WEIRD sounds problem / Read ALL the question to understand, please



Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!

I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.

A guy named Malke gave me this website:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
please?

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Kenneth wrote:
> Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the
> “Log on/off sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows
> sounds”. The same happens with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T
> listen most of the sounds. For
> example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the
> winks!
>
> I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and
> as
> sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my
> MSN Messenger, Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes
> are selected.
>
> A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top
> Ten
> issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the
> problem please?

Can't help you but Malke would be very upset to find you'd changed *her*
gender!

--
In memory of MS MVP Alex Nichol: http://www.dts-l.org/

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Kenneth wrote:

> Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
> sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
> with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
> example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
>
> I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
> sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
> Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
>
> A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
> issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
> please?
>

Uhh..Malke is a she. Have you removed all he sound software associated
with the sound card in Add/remove programs, then uninstalled the sound
card drivers in device mangager, taken out the card, rebooted, then
reinstalled the card and drivers?

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Sorry Malke. I got confused. I didn't want to offend you. Do you have any
other idea to solve the problem? I will appreciate it.

"Rock" wrote:

> Kenneth wrote:
>
> > Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> > Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
> > sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
> > with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
> > example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
> >
> > I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
> > sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
> > Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
> >
> > A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
> > issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> > instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
> > please?
> >
>
> Uhh..Malke is a she. Have you removed all he sound software associated
> with the sound card in Add/remove programs, then uninstalled the sound
> card drivers in device mangager, taken out the card, rebooted, then
> reinstalled the card and drivers?
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Hello Rock. No, I haven’t done that. That seems very complicated and I don’t
have a lot of experience doing those technical things to my computer and I’m
afraid I can make the problem even worst. By the way, I have a laptop. Do you
have another idea?

"Rock" wrote:

> Kenneth wrote:
>
> > Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> > Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
> > sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
> > with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
> > example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
> >
> > I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
> > sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
> > Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
> >
> > A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
> > issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> > instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
> > please?
> >
>
> Uhh..Malke is a she. Have you removed all he sound software associated
> with the sound card in Add/remove programs, then uninstalled the sound
> card drivers in device mangager, taken out the card, rebooted, then
> reinstalled the card and drivers?
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Oh, I also wanted to say that while most of my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds don’t
work, all of my Windows Messenger sounds work perfectly. Isn’t that WEIRD? :S

"Kenneth" wrote:

> Hello Rock. No, I haven’t done that. That seems very complicated and I don’t
> have a lot of experience doing those technical things to my computer and I’m
> afraid I can make the problem even worst. By the way, I have a laptop. Do you
> have another idea?
>
> "Rock" wrote:
>
> > Kenneth wrote:
> >
> > > Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> > > Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
> > > sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
> > > with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
> > > example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
> > >
> > > I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
> > > sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
> > > Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
> > >
> > > A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
> > > issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> > > instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
> > > please?
> > >
> >
> > Uhh..Malke is a she. Have you removed all he sound software associated
> > with the sound card in Add/remove programs, then uninstalled the sound
> > card drivers in device mangager, taken out the card, rebooted, then
> > reinstalled the card and drivers?
> >
> > --
> > Rock
> > MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >
> >

Peter Foldes
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
You are now contradicting your original post. All windows sounds work when you said different in your original statement. SOME of my MSN Messenger sounds work when you said most work.

Kenneth can you give us a complete ACCURATE detail to exactly what is the problem with your sounds

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"Kenneth" <Kenneth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0836E952-1F58-434B-B8D0-0C8EE2A8DB8F@microsoft.com...
> Oh, I also wanted to say that while most of my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds don’t
> work, all of my Windows Messenger sounds work perfectly. Isn’t that WEIRD? :S
>
> "Kenneth" wrote:
>
>> Hello Rock. No, I haven’t done that. That seems very complicated and I don’t
>> have a lot of experience doing those technical things to my computer and I’m
>> afraid I can make the problem even worst. By the way, I have a laptop. Do you
>> have another idea?
>>
>> "Rock" wrote:
>>
>> > Kenneth wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
>> > > Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
>> > > sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
>> > > with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
>> > > example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
>> > >
>> > > I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
>> > > sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
>> > > Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
>> > >
>> > > A guy named Malke gave me this website:
>> > > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
>> > > issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
>> > > instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
>> > > please?
>> > >
>> >
>> > Uhh..Malke is a she. Have you removed all he sound software associated
>> > with the sound card in Add/remove programs, then uninstalled the sound
>> > card drivers in device mangager, taken out the card, rebooted, then
>> > reinstalled the card and drivers?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Rock
>> > MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>> >
>> >

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I think I gave a more accurate description of my problem this time Peter.
When I posted my problem on May 23rd you told me to do things that I had
already tried by myself before and that I specified that I had already done.
I think that you gave me my own advice because maybe you don’t read slowly
enough or with all your attention on what people are asking help for. I
appreciate the time you take to write, but if you can’t help me, please don’t
give me hope, because this problem is making me crazy and I get happy when
someone posts an answer to my question because I think that I will finally be
able to solve my problem.

