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Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

Q: Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

Cheers all,

Problem is as stated in the thread; I downloaded, untar'd and set the theme up today. I know it's specifically the "Close Window" sound since it's unique from the others. I'm referring to the following actions in particular (there may be more things I could do to proc it, but I haven't checked yet)...
Opening a Program
Opening a Folder in Windows Explorer
Starting a new Windows Explorer Session
Closing a Window (expected function)
Closing a Windows Explorer Session (expected function)
Those not followed by (expected function) have a different sound assigned to them, although the Close Window sound plays anyways. Not always immediately after the action is performed, either - there can be anywhere from a 1 to 15 second delay before the .wav plays.

The sounds are located in C:\Windows\Media\AltimitOS\ with AltimitOS being a custom folder I copied in. I originally untar'd everything to the desktop, then created and moved everything into the folder and tried running the theme from there. I've made sure all file paths are leading to the \Media\AltimitOS folder.

Any help is appreciated. Cheers,

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A: Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

As this is a 3rd party app, it sounds like it is buggy. Does the Windows schemes work OK? If so, that puts it back to the buggy app.

I would go back to the app developer for assistance.

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I think the title says it all, when I log into Windows 7, it sitll makes a sound upon login even though sounds are set to none.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:Win 7 making sound on login sound scheme is set to none

Along with the "no sounds" scheme, there is a separate box to uncheck for the startup sound.

See this:

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 8200, I have a cd/rw that came with it, so Today I bought a DVD/RW installed everything, The DVD plays video fine, The problem is, It does not have audio, so I took the dvd out and put in an MP3 Cd and it plays Audio CDs fine...I cant seem to troubleshoot any further than to play with audio level controlls but still doesnt have Audio on DVD movies, So I tried a diffrent DVD and also played it using a diffrent player...Same thing happens.No Audio on the DVDs but Audio is fine playing Music CDs on both CDRW drive and my new DVD/RW drive...I cant seem to find a thread with the same problem...I even tried uninstalling the driver on the DVD/Drive and started over again...same thing no, Audio. Help!

A:Audio CD Plays Sound But when playing DVDs No Sound! Help Please!

what application are you using to play said DVD?

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Yesterday I installed a new external hard drive - following the installation - my sound no longer played through my television (video is fine, HDMI connection) and sound now comes ONLY through the laptop speakers.

The option for HDMI Audio doesn't appear in the 'sound' menus. I have 'checked' "shoe disabled" and "show disconnected" in those menus.
Basic Specs:


Windows 7/64bit

IDT High Definition Audio Codec

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4250

I have tried the following fixes gleaned from other forum posts on similar forum posts:

Uninstalling and reinstalling IDT drivers - didn't work.

HP driver 'recovery manager' to install 'original' IDT audio codecs - didn't work.

Unistalled ATI Video Drivers , and reinstalled them - didn't work

System Restore to a week ago - didn't work.

I use my HD TV as my primary monitor for gaming, so having sound through laptop speakers and not TV is quite annoying.

Perhaps my only solution is another sound card?

A:no sound through tv via hdmi, sound plays through laptop speakers (idt

So you're trying to get audio to play on your TV from your laptop? Since you said the video is fine it's obviously not the video drivers. It sounds like the sound output is configured wrong. I don't think it would be labeled as HDMI. HDMI is just DVI with HD Audio. Try altering your sound settings to see what you can get.

Audio is a very difficult thing to diagnose and fix.

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I wanted to change my laptop's startup sound to a custom sound and saw a guide on the web, and so I went by:
Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > 'Sounds' tab
But then I cannot find the 'startup' option in the list of 'program events'. I checked thoroughly but I still could not find it. Can anyone offer a solution to this problem? Answer back as soon as possible, and thank you.

