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Windows 7: No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

25 Sep 2010   #1
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.


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09 Feb 2011   #2
Phenom78

Windows Seven
 
 

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?
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09 Feb 2011   #3
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had to create a new account and transfer my data from the old to the new one.
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09 Feb 2011   #4
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Could be that the "system sounds" in the volume mixer is either muted or turned completely down. Double -clicking the little speaker on the taskbar should open up the volume mixer. Once there, look for system sounds and see how its set.

BTW: I often keep this on mute since I don't care for any system sounds on my computers.
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10 Feb 2011   #5
Phenom78

Windows Seven
 
 

thanks to RJ12 for his solution...i will try that. No, system volume is not muted...it's the first thing i checked!
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