Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Startup Sound changed?

03 Aug 2013   #1
alyraver

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
Startup Sound changed?

Hi all

Not sure how or why but my Win 7 Startup sound has changed and is now a click sound

I have made sure the 'play Windows Startup sound' box is ticked in the sounds menu.

When I browse to the file location, its there, but its been changed somehow to a 'click'


Weird but ideally i'd like it restored to the original sound.

Any ideas if its an easy fix? I have downloaded the sound again, but can't allocate that sound as theres no option?

Any ideas greatly appreciated


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Aug 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Aly,

Just to make sure, there's a separate "startup" and a "Windows Log on" sound.

If you're sure that it's the startup sound, then you might see if using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to restore the default startup sound may help.
Startup Sound - Change in Windows 7
If not, then you can run a sfc /scannow command to see if it may be a corrupted or modified imageres.dll file that it can repair if so.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Aug 2013   #3
alyraver

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks dude. But something is still not right.
I downloaded the programme to change the start-up sound (option 1 in tutorial) however on that programme, when I Play the current Startup Sound it plays fine, as if its working properly, but when I restart to check - theres no startup sound at all.

I tried sfc check too and that appeared fine with no errors
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Aug 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, uninstall and reinstall your audio drivers, then see how it plays.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2013   #5
alyraver

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

hi ive tried and still no luck. I cannot find the imageres_original.dll file, I only have imageres.dll file. But it has a padlock icon on it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated when you know the startup sound worked properly to hopefully fix it without more drastic measures.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2013   #7
alyraver

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I unfortunately don't have any restore points
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Aug 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, a repair install should sort it for you without losing anything if you wish to go that route.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Startup Sound changed?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
changed sound card - now no system sound??
Greetings. Used onboard sound until today where I remounted my Auzentech X-Fi Forte. I have uninstalled the realtek sounddrivers and deactivated the onboard sound in BIOS. Everything is playing with the default analog speakers (5.1 setup) through the Forte, except systemsound (logon sound,...
Sound & Audio
Drive letter changed at startup
Hello, I have a wierd problem that i don't understand: Becouse of an unfortunatly accident (whici i don't yet understand), my drive letters change, my C: became D, and so on, and logically, the windows couldn't start becouse it didn't know where windwos was. What was strange, using acronis...
Hardware & Devices
spy hunter changed boot startup
Spy hunter was installed and never fully installed. I removed from system but, when I startup the pc i get messeage fdisk cant find dev.sda no medium found. Does any one know how to fix?
General Discussion
Why have my sound enhancements changed?
Hey everyone, I had to update my computer a few days ago and I wanted to add the virtual surround sound effect that's in the speaker properties. But since I updated, Instead of seeing the 'Dolby' tab, it says 'Enhancements' where those effects are completely different to the previous ones. How can...
Sound & Audio
Win 7 changed my chosen sound profile
When I installed and set up set up Win 7 several weeks ago, I chose "no sounds." Yesterday or the day before, it switched itself back to "Windows default." I did not make any changes myself to Sound. Anyone know why or how this happens?
Sound & Audio
Sound scheme changed by Desktop Themes
It appears that, every time you change a desktop theme, the sound scheme is changed and any custom sounds selected previously are lost. I use Microsoft Money which installs with about 20 different unique sounds. Installing a new desktop theme wipes out all the Microsoft Money sounds as well and...
Themes and Styles


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:46.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App