A:Cannot change Windows startup sound to custom sound


Downloads / Software / Startup Sound Enabler for Windows 8

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i read thread "sound plays on my pc but no sound comes out" i checked the keyboard for mute button and i know that the keyboard isn't the problem. i need to know how to uninstall my current PCI Audio device (CMI8738/C3DXPCI) the device manufacturer is C-MEDIA, and reinstall it so that i have sound. in the article i read, it says to update/reinstall the sound driver by going to the website of your soundcard and then to download the driver. how do i know the website of my soundcard?? i have a start-up driver volume 14 computer video and sound product cd for my pc and i don't know how to use it effectively because the instruction manual is missing. will this cd restore my sound and if so how do i restore it effectively?? one last thing.. could you tell me how to locate the website of my soundcard?? i am sure the answers to these questions will help. thanks. sheila murray

A:i read sound plays on my pc but no sound comes out...need more help

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Does the sound card show up in device manager without any exclamation marks?

Do you have a volume icon in the lower right hand corner?

In the control panel, multimedia, is the sound card selected for the playback device?

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OK heres my problem.I reformatted my computer and the onboard sound quit working. In the device manager the AC'97 onboard sound card wasn't being recognized. I found teh correct drivers for it online but it still wouldnt work. I then purchased a Creative sound blaster usb audio adaptor. The sound will play in either of the 2 devices but no sound comes out. The light on the usb adaptor blinks like a sound is playing but no sound. Im not a novice at computer troubleshooting etc but this has me stumped. I currently have the onboard audio device disabled in the bios but still the usb device won't play. Any help that can be provided will be greatly appreciated. I've included the aida32 output for your viewing pleasure The file size is about 350 kb link

A:Windows Xp Sp2 Sound Plays But No Sound Comes Out

Since you re-formatted your system and now that you have re-installed Windows there is one other set of drivers that have to be re-installed and those are the drivers for the motherboard and they include sound drivers. If you do not have the CD-R disk with them from the originals that should come with the computer you will have to download all of these from the manufacturer's web site and install all of the.

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OK I need windows 7 back. 10 doesnt have a sound card driver compatible with this HP model. Was told I had to pay and/or buy windows 7 again to reinstall. I lost sound after system recovery and automatic upgrade to windows 10. Im a disabled grandma and cant afford all this. It had windows 7 on it prior so Im confused as to why I have to pay to get it back. Can anyone help me with this please? Im not computer saavy I need it for a game and I watch tv on it so sound is important.  Thanks in advance!

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When I installed and set up set up Win 7 several weeks ago, I chose "no sounds." Yesterday or the day before, it switched itself back to "Windows default." I did not make any changes myself to Sound.

Anyone know why or how this happens?

A:Win 7 changed my chosen sound profile

Did you change the theme in the Personalization window?

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Hello; A rare conditon: I cant get sound out of any internet video. sound card is ok. Sound from every other source is ok,,,except from internet explorer videos of any kind.


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I can see the scroll bar moving like something is playing but no sound will come out...my operating ystems are all screwed up but i bet that that is not the issue. anyway im on windows xp compaq system(upgraded to xp from Me) with creative pci hardware. it was odd though a few days ago i turned my system on and the startup windows audio came on, i rebooted for whatever reason and it wouldnt work again. anyone know whats going on?

A:sound plays on my pc, but no sound comes out

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I have good sound with other speakers on this desktop, but I wanted to save some workspace on my desk, so I recently got a new AX510 sound bar and attached it onto a Dell 2208WFP monitor, one of the monitors listed for that soundbar.  It powers up via the AC port built in to the monitor, just like it should, and I've correctly connected the audio cable on the soundbar audio output on my desktop.  But there's no sound at all.  I did get a static "pop" once... but no other sound.
So I am trying to figure out whether the sound bar is defective, or if this is possibly a Windows 10 issue, as I've read a few odd posts on the internet about people suddenly finding that previously working sound bars don't work in Windows 10.... or some other incompatibility (my desktop is a Studio XPS 8100, Windows 10).  I realize all of my equipment is not the latest, but it's all been in great working condition and the one new addition is the sound bar... I did plug my old speakers back in again, and they still work just fine.
I was thinking I can test the sound bar by connecting it to another computer at work (tomorrow) that's running Windows 7.  to determine if it's a Windows 10 issue -- or if it just doesn't work at all -- but would that be a definitive test it's not a Dell computer?  Any other ways to diagnose the problem and pin it down?  I can conceivably still return the sound bar if I determine it's defect... Read more

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Running Windows 7 Pro I have created a sound scheme, named it and saved it. However, after every 2 or 3 boot-ups it reverts to the Windows Default scheme. How do I keep my scheme constant without Windows Default taking over? Thanks.

