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Solved: Windows XP Startup and Shutdown Sounds aren't working!

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by rgarr, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. rgarr

    rgarr Thread Starter

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    Please Help!!!!

    I'm running Win XP Home Edition SP2 and I've searched Google and Win knowledge base to no avail...also Kelly's Corner web site.

    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
    correctly.


    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
    :eek:
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    While you are there, if you click on the PLAY button for these sounds, do they in fact play correctly?
     
  3. rgarr

    rgarr Thread Starter

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    Yes...all of them...including the startup and shutdown wavs! It is only when yo go to shutdown or startup the PC that they don't sound!
     
  4. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    On this site, scroll to 211, and download the REG file. Then, double click on it, to add to the registry.
     
  5. rgarr

    rgarr Thread Starter

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    Hi Whitphil,

    I already tried Kelly's corner as I stated in my original post...but to no avail! I appreciate your help though...haven't seen you since the early days on Vr.Dr.

    I found a fix for my problem and I'm posting it here in the hopes that it may help others. It is as follows below:

    The no startup/shutdown sound was a problem possibly caused by a reg fix program that optimized the XP shutdown. I found the solution at one of the XP tweak sites. It is caused by a missing beep on error registry entry. To fix it, you'll need the TweakUI powertoy for XP from Microsoft. It's a useful tool.

    http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/tweakui

    After installation of TweakUI, open the TweakuUI tool, by clicking [Start], All Programs, power toys for Win. XP, etc. With the TweakUI open, goto the -General- setting and then check the "Beep on errors". This should restore the startup and shutdown sounds. This worked for me.

    Thank you All!
     
  6. default_beep

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    Sorry to resurrect this old thread. It's an old one but a good one. As per the previous poster, it may help someone in need. It bugged the hell outta me. Unfortunately, TweakUI won't create the reg key if it's missing, so can't fix the problem by itself. Like many WinXP quirks the solution is trivial. Just make sure you have the following reg key:

    HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default

    If the final \.Default is missing, just create the key. That's it. When you now go back to the sounds & audio devices control panel, the default beep event is again available from the list. Select it & give it a sound. Your startup/shutdown & logon/logoff sounds will now work.
     
  7. aquafloe

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    I've tried all the fixes listed on this page, but I still have the problem. This is one of many issues that forced me to reinstall xp, and now it's back again.:( Is there any other way to fix it?
     
  8. jberenyi

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    I have the same problem. I have looked everywhere for this fix and can't find one. Someone out there must have solved this issue. HELP!
     
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