WIndows Sound Disappeared



Ken Kast
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
All at once I am not getting any of the sounds in the sound profile. For
example, when Windows opens and closes the sounds don't play. Each
individual sound plays fine, and other apps with sound are OK. I get this
regardless of which sound profile I use. I don't believe I installed
anything between when it worked and when I noticed it didn't.

Can anyone tell me how to get back to the land of the hearing.

Thanks.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Click on the ? Icon to Expand
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

Click on...
[?] Where did my Sounds go?
-----

Check the settings in Sounds and Audio Device Properties.

Open Sounds and Audio Device Properties...
Start | Run | Type: mmsys.cpl | Click OK |
Sounds tab | Program events

Sound scheme
[[Lists schemes that you can use to change the sounds assigned to many
program events. Each scheme consists of a set of events and the sounds
associated with them. You can create a new sound scheme by clicking Save
As.]]

Program events
[[Lists the program events to which you can assign sounds. To assign a sound
to a program event, click a program event (such as Close program) under
Events, and then click a sound under Sounds.
If you do not see a sound in Sounds, you can click the down arrow to select
from those listed, or you can click Browse to search for sound files on your
computer.]]

Sounds
[[Lists the available sound files that you can associate with program
events. The sound files listed are typically those files stored in
systemroot\media. However, if you have browsed to a different folder and
used sounds located in that folder, the Sounds list includes sounds from
that folder.
You can search for sound files in other folders by clicking Browse.
Sound files for program events must be in Microsoft WAV format, a file
format developed to store and replay sounds on a personal computer. Their
names usually include .wav as an extension.]]

Play button
[[Plays the selected sound. When the sound plays, this button changes to a
square block or a Stop button. Click the Stop button to stop playing the
selected sound.]]

Browse button
[[Click to search for sounds on other drives or in other folders.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:u$Yk4gGZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Ken Kast <ken@NOSPAMkenkast.com> hunted and pecked:
> All at once I am not getting any of the sounds in the sound profile. For
> example, when Windows opens and closes the sounds don't play. Each
> individual sound plays fine, and other apps with sound are OK. I get this
> regardless of which sound profile I use. I don't believe I installed
> anything between when it worked and when I noticed it didn't.
>
> Can anyone tell me how to get back to the land of the hearing.
>
> Thanks.


WIndows Sound Disappeared