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Windows Xp Startup And Shutdown Sounds Are Not Working!

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#1 Tech I

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 05:49 PM

Please Help!!!

I have searched Google, Windows Knowledge Base and Kelly's Corner Web Site to no avail.

When the PC is turned on and off the default Start Windows
and Exit Windows sound is not played through the speakers
which are turned on. All other Windows sounds are played

I have checked the sound properties in Control
Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices /Properties and the Windows
Default Sound Scheme is selected. The corresponding .wav
files are in place i.e. Windows XP Shutdown.wav and
Windows XP Startup.wav.

Please advise how I can rectify this fault.
Thanks :thumbsup:

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:50 AM

Find the sound files on the hard drive and remove them and then copy new ones in their place. The sound files are more than likely corrupt.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:45 PM

Before you do anything else go to the control panel, click the "Sounds and Audio Devices" icon or listing, click the "Sounds" tab, and scroll down to the two sounds you said were not playing (one at a time of course) in the list.

Highlite the sound and clcik the arrow just to the right of the sound's name.
Does it play? If it does, the file works. If there is no sound, navigate to the sound file and click apply.

Make sure the sound scheme is not set to "No Sounds".

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