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All my Email sounds and other Windows alert sounds are gone, but I can play them (mp3, wav, mid, etc) in Windows Media Player, as well as other players, for example, such as Roxio DVD Player, DivX Player, and RealPlayer.

I first noticed it when nothing would play in my Musicmatch Jukebox, and I am wondering if that could be the culprit. So far, Musicmatch and all of the Windows alerts are disabled somehow, even the intro sound when Windows first boots up.

Any help in getting my sounds back is appricated.
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I'm not exactly sure if it's this way in english versions of XP because I am translating it from Dutch.

Start>control panel>sounds and audiodevices>sounds tab>choose your sound scheme. It probably says no sounds right now. Hit the scroll down tab and select windows standard sound scheme.

Hope that works for you.

Emery

Edited by S A A B, 18 July 2005 - 12:22 PM.

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Thanks for the tip, but it still doesn't work. My Sound Scheme was blank so I selected Windows Default, but it that didn't make any difference.

Thanks anyway!

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I know your sound works when you play mp3's etc. But try reinstalling your drivers. Or, when you have a seperate soundcard, remove it from device manager and turn off your comp. Reseat the card back in the slot and restart. Let windows find a driver for you and install it.

Hope that will work.

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Thanks for the tip, but it still doesn't work.  My Sound Scheme was blank so I selected Windows Default, but it that didn't make any difference.

Thanks anyway!

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after you did the above, scroll down the list...is there a speaker icon next to EMAIL NOTIFICATION?

select it and hit the arrow....do you hear a noise?
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Yes, there is a speaker symbol next to it. In fact, each and every program event that has a speaker next to it makes no sound. Hitting the arrow makes no sound.

I checked the volume controls and nothing is muted.

I haven't tried reloading the driver as S A A B has suggested. I was going to try that next, when I get around to it later today.
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Look here under where did my sounds go?
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Hi,

All my Windows sounds are back. I don't have a sound card, but I use the onboard audio off of my motherboard.

What I did was, I powered everything down and I unplugged all my audio cables from my 6-speaker sound system, including the power cord to it. I rebooted my computer without my sound system to make sure the computer knew there was no sound equipment. Then I powered down and plugged my cables back to my computer and rebooted. My sound came back!

I recall now that I lost alert sounds after moving my compter from one corner of the room the other. It must have been the sequencing of when I plugged back in what cable. Now, all I have to figure out is how to get rid of an error message every time I boot up: "minboot.exe - Entry Point Not Found". I'll do another posting if I can't figure this out myself.

Thanks for all your suggestions. They were very helpful and I gained some insight from them.

Art :tazz:
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