44F4-9584-EB5689C74A61@microsoft.com...
> Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
> or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
> anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
> don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
> “windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
> logon my laptop.
>
> I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
> Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
> Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
> problem either.
>
> I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.
>

Kenneth R.
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Thanks Peter. However, what about the fact that I can’t listen the
“start/exit Windows sound” when I turn on or turn off my laptop? That has
nothing to do with MSN messenger and I hope someone can help me to solve that
problem. I guess both problems are in a way linked.



"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> Hello Kenneth
>
> Unfortunately you have posted to the wrong group. Since you are posting via the CDO interface copy\paste the below link into you Browser's address bar and it will take you to the right group where they will be able to answer your issue
> with MSN.
>
> news:\\msnews.microsoft.com\microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:613DC50A-6801-44F4-9584-EB5689C74A61@microsoft.com...
> > Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
> > or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
> > anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
> > don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
> > “windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
> > logon my laptop.
> >
> > I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
> > Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
> > Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
> > problem either.
> >
> > I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.
> >
>

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds and set them in there

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"Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:312D6909-78E7-4BE6-9081-481CEEC2DEAC@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Peter. However, what about the fact that I can’t listen the
> “start/exit Windows sound” when I turn on or turn off my laptop? That has
> nothing to do with MSN messenger and I hope someone can help me to solve that
> problem. I guess both problems are in a way linked.
>
>
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
>> Hello Kenneth
>>
>> Unfortunately you have posted to the wrong group. Since you are posting via the CDO interface copy\paste the below link into you Browser's address bar and it will take you to the right group where they will be able to answer your issue
>> with MSN.
>>
>> news:\\msnews.microsoft.com\microsoft.public.msn.messenger
>>
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>>
>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>>
>> "Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:613DC50A-6801-44F4-9584-EB5689C74A61@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
>> > or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
>> > anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
>> > don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
>> > “windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
>> > logon my laptop.
>> >
>> > I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
>> > Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
>> > Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
>> > problem either.
>> >
>> > I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.
>> >
>>

Kenneth R.
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
Peter, what you told me to do is exactly what I have been doing, and I still
do not listen the “start/exit Windows sounds” when I turn on or turn off my
laptop. As sound scheme, I currently have “Windows Default”. What can I
really do in order to solve the problem?

"Peter Foldes" wrote:

> Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds and set them in there
>
> --
> Peter
>
> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
>
> "Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:312D6909-78E7-4BE6-9081-481CEEC2DEAC@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Peter. However, what about the fact that I can’t listen the
> > “start/exit Windows sound” when I turn on or turn off my laptop? That has
> > nothing to do with MSN messenger and I hope someone can help me to solve that
> > problem. I guess both problems are in a way linked.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> >
> >> Hello Kenneth
> >>
> >> Unfortunately you have posted to the wrong group. Since you are posting via the CDO interface copy\paste the below link into you Browser's address bar and it will take you to the right group where they will be able to answer your issue
> >> with MSN.
> >>
> >> news:\\msnews.microsoft.com\microsoft.public.msn.messenger
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Peter
> >>
> >> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
> >> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
> >>
> >> "Kenneth R." <Kenneth R.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:613DC50A-6801-44F4-9584-EB5689C74A61@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
> >> > or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
> >> > anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
> >> > don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
> >> > “windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
> >> > logon my laptop.
> >> >
> >> > I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
> >> > Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
> >> > Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
> >> > problem either.
> >> >
> >> > I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.
> >> >
> >>
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
Kenneth R. wrote:

> Peter, what you told me to do is exactly what I have been doing, and I
> still do not listen the “start/exit Windows sounds” when I turn on or
> turn off my laptop. As sound scheme, I currently have “Windows
> Default”. What can I really do in order to solve the problem?
>
> "Peter Foldes" wrote:
>
>> Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds and set them in there
>>
>> --
>> Peter

Go to MVP Kelly Theriot's web page here:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm

Look at the Top Ten issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?"

Malke
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Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kenneth R.
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Thank you, Malke. I did everything as the website indicates and I still can’t
listen the sounds. What else can I do?

