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ox411

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my computer has stopped making noise thorugh windows. all of my other programs still make the correct noises, but theres no windows sounds. when i go to control panel and then click on 'sounds and audio devices' then click on the 'sounds' tab then click on any one of the program events that has a sound attatched to it, i get this error message:

"Windows cannot find the file %SytemRoot%\media\Windows XP 'Close Program'.wav."

where it says 'close program' you can insert any of the events for a similar message....cant find asterisk, close program, criotical battery alarm, etc.

i am able to set up the sounds to play other wave files on my computer, so it really seems to me that the windows sounds folder has somehow been erased.

ive tried running the recovery console from the windows cd, and ive tried to locate the folder by browsing the cd. nothing seems to have helped.

does anyone know where i can download the sound files again?

thanks
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do you have a windows cd or a folder called i386?
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actually it seems that somehow a folder named 'media' got erased. i copied it from windows on my laptop and everything seems to be working fine again. but yes the i386 folder seems to be there
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