There is a catch, however. If after I turn on my computer and log into my account, I log out of the account completely, and log back in, the aforementioned sounds begin to work via the shortcut again.
I have checked Sounds and Audio Devices in control panel and verified that the sounds are enabled, and I downloaded TweakUI to verify that "Beep on errors" is checked, and I just don't know what else the problem could be.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
Edited by DiZzyBonne, 13 November 2011 - 11:56 PM.