What I meant was, that I am able to listen SOME of the Windows XP sounds,
but NOT ALL of them (I even gave examples). I also said that I have the same
problem with my MSN messenger 7.0; but with it, the problem is even worst
because I’m NOT able to listen most of the sounds; I JUST can listen the
winks. Moreover, I finally said in a reply that it is weird that while I’m
NOT able to listen most of my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds, I can listen
perfectly all of my “Windows MESSENGER” sounds, which is a completely
different but similar messenger system. If someone out there can help me to
solve this problem, I will really appreciate it.

Kenneth

"Kenneth" wrote:

> Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the “Log on/off
> sounds” but I CAN'T listen the “start/exit Windows sounds”. The same happens
> with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T listen most of the sounds. For
> example, I CAN'T listen the “buzz” sound, but I can listen the winks!
>
> I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and as
> sound scheme, I have “Windows Default”. I have also gone to my MSN Messenger,
> Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are selected.
>
> A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top Ten
> issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?” Well, I followed all the
> instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the problem
> please?
>

NotMe
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Just a shot in the dark...is it possible someone removed some .wav files
trying to save space....or 'some' are corrupted and won't play?

--
For evil to prosper requires only that good men remain silent!
"Kenneth" <Kenneth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:28A1C338-747C-4CB5-849A-FD4F74BB09A8@microsoft.com...
> What I meant was, that I am able to listen SOME of the Windows XP sounds,
> but NOT ALL of them (I even gave examples). I also said that I have the
> same
> problem with my MSN messenger 7.0; but with it, the problem is even worst
> because I'm NOT able to listen most of the sounds; I JUST can listen the
> winks. Moreover, I finally said in a reply that it is weird that while I'm
> NOT able to listen most of my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds, I can listen
> perfectly all of my "Windows MESSENGER" sounds, which is a completely
> different but similar messenger system. If someone out there can help me
> to
> solve this problem, I will really appreciate it.
>
> Kenneth

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
No, all the Media Files (which are .wav files) are there. I can play all the
sounds that I'm not able to listen if I go to Control Panel / Sounds and
Audio Devices / Sounds.

"NotMe" wrote:

> Just a shot in the dark...is it possible someone removed some .wav files
> trying to save space....or 'some' are corrupted and won't play?
>
> --
> For evil to prosper requires only that good men remain silent!
> "Kenneth" <Kenneth@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:28A1C338-747C-4CB5-849A-FD4F74BB09A8@microsoft.com...
> > What I meant was, that I am able to listen SOME of the Windows XP sounds,
> > but NOT ALL of them (I even gave examples). I also said that I have the
> > same
> > problem with my MSN messenger 7.0; but with it, the problem is even worst
> > because I'm NOT able to listen most of the sounds; I JUST can listen the
> > winks. Moreover, I finally said in a reply that it is weird that while I'm
> > NOT able to listen most of my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds, I can listen
> > perfectly all of my "Windows MESSENGER" sounds, which is a completely
> > different but similar messenger system. If someone out there can help me
> > to
> > solve this problem, I will really appreciate it.
> >
> > Kenneth
>
>
>

MAP
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Kenneth wrote:
> Hello. I have a weird problem with my sounds. I can listen some of the
> Windows sounds but NOT all of them. For example, I can listen the
> "Log on/off sounds" but I CAN'T listen the "start/exit Windows
> sounds". The same happens with my MSN Messenger 7.0 sounds. I CAN'T
> listen most of the sounds. For example, I CAN'T listen the "buzz"
> sound, but I can listen the winks!
>
> I have gone to Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sounds, and
> as sound scheme, I have "Windows Default". I have also gone to my MSN
> Messenger, Tools / Options / Alerts and Sounds, and all the boxes are
> selected.
>
> A guy named Malke gave me this website:
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm and told me to look at the Top
> Ten issues and find "Where Did My Sounds Go?" Well, I followed all the
> instructions there and nothing worked. Can someone help me to fix the
> problem please?

If? by chance you have tweakui installed make sure that "beep on errors" is
checked.
--
Mike Pawlak

Kenneth
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
> If? by chance you have tweakui installed make sure that "beep on errors" is
> checked.

Yes, I have installed tweakui, and "beep on errors" is checked.

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


WEIRD sounds problem / Read ALL the question to understand, please