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Windows 7: No login/logoff sound = no media play? Why??

09 May 2011   #1
etroguy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
No login/logoff sound = no media play? Why??

Hi all!

So I've noticed a pattern on my HP laptop that is driving me insane. Sometimes when I turn it on, the login sound does not play. Then when I am actually using the laptop, I can never play any sort of media be it from Windows Media, FLV, iTunes, even Youtube. I have figured out that if I restart my laptop the logoff sound does not play either and I have to force shut down. After restarting, the login sound plays, and I am able to use media. So I have a way to "fix it" but it is really annoying.

Also, I dont know if this is associated with this problem, but when I start up, sometimes, the num lock is turned on when it was not on before shutdown. Would this be an indicator of something with my cards or drivers?

Any help is greatly appreciated!


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09 May 2011   #2
adieitan96

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

open the control panel and than go to sound and on the top go to sounds too and chack if the box "play windows startup sound" is enabled
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09 May 2011   #3
etroguy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

that is checked off as a yes
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09 May 2011   #4
adieitan96

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

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09 May 2011   #5
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

This sounds more like a possible hardware problem if it's intermittent. Considering HP's issues with heat destroying hardware components in laptops, I wouldn't be surprised. What model do you have?

Have you run Windows update lately? If not, do that and see if there are any updated drivers for your laptop that might be causing these issues.
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