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Windows 7: .wav sounds not working in new sound scheme in Windows 7

04 Jun 2015   #1
marktedrow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
 
 
.wav sounds not working in new sound scheme in Windows 7

I recently had to reinstall Windows 7 on my computer due to system restore problems and now system restore works again, but a new problem has been created.

I have always went into my sound option in the control panel to create my own personal sound scheme using various wave sounds I have saved on an external drive and they have always worked great, now however, not all of them will play in the scheme or when I click the "Test" button, I hear nothing. Some work, some don't, even though they are all .wav files. I use the "browse" button in control panel/sound to get to those files.

Because I reinstalled Windows 7, and the registry is reset to its default, is there a setting in the registry I need to adjust to "Play all sounds" or something? All sounds play well in WMP but certain ones won't work in the scheme, or the test button. Please advise. They did all work before I reinstalled windows so I am wondering if it is a registry setting or something else I am overlooking.
I have searched the internet, and can find nothing. Please help me!


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05 Jun 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Since you did a reinstall, did you reinstall Win 7 drivers for the SoundBlaster? Also, in case it was inadvertently enabled, the on-board audio (probably labeled Legacy Audio in the BIOS - what Dell identifies it as in older PC's) needs to be disabled in the BIOS to avoid any conflicts.

I've had problems getting user wav files to work for system sounds, and I've seen posts of others having the same problems. Not sure what to tell you about those.

One thing to check, "What You Hear" for the SoundBlaster should be set as the Default Recording Device. I don't know if it will make a difference, but something to check. Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and finally the Sound Panel, Recording section. If its shown, enable it and make it the default. If its not showing, RIGHT click in a blank area in the panel and then click to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. What You Hear should now be showing and you can enable it.
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06 Jun 2015   #3
marktedrow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
 
 

I am not sure what it was, but it did have something to do with my Sound Blaster Audigy FX sound card. I went in after reinstalling it and adjusted the settings and now the .wav sounds work. Thank you for your reply.
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06 Jun 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Cool. Glad to hear you got it resolved.
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06 Jun 2015   #5
marktedrow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
 
 

I am just one of those people that wants to know what I did so I know what to look for next time.
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13 Jun 2015   #6
marktedrow

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
 
 
program event in sound scheme won't work

I did get all of the wav sounds working in my sound scheme, however there is just one, the "Maximize" sound (program event) that will not work in the scheme. It works when you click on the "Test" button but not when you maximize a minimized window.

I have tried other sounds including ones that work, but it seems like there is something wrong with the one program event. Anywhere else I can look? It does not make sense.
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