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Windows 7: windows play system sound and all other sounds go quiet

30 Apr 2015   #1
vioray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
windows play system sound and all other sounds go quiet

recently reinstalled Windows due to upgrading my PC and now whenever a system sound is played (for example the error sound or exclamation sound) all other sounds, whether they be music files or games or anything else, will have their volume significantly reduced, even for a short time after the sound has played. makes it very irritating when, for example, listening to music while editing documents (exclamation sound playing on closing to save) I've already disabled the option in Communications tab of the sound settings but can find nothing else and a google search hasn't helped either


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30 Apr 2015   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I would try this: go into the device manager in the system section of the control panel; completely uninstall the sound card and any other associated components; reboot; let windows hopefully re-detect the card and any other components and reinstall them; reboot a second time. Try this out and see if it resolves your issue.
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01 May 2015   #3
vioray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

that did actually work. thanks
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01 May 2015   #4
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vioray View Post
that did actually work. thanks
No problem! thats what we are here for!. Please click the mark the thread solved button so others will know this issue has been solved. Thanks!

EDIT: nevermind; saw that you already marked it as solved. Thanks!
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