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startup and shutdown sound problem

by armal / August 10, 2004 11:55 PM PDT

I lost sound of startup and shutdown and also recycle bin sound.How can I recovery sounds.

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Re: startup and shutdown sound problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2004 12:01 AM PDT

Did you use the sound contol panel to test them?

You also can try System Restore to when it worked.

In closing, I saw this once when the owner accepted a driver from Microsoft. They didn't have a Microsoft PC.


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Re: startup and shutdown sound problem
by armal / August 12, 2004 8:55 PM PDT

I have disable system restore,but I think maybe is something wrong in registry.Please help

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I know it's an OLD post, but....
by Tom_SF / September 18, 2008 3:25 PM PDT

I had the same problem with no start-up or shutdown sounds and they didn't return until I had a situation in which I had to use the recovery discs and re-format my hard drive.

After all the updates and getting my computer back up to snuff, I took a look at the registry and wrote down some settings for the Windows sounds.

First, go to Run and type regedit to get to the registry. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, open "App Events", then "Event Labels". Look for "EmptyRecycleBin". Click it once and under the "name" "title" and "data" columns, it should say ab(default), REG_SZ and Empty Recycle Bin" respectively. The line below that should say "dispFileName" REG_SZ and "@mmsys.cpl,-5381"

The System Start and System Exit folders should have the same things listed except under "System Exit" it will say "ab(default), REG_SZ and Exit Windows" respectively. The line below that should say "dispFileName" REG_SZ and "@mmsys.cpl,-5846"

System Start should say ab(default), REG_SZ and "Start Windows respectively. The line below that should say "dispFileName" REG_SZ and "@mmsys.cpl,-5850". I never could figure out what corrupted the files in the first place, but these are what I read in the registry when the sounds work.

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