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Windows 7: Exit Windows sound will not accept my wav file

04 Dec 2012   #1
philtec

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Exit Windows sound will not accept my wav file

I have an exaggerated goodbye wav file (on exit windows) that I have been using for over 10 years with many WinXP computers.(recorded Sept. 01 2001)
I am a very late adopter and just sprung for a HP Z1 workstation with Win7 pro.
The only real problem I had with Win7 was getting my Microsoft trackball explorer to work but was solved using a macros command.(this device will not work with Win8 so I won't be going there any time soon)
I am very computer literate and within a week I had a pretty good handle on Win7 .
I am able to change any of the sound associations as I had with WinXP except using my goodbye file with "Exit Windows".
It will not preview and when I click apply no sound at shutdown.
I can put any of the themes exit sounds into exit windows and they work.
I can put any other wav file into exit windows and it works.
I have the goodbye file stored in the C:\windows\media folder.
The file will play with the WMP any time I open it.
I have renamed the file everything under the sun(Exit Windows.wav, Windows Shutdown.wav etc. with and without the space between words.)
I have changed the attributes and permissions to every possible combination.
The file is not "locked".
I even tried in safe mode but it made no difference.
I have attached the file to this post.(its as safe as safe can be)
It might be trivial to some but it means a lot to me.
I originally recorded this for my deceased mother and when I hear it sort of reminds me of her.
If there is anything I have left out please let me know.
Any help to solve my problem would surely be appreciated.
Thanks for any assistance!




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File Type: wav Goodbuy090101.wav (41.7 KB, 18 views)
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04 Dec 2012   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not really sure why that one doesn't work but I altered the bit rate and it does now. Someone else may know the reasoning behind it though, but the one below know works for me

Goodbuy090101_converted.wav

Danny


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04 Dec 2012   #3
philtec

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

You are da man Danny!!!
Works now for me also.
I forgot to mention that I also had entered it into the registry and that didn't work either.
You have made my day!!
Thanks again for the quick solution for this annoying problem!!!
How did you alter the bit rate so I can add this to my bag of tricks?
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04 Dec 2012   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by philtec View Post
You are da man Danny!!!
Works now for me also.
I forgot to mention that I also had entered it into the registry and that didn't work either.
You have made my day!!
Thanks again for the quick solution for this annoying problem!!!
How did you alter the bit rate so I can add this to my bag of tricks?
I used this - Convert audio to WAV to alter the bit rate.Like I said I don't know why but I had a similar problem a while back and this works.

Danny
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04 Dec 2012   #5
philtec

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks again and I hope you believe in karma as I do and you will be receiving good from whatever you do.
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