Please, someone help me to solve the problem!

"Malke" wrote:

> Kenneth R. wrote:
>
> > Peter, what you told me to do is exactly what I have been doing, and I
> > still do not listen the “start/exit Windows sounds” when I turn on or
> > turn off my laptop. As sound scheme, I currently have “Windows
> > Default”. What can I really do in order to solve the problem?
> >
> > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> >
> >> Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds and set them in there
> >>
> >> --
> >> Peter
>
> Go to MVP Kelly Theriot's web page here:
>
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm
>
> Look at the Top Ten issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?"
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE! This is driving me crazy. ;-'(

"Kenneth R." wrote:

> Thank you, Malke. I did everything as the website indicates and I still can’t
> listen the sounds. What else can I do?
>
> Please, someone help me to solve the problem!
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
> > Kenneth R. wrote:
> >
> > > Peter, what you told me to do is exactly what I have been doing, and I
> > > still do not listen the “start/exit Windows sounds” when I turn on or
> > > turn off my laptop. As sound scheme, I currently have “Windows
> > > Default”. What can I really do in order to solve the problem?
> > >
> > > "Peter Foldes" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Control Panel\Sounds and Audio Devices\Sounds and set them in there
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Peter
> >
> > Go to MVP Kelly Theriot's web page here:
> >
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm
> >
> > Look at the Top Ten issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?"
> >
> > Malke
> > --
> > Elephant Boy Computers
> > www.elephantboycomputers.com
> > "Don't Panic!"
> > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Kenneth wrote:

> SOMEBODY HELP ME PLEASE! This is driving me crazy. ;-'(
>
> "Kenneth R." wrote:
>
>> Thank you, Malke. I did everything as the website indicates and I
>> still can’t listen the sounds. What else can I do?

You did all of these things? Testing after each change?

TweakUI/General/Beep on errors (verify that the box is checked).
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds (Line 211)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

System Sounds are missing:

Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key: HKEY_USERS. If it
doesn't have a Data entry in the right pane that reads: (value not
set), double click (Default) and delete it. If it does, check your
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21 keys for the same.

Restore System Default Sounds (Line 6)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Restore Media Files (Line 174)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

This edit corrects many Sound issues: Fix the Ding.wav File (Line 6)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Resources for Troubleshooting Sound Problems in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307918

Malke
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Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
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Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hello Everybody! I wanted to tell you that I finally solved the problem by
myself! I want to thank all the people that posted a reply to my question
trying to help me. Thank you very much.

What I did to fix the problem wasn’t maybe the best thing, but it worked. I
just created a new Windows XP User Account, and I deleted the old Account I
was using. It was quick and effective. I hope this can help other people who
have the same problem.

Kenneth


"Kenneth R." wrote:

> Hello. Since almost a month ago, I have not been able to listen to any alarm
> or sound of my MSN Messenger 7.0. When I turn on my laptop I don’t listen
> anymore the “start Windows sound” and the same happens when I turn it off; I
> don’t listen the “exit windows sound”. However, I am able to listen the
> “windows logon sound” and the “windows logoff sound” whenever I logoff or
> logon my laptop.
>
> I have tried to fix the problem going to Tools, Options, Alarms and Sounds,
> Sounds… menu of the MSN Messenger but nothing gets fixed. I have also gone to
> Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, and I have not been able to fix the
> problem either.
>
> I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I will appreciate it.
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Kenneth wrote:

> Hello Everybody! I wanted to tell you that I finally solved the
> problem by myself! I want to thank all the people that posted a reply
> to my question trying to help me. Thank you very much.
>
> What I did to fix the problem wasn’t maybe the best thing, but it
> worked. I just created a new Windows XP User Account, and I deleted
> the old Account I was using. It was quick and effective. I hope this
> can help other people who have the same problem.
>
> Kenneth
>

That's great! I'm glad you got it sorted. Thanks for taking the time to
post your solution.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


Cannot listen the "start/exit Windows sound" & any alarm of MSN Me