A:Sound Scheme Changes

Did you save the theme to?
Theme - Change or Save

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I have NO sound scheme showing in the drop-down, and no system sound.
Win 7 64-bit. Dell Inspiron laptop (which had all sounds until a Windows update).
Unable to restore to an earlier date.
How do I fix this, please ?

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My Sony Multimedia computer will no longer play Windows soundscheme sounds (beeps, chimes, etc). All other sounds play ok. All settings appear to be correct what is the problem?

A:Sound scheme

Try restoring defaults to Windows defaults in 'sounds and audio devices' in control panel or.Try doing 'system restore' to go back to a date before before the problem
There could be a possibilty that the custom sound scheme you are trying to upload to your system is either corrupt or incomplete or it is not on the right path. try uninstalling it and downloading it again. Good Luck

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I downloaded a sound scheme from icq.com. After downloading, I got a prompt which said "Windows cannot open this file". Then it tells me it needs to know what program created it, and prompts to "use web to find appropriate program". From there I get an enormous list, and I do not know what to tell it. Any one have this problem and know how to correct it? Please keep in mind I am a computer idiot!

A:sound scheme from icq.com


Welcome to TSG!

See if this link helps:
How do I change my ICQ sounds?

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Is there any possible way to use mp3 files for my Windows sound scheme? I don't want to have to install a program or anything, although I don't mind editing my system files. As long as I'm using Sounds and Audio Devices to add the mp3 files, then I don't mind. I just don't want to use another application that will slow my computer down a lot. If anyone knows of a way to edit my Sounds and Audio Devices file to allow mp3 files to be used instead of just wav, then please let me know.


A:MP3 for Sound Scheme?

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Does anyone know if you can save two different sound schemes? In other words, save some sounds with "windows default" and other sounds with a different sound scheme (control panel, sound, sounds tab, sound scheme). Thanks

A:Can you have 2 different sound scheme's

You can save as many sound schemes as want but you can only use one scheme at the time.


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Hi guys,

I`ve got WinXP without any sound. Can you please give me a link to default windows xp sound scheme and the

location where I need to leave in the system please ?


A:Windows XP sound scheme

Hi Seb, does your audio device show up in control panel?

You may of lost your sound driver. Follow these steps and report back what you see:

Press start > right click my computer > click properties > select the 'hardware' tab > click device manager.

Do you see any yellow exclamation or question marks?

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I had changed my sound scheme before and now i wanted to switch it back to the default sound scheme. I went to the Control Panel hoping to switch it back but when i choose "Windows Default", under "Windows" it doesn't have any sound. I tried to apply it manually but i couldn't save it and doesn't know which is the correct one.

A:[SOLVED] XP Sound Scheme

Check to make sure the .wav files are still on your hard drive. By default, the sounds are located in


and the backups of the sounds is


If the files are missing from both directories, run the system file checker

Windows Key+R > sfc /scannow > Insert install disk when prompted to

Best of luck, and I'll check back in a while.

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After incorrectly running ComboFix (I know, I know--what a moron, right?) my sound scheme was altered. Every time I go into or out of hibernation, the computer plays the chimes.wav file. If I delete the wav file, the system just plays a different sound. Changing my sound scheme to another one, then back to the one I have doesn't fix things. A petty annoyance, I know, but if anyone knows how to fix this I'd appreciate it!

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All of a sudden, about a week ago I noticed that the Windows Explorer sounds suddenly stopped working.

