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Windows 7: Start Up Sound

14 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate


"only one account (auto-login) and fixed colour background
-sound comes when you press (first time) the desktop button"

That does not happen at this end. Microsoft have obviously got a problem with startup sound. I don't think any of this was their intention. The sample you quote above is an ridiculous.

Through Print Screen on Key Board and Paint I saved an Icon in jpeg. Went to Pictures ...I don't know what I did exactly and up came the start up sound. When I got to my desk top I found a large picture of the Icon on top of the background colour. The whole thing is bizarre.


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16 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

Dirk....Just my opinion about this, if in fact it was Microsofts intention, which I doubt.

1. Ridiculous

2. Why insists that one has a picture to get the Startup Sound...again ridiculous

3. That is fine

The Startup Sound should come on as the Desktop opens. Its purpose, I would have thought, is to notify the person that has initiated the boot up, who may be doing something else while it is booting up, that the Desktop is now available. It is a useful feature. Can't say the same for the many other sounds.

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06 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

Still waiting for a plausible answer to this problem of no sound when boot up has finished and the desktop has opened. Am I the only person with this problem. Since my original message I have noticed the Windows Startup Wave File has disappeared from Control Panel/Sound/Sound but it is still in C:/Windows/Media

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15 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x68

You are an absolute genius. I've been struggling with this no start up sound for days.
It also happens that I've switched to a solid background color last week. Would never have though of that.
I also notice that with a jpeg in my background instead of a solid color, my boot up time falls almost 50% as measured by the Win7 events viewer. (that was what was really bothering me, not the lack of start up sound) It went from ap. 55000ms to 110000ms and then back to 55000ms when I called back my jpeg background. Strange MS business this one.
Thanks again,
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