Forum Announcement

Please don't panic! You are not in the Twilight Zone, you are experiencing the new CNET forums platform! Please click here to read the details. Thanks!!

The CNET Lounge

General discussion

Windows startup sounds

by netmasta / September 26, 2006 / 2:25 PM UTC

I was just listing to todays podcast, good as usual.
Anyway, yes TMV, there is a Christmas, Er, Uh, yes you can change/stop the startup sound. You can change most Windows sounds.

In XP:
Start>>All Programs>>Control Panel>>Sounds and Audio devices>>Sounds.

Only thing is, XP only has one sound scheme. Remember 'Robotz' or 'Utopia' from Windows 9x?

Does anyone else besides me find some of the sounds, startup for example just plain annoying?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Windows startup sounds
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Windows startup sounds
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
It was Vista, I think
by Azuremen / September 26, 2006 / 3:27 PM UTC
In reply to: Windows startup sounds

It was Vista that they decided to let people mute the sound on.

The standard sound for XP is annoying, but most of the old themes from 98 and such were as well. All very high pitch, almost designed for those old on board speakers it seemed.

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) utopia Rocked! it came with Plus! for W95
by SantiagoCrespo / September 26, 2006 / 3:42 PM UTC
In reply to: Windows startup sounds
Collapse -
by gsmiller88 / September 27, 2006 / 8:06 AM UTC
In reply to: Windows startup sounds

I replaced it with the mac Bong

Collapse -
Optional on Vista RC2
by pasilei / October 21, 2006 / 6:42 AM UTC
In reply to: Windows startup sounds

Don't know if it was for you, but Microsoft has added an option to turn off the startup sound on Vista RC2 on onwards I hope.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 45,842 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,052 discussions
Tablets 1,149 discussions
Security 28,606 discussions
Home Audio and Video 18,995 discussions
HDTV Picture Setting 1,743 discussions
Cell Phones 11,258 discussions
Windows 8 1,311 discussions
Networking & Wireless 10,496 discussions