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: Some sounds missing

07 Feb 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Some sounds missing

I've got one that is driving me nuts.... I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with all patches. My system is a Del Dimension E520 w/4GB. The sound card is a Sigma Tel High Definition.Recently, I don't know when, I lost my startup and system sounds. I've also lost sound when IE plays a video. An example would be Tech Republic R Dojo's pages.

It gets a bit wierd, though, because I can "play" all the sounds (*.WAV), movies (MPG & WMV) as well as the sounds that are supposed to be used as system sounds. If I open the mixer and select the "Speakers" icon, I can "test" a sound. If I select the "System Sounds icon, no sounds. I should note that if I then "search" for sounds, I get a list of the sound files (WAV) and I can "play" them.

Also, if I launch a game like "Left 4 Dead 2". the opening "movies" play with no sound. However, once teh game starts, sounds are back.

I've uninstalled, installed the drivers several times with no luck. I did note, though, that i have 2 "Sound" icons in the Control Panel. They both do the same thing and neither works.

Any ideas would be much appreciated....

Hank Arnold (MVP

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Some sounds missing

Thread Tools

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 12:22 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33