I can go to Control Panel and set a sound scheme. The sounds for all the various events are there, however when I OK out of the settings, the sounds for Windows Explorer (and a number of other applications that set sounds in this way) all get set to none. When I go back to Control Panel and check it, the scheme I selected is in effect, however the sounds for Windows Explorer and the others are gone.

No matter how many times I try and set it, they will not set.

Any ideas as to how I can get my sounds back?


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Why is there only one sound scheme on Windows 8, when there are a whole lot on Windows 7

A:Why only one sound scheme in Windows 8

Welcome to Windows EightForums, techtitan100.

There is only one sound scheme. You probably don't want to hear this, but there's not a lot of customization in Windows 8 as of yet. It was written to be a lean OS. Perhaps when Blue comes there will be some added.

There are 3rd party schemes you can install. Search engine "Windows 8 sound schemes" to look for those.

Again, welcome.

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Im having a problem with my midi sound scheme: it plays with distortion!
I have recently install a new antivirus (active virus shield) that found several trojans and a virus on Audiohq.EXE, AVS delected all. After that some videos that have recorded with a handycam started to crash. I made a system restore and the video problem stoped, but the AVS detected again a virus on Audiohq.EXE, so the problem with the midi sounds in my XP Scheme continues playing with distortion. Using winamp or WMP11 the sounds are played correctly and with no distortion at all. Should i erase the infected audiohq.EXE?


A:XP sound scheme distortion

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I suddenly found my Windows Sound has no sound scheme.

Things were fine after I installed the OS and the only change I made since then was switch back and forth between a couple of windows schemes that came with the OS.

The entire list is blank under sound and when I try to add a sound scheme the list is a blank not even windows default.

A:Missing Sound Scheme(s)

Hello BeepBeep,

The default location for the default Windows 7 sounds are at C:\Windows\Media. It may have been changed by mistake.

Hope this helps,

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I have a Sony Multimedia computer running Windows XP MM 2003. I cannot receive any sound from windows program. Music and games sound are ok.

A:MS sound scheme problem

Are you saying that sound clips from internet explorer aren't working?

Basically, sounds from programs that came pre-installed on your computer aren't working, but one you have installed are?

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I am trying to make my windows look like a Mac. I only have one thing missing and that is the sound scheme. Is their away you can add all the sound scheme instead of choosing one by one.


A:How do you Install Sound scheme

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums. We'll need your full system specs here

Most importantly we'll need the sound card since the option to set a scheme will be in the driver package or addition software for that card.
Thanks. Fabe

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Hi all,
Not sure what exactly happened!
After installation the windows 7 and start installing the required and needed softwares

Appears that Start negotiator sound gone! and whenever you click on any of programs no sound comes out!! this is happened twice for me

Is there any way that i can get the sounds into the default ,,, back in to place!

Am not sure if am talking clear here but this is the way i can explain!
Overall missing some of the sounds in Windows 7 and would like to get them back with in an easy way


A:windows 7 sound scheme

Go to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound and then click on "Change System Sounds". In the System Sounds panel, Select "Windows Default" as the sound scheme and then click the "Apply" button. This should set up the standard sounds.

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My computer had a spyware/adaware and I'm used to deleting them manually in the 'Add or Remove programs' (control panel).

I have mistakenly deleted a file thinking it was a spyware (w/c happens to be a sound driver; so dumb of me) so my speaker stopped playing any sound. I reinstalled the sound driver and tried to play the Windows Media Player. It played music.

Yet when I checked the sound tab in the Sounds and Audio devices properties, and tried to play any sound for any program event (including YM and MSNmsgr sound alerts), it displays: "Windows cannot play sound %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP [___.wav file e.g. Error.wav]. Your sound card may be in use." I'm a little frustrated. Could anyone enlighten me and give a probable solution to this problem? I would truly be grateful.

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Dell XP Pro 2002 SP2
Xeon CPU 2.66 GHz
1.00 GB RAM

Friday, sound was fine.
Monday, no sound.
The bosses son did something and sound came back, but the scheme no longer ran.
I reset the scheme, but it runs the wrong sound at the wrong time - or runs all sounds together - and the sounds are very choppy, stop and restart, and run over the top of each other.

