Windows start and shutdown sounds not played

By bill48nj1
Feb 21, 2009
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  1. Windows start and shutdown wavs not played
    Hi.
    I'm using XP sp3 with onboard Sigma Tel Audio. High Definition Audio Codec driver ver 5.10.5067.0
    Sigma Tel audio loads at system start. All sounds are perfect after boot.
    The problem is I don't get the Windows Start or Windows Exit sounds.
    The sounds are enabled in Control Panel Sounds, and when I sample them, they're fine. They just don't play when starting or shutting down Windows.
    Help will be most appreciated.
    Thanks,
    bill48nj2
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    Reinstall the sound drivers
  3. bill48nj1

    bill48nj1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Already re-installed the drivers more than once.
    Thanks
    bill48nj1
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    The drivers won't help, it already plays sounds ;)

    Try going to Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices -> Sounds -> Then use the drop down arrow to select "Windows Default" -> Apply -> OK

    :grinthumb
  5. bill48nj1

    bill48nj1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Solved - Windows start and shutdown sounds not played

    Solved
    I forgot that I had turned off system Beep... duh
    Hopefully this will help others.
    Open regedit and go to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound
    on the right side double click Beep and change the Value data: from no to yes
    do the same with ExtendedSounds
    Click OK & reboot.

    Thanks for your help.
    bill48nj1
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Here's a beep test :)
  7. bill48nj1

    bill48nj1 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi.
    I already solved this problem. See my last post.
    Thanks again.
    Have a nice day.
    bill48nj1
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