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Windows 7: Restoring Shutdown music playback..this one's probably for Brink....

24 Sep 2016   #1

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
Restoring Shutdown music playback..this one's probably for Brink....

Did a search, saw two users had a similar problem in 2012, but the blurb above the O.P. suggested to create a new thread, there was no resolution to the O.P.'s problem.
In my own defence, all I can say is Wednesday and Thursday it was 99F here and my wetware doesn't
function well at those temperatures. Should've made an image last weekend, my bad, just as hot then.
The lowdown is, going through an extended bout of abject poverty ATM, I didn't have spares for testing any theories. So loathe as I am to anyone touching my machines I took my workstation to a so-called technician, in the end it turned out to be a monitor problem. The backlight was frelled, but he proceeded to do me a 'favour' by servicing my custom built workstation. {already paid the 20 bucks, +HST=22.60} when it was running fine and the way I liked it. Whatever malware he used, it altered the windows properties screen into a bloody hunk of adware. The first two lines, the ASUS motherboard and model. It also wiped out the good 'helper' cookies I leave in the machine. Those cookies let me logon here and elsewhere, among other things, so like a goddamn noob I had to request here and in the 10 forum for password assistance, but admittedly, that was fixed in less than 30 minutes for both 7 and 10 forums, looks like you use bots for those menial tasks, rather than have some one on standby 24/7, either way, thanks to whomever set that up. I have a cookie controller on a stick that only lets first parties through, like these forums and blocks all others.
Indeed, I'm glad I keep all the important stuff on removable drives, including friendly cookies that help automate tasks or he would have frelled those up as well, in his vigour to just do something. He only saw them as spyware, to which I already have a triple-threat system {on a stick, all portable apps} for system protection.
Since Thursday I've been repairing all his damage but have one last problem I can't solve on my own, my shutdown tune {standard windows compatible .wav file} doesn't play anymore, just one note you hear, then to the blue background "Shutting Down.." and all he did was just increase that in the registry to 20 seconds from the previously stripped down seven {and I think the stock value is 12seconds=12000}.
I like my shutdown/restart tune, after a harrowing day, it helps to soothe my nerves, as well as that the standard non-interactive dialogue box is gone. It is the final one that tells the user what processes are being shut down, including explorer and that it is{going to play}, playing the logoff sound, as one sets in personalisation. Been a ton of places on the web, and no answer found yet, just responses on how to speed up shutdown, which I already know, not how to get my tune back!

Now, if I ever get back to work {recovering from heart attack and quintuple bypass} I'll start work on a new 64-bit with gobs of ram because after fiddling with it [its free] I seriously want to get into Blender!
It is only on a 'virgin' computer that I feel free to mess around with an operating system, because you can't really hurt anything, mess up, just re-load the isoDVD.
Once that machine is built, if I want too and can't otherwise get this problem solved, I'll re-do the boot drive, but last time it took four months, getting things like coloured pointers and such, instead of just black or white. As I told the whippersnapper, the last time I was into the registry was to fix the custom trash icon bug, so they change on command and that was three years ago.

Man, I miss my Atari(s)!!

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07 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

You can fix the added OEM info using Ultimate Windows Tweaker on the additional tweaks tab. You must right click and run as admin or the program won't work.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker v 2.2, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 & Vista
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07 Oct 2016   #3

W7 Ultimate 32-bit

All fixed. Thank You.
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