If I listen to the .wav files, they are fine. My boss has an opening and closing theme that he has used for years and really likes. What can I do?
Thanks for your help.

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I've unticked the 'Play Windows Startup Sound' and selected the 'no sounds'
from the drop down box, but these are not remembered on next boot up.

I also tried deleting all of the files in Windows Media folder, but the sound still sounds on boot up.

This has been the same on 2 clean installations of x64 beta 7000.
Any information on how to correct this please ?


A:Sound Scheme changes not remembered

Have you tried saving your theme after disabling sounds?

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Hi every one,
This may seem like a rather silly problem to bring up,but it`s bugging the life out of me and I want to know why !!

In the Windows sound scheme event list I used to have a sound playing for "Start Windows" and "Exit " Windows when starting and closing down my computer.
That has suddenly stopped,in fact they have disappeared from the "event " list ??

I know it`s only a minor problem but I would really like to know what has happened and what I have done to cause such a catastrophic problem.

Can anyone please be bothered to tell me the cause and how to reinstate these two events on the list !
Thanks,appreciate your help,


A:Sound scheme events missing

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I'm rather fond of the Tinker sound scheme and would like to import it, but have only found a way of importing a whole bunch of sounds meaning it would take forever to configure each item under "Sounds".

It would be far easier if one could just switch schemes.

Addendum: I've managed to find and install the Glass and Pearl sound schemes but every Tinker one I find extracts to individual sound files which is too complicated to use....looking for the actual scheme still. (Hope this legal...LOL!!)

I have tried copying the Tinker scheme from Vista into the W7 schemes folder but it never shows up in Sounds. What am I doing wrong?

A:Possible To Import Vista Sound Scheme Into W7?

Hi Peter,

I'm working on this, and should be able to provide a solution later on. In the meantime, I would be grateful if you (or someone else) can send me the following information from the registry as I forgot to save this before experimenting


In particular, I need the contents of the following sub-keys:

.Default and .None

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I like customizing the sound scheme, but I'm having troubles finding alternative sounds similar to the ones already found in Windows. Where do people go to find more of these types of sounds?

Most of the sounds i find on the internet are usually at least 15 seconds long, don't contain download links, or are cult-classic related.

A:sound scheme: where can i find other sounds?

Most of the sounds i find on the internet are usually at least 15 seconds long, don't contain download links, or are cult-classic related.

so what are you looking for more specifically?

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This doesn't effect the functionality of the machine but its just a little annoying. On a netbook that I use with the "Windows Default" sound scheme chosen. The "start navigation" sound wont save with the default sound (the little click while navigating windows folders). No matter if I go in and change it and save it. When I back out and then go back and check it, its back to "none" for that particular sound.

A:Default sound scheme issue

That is the Default for the Windows Default scheme. You can create your own scheme select what sounds you want and you can name it what you want, or not name it at all. by choosing the drop down arrow and choosing Save As.

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I have a Dell Precision 670 Win XP SP2 system. My Default Windows Sound Scheme has stopped working. I can hear the sounds in the Sound Scheme Setup when checked individually (Control Panel->Sounds...->Sounds & Audio Devices->Sounds tab). But the Program events such as as New Mail arrival, Critical Failures etc are NOT working! It is a minor issue but deeply annoying! In the Audio tab Default Device for Sound playback & recording are set to "SoundMax Digital Audio" & MIDI music playback is set to "Microsoft GS Wavetable SW synth" Speaker setup is set to "Desktop Stereo Speakers". Volume is NOT muted. I could not find ANY relevant postings on Microsoft site. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Sound Scheme Stops working

hello ,

this is just for starters


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )


now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps


performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version


#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your p... Read more

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This is more of an annoyance than a major problem, but help would be greatly appreciated.

