I have been searching the internet of a while about my problem, but unfortunately I still did not find anything related to the issues I am having. The problem is quite a strange one, I tried finding the cause and a solution by myself but I just cannot find a possible cause at all.
This problem started showing up a few months ago, but since Windows can run fine with the problem it was not on my top priority list (and still is not). But it is getting very fustrating not finding the cause and now I am very curious what is causing the problem.
This is the problem a am having: every time Windows triggers an dialog alert (like windows asterisk, windows critical error ect.) I don't hear the event sound related to it. I looked over and over the settings in the config screen: looking for currupted settings in my windows sound scheme or currupted media files in the windows media dir. But it seems that everything is simply okay, all the settings are correct and the files work well (I can hear the sound when I click test in the sound config screen). It just looks like it that the sounds do not get triggered by the event.
Does anybody know more about this problem? Maybe there is somebody else having this problem? Like a said, it is not a major problem but it is very strange. It just came out of the blue, everything worked fine and just the other day I did not hear dialog event sounds anymore.
Things I have tried:
- sfc /scannow to fix possible currupted media files (although I did not think this was the problem, since all the files work just fine). No effect.
- reset the default sound scheme of windows of a few times, even tried some other sound shemes that come preinstalled with Windows 7. No effect.
- Tried to reinstall my sound drivers
(no idea why I tried that because my sound works just fine). No effect.
- Made a new user account to see if the problem was account related. No effect.
In short: What is the possible cause/solution for windows events sounds not triggered/suppressed by the dialog event itself (all settings/soud files correct)?
Thanks for your ideas and help in advance,