I use Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, and when the default sound scheme is set, I have no problem at all; however, I do prefer customized sound schemes. The problem is that every time that I create a sound scheme of my own, a few random sounds from that scheme choose to play erratically with no particular frequency, and seemingly for no reason. Other than that, the sounds seem to be responding as I've assigned them to respond.

I do have all of the sounds, which are .wav files, located in C:\WINDOWS\Media, if that makes any difference. I do also have more sounds assigned in my custom sound schemes than in the default (e.g. opening/closing programs, maximizing/minimizing windows, etc.), though in the past, when I've removed individual sounds that turned annoying because of this problem, there have been others that rose to the duty of being irritating spastic sounds.

I've been thinking about switching to a sound scheme with more unique sounds to easily identify if any particular sounds are reacting more than others. Unfortunately, that is a bit difficult as there are sometimes large gaps between these noises, and it seems there would be no way for me to tell if I'm missing any problem sounds as, from experience, some don't begin acting up until later.

Because I'm not sure what the problem is, I'm not sure what sort of information I ought to pr... Read more

A:Sound Scheme Difficulties in Windows XP


Any ideas at all?

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I want to permanently set my Vista sound scheme to "no sounds", however some program keeps modifing my "no sounds" setting to "no sounds (modified)". I suspect there must be some registry setting that I can make to dis-allow unauthorized modifications to my "no sounds" scheme. Any clues?
Thanks in advance,

A:permanent removal of sound scheme

This is an unusual request....I'm curious to know why you would not want any of those system sounds....I gues it's none of my business.

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Hi All;

For many years now I've had a custom sound scheme where every event caused a different carefully chosen .wav from "2001: A Space Odyssey" to play. For example, Critical Stop would cause Hal to say "Just a moment", a new IM would have Hal say "there is a message for you" , when the system is shutting down Hal will say " I know that you and Frank have been planning to disconnect me and that's something I just can't allow to happen" , etc. (BTW, anyone who wants the set of .wav files please let me know).

Now, I could, of course, tediously compare all the settings from XP and duplicate them in Win7. But, that would not be elegant. I'm trying to figure out if the registry settings for sound schemes in XP are compatible with Win7, and if so, where are they in Win7?

Thanks in advance,


A:Import XP sound scheme into Windows 7?

Well darn,you must have listened to my sound scheme because I have the same thing and I also can't get some of the sounds to play now in W7 where they did in XP.They play when I test them in "sounds" but not during normal operation.

I don't have the answer but I do have the same problem so I shall be interested if there is a fix.

Thanks for posting

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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!

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

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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Summer greetings!

I was wondering if the installed sound scheme in 7 can be deleted altogether, or at least be replaced with different sounds and become the new installed Windows Default. Why? I hate it. It's vista's sound scheme and kind of scares me a little to think that Microsoft might take apple's route and use that sound scheme for a decade. NO! And the sound scheme I have is just oh so beautiful...

I have ResHacker and Restorator 2007 installed so I can do some altering of Windows' files to do this.


A:How to delete the Windows Default sound scheme?

if you right click desktop and select personalize then click sounds, in the sounds window there is a dropdown to select different sound themes and there is a no sound option as well .

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Hello All,

I've scoured and searched past threads, but have not found the answer(s) I'm looking for.

Here's my situation: I'm a full-time AV technician and I frequently deal with multiple (sometimes hundreds) of rental computers that need to be set up for use with presentations. Using the GUI to configure each one is very time-consuming, and I can't rely on the computer vendors to preconfigure each computer before it arrives onsite.

After much searching and some testing, I have compiled a file that will change the power settings to my liking, but have yet to find a way to manage this for system sounds. Resolution settings and "Extended Desktop" mode settings would be nice, too, but are not necessary. I ALWAYS want to get rid of system sounds; not so much for using Extended Desktop mode, etc.

Does anyone have any insight or ideas on how to accomplish this via command line? My only concern is that I don't always have Admin privileges for the computers I'm tweaking, so I would need to be able to have changes take effect without the need for elevation.

I'd also be okay with some method to simply mute the system sounds via the sound mixer. I'll take what I can get, I just need an efficient way of going about it.

I'm not overly familiar with writing scripts, but I am willing to learn and try various things. I have a virtual version of Win7 on my computer to test things in as needed.

Thanks in advance for the help,

A:Possible to Change Sound Scheme via Command Line?

Hello Jordan,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to change sounds using the registry. You could use .reg files to export and merge them, or use the command line to change the registry values.

Sounds - Change

Hope this helps,

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I've been having a really odd problem with my Windows XP Audio settings. The problem itself must be complicated, yet there's only so much to explain. Here goes...

My sound scheme is set to "Windows default". I've took a look at the settings, and everything is how it should be. Yet certain sounds aren't playing when they should. This is most noticeable at the Startup/login screens, and during a logoff/shutdown. No sounds are playing, yet the settings say they should be. Other sounds are playing just fine as they should.

I should note that this version of XP came with a default of "no sounds". Yet I changed that to "Windows default", so I don't know what could be wrong.

Please help and let me know if you can.

A:Windows XP Audio Error - Sound Scheme


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first of all, I'd like to start off by saying that my MSN messenger is working fine. And the sound scheme is working fine too. The real problem is, I want to customize the noises. (like nudge, contact online, new message, etc...)

So i went and got a bunch of wav files that I wanted to use. and they are spiffy. Only problem is, when I opened up sounds and audio devices to change the sound scheme...

as you can see, there are no noises to customize. except for new mobile message, but that file is missing anyway. I cant customize nudge and all that stuff if there's nothing to modify. And yet, even though all that stuff is missing, my msn noises are still working fine. (how is that even possible?)

so...how am i supposed to customize the sound scheme...? and im really sorry if this question has already been answered a thousand times. I pawed through the stickys, but i couldnt find anything.

A:Solved: problems with customizing MSN sound scheme...

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I want to provide a way to easily update the Sound Scheme to No Sounds in HKCU without having to navigate.
Why? Because I support several small business networks (from five to 50 users) where the constant cacophony of Windows sounds from computers in close quarters can become somewhat disconcerting, and stations where enabling of Windows sounds is appropriate
or required tends to be in the minority, so I prefer to configure each user to No Sounds by default and then let the user pick a sound scheme if appropriate for the workstation. Currently, this requires that I log on as the user, navigate to the Control
Panel  -> Sound and pick the No Sounds scheme.
I can handle creating a .reg file to be run once at initial logon, but I cannot see a way to get all sounds disabled in a .reg file without disabling each one individually. That is, while I can already see that HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes has a Default entry
that represents the current scheme, changing that value alone from .Default (or Afternoon, Calligraphy, etc) to .None in the registry does not affect the active sounds; that is, if I change .Default to .None, all Windows Default sounds are still active in
Control Panel -> Sounds, even though the No Sounds scheme does not natively include them.
Is there any way to do this without clearing the value of .Current from for each individual sound from HKCU\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current ? I can see how doing that could be a problem i... Read more

A:Registry setting for No Sounds Sound Scheme

You can create a reg file to disable it. Just copy the registry code then apply it during the logon process.

- Yannick Plavonil

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I'm having a Annoying Sound Problem in Windows. I use Windows XP Service Pack 2 which have been automatically updated to Service Pack 3.

The Problem is the Windows Default Sounds are changed.. I can hear the sound but its v unclear and some kind of distortion is there.. Its really bad. But I can hear MP3 Files and all other files clearly, the problem is only with Windows Default Sound.. (Start up sound, Folder clicking sound, IM Sound etc..)

Can anyone please help me? I tried a lot to fix this.. But couldn't.

A:(Help Needed) Windows XP Sound Scheme Problem

Have you gone into sounds and audio devices in control panel and made sure that the volume for wave sounds is turned up about half way,you can do that from the volume icon in the task bar if you have it there,instead of going through the control panel.Have you tried checking the "sounds" tab in sounds and audio devices for the default sounds.That's where you can change any sound if you want to do so.

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