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Windows 7 sounds tab missing

This "Sounds" tab is gone from my system: I have sound on my laptop, anything I playback has sound, I can even switch theme profiles and sounds change (as evidenced by the "welcome" sound that I ...
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Windows 7/ Gateway Audio Shortcut malfunction

I am using Windows 7 on Gateway laptop (NV55C). For some reason, the up and left arrow keys have started working as shortcuts to Volume On/Off. So pressing the up arrow key not just moves the cursor ...
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Windows 7 - People Sounds are muted

So this is a first for me, I am a programmer at a company and I was presented with a A/V problem. A conference room with ceiling mics in not outputting audio from people in videos, but it outputs ...
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1answer
259 views

Windows custom sound events

Say for example I want to make windows 7 play a sound every time I open Firefox This is what I do: With regedit I create the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->AppEvents->EventLabels->Firefox (default = ...
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Windows 7 lowering volume without my consent

Sometimes when several system sounds play at once, Windows 7 will forcibly lower their volume even though I have disabled automatic volume reduction in Sound -> Communications. In my case, I have ...
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1answer
8k views

What replaced sndrec32 from Windows XP in Windows 7?

I have a small VB Script that calls a system sound as an alert. In Windows XP I used sndrec32 to play that sound. But sndrec32 was not continued in Vista and Windows 7. It was light and quick and ...
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300 views

Strange. Asterisk key plays random Windows sound when pressed

This is a new one on me. When I press the "asterisk", or * button on my number pad (but not SHIFT+8), Windows makes either a "Exclamation" or "Windows ding" sound. I haven't noticed a pattern to which ...
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600 views

Windows 7 only playing system sounds

Today when I first booted my DELL XPS L502X Laptop, I've noticed that the sound is only playing the "System Sounds". Chrome (YouTube and general web pages), Steam, Games and so on, are not playing. ...
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1k views

Windows 7 system sounds disabled/wont play

I am using Windows 7 pro 64 and am having a problem where none of the system sounds will play. All other audio seems to be working as per usual; it is only the system sounds that aren't working. I ...
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2answers
469 views

Is there a maximum length for Windows system sounds?

I downloaded the song made with windows XP and 98 sounds from youtube, trimmed it, and converted it to .WAV. After all this, I added it as the Windows Logon sounds in Personalize > Sounds. I log off, ...
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1answer
389 views

How to disable the navigation sound in Windows Media Center?

When I navigate through Windows Media Center, each step is accompanied by a small bleep sound. When I turn off the display, but WMC remains at the TV guide, then this sound is repeated every time the ...
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votes
1answer
507 views

How do I change or disable the annoying sound when the machine hibernates?

Whenever my machine hibernates or awakens from hibernation, it plays the chimes.wav sound in a most annoying manner. I've looked everywhere in the control panel and cannot see how to turn this off or ...
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1k views

Device disconnected sound in Windows 7 while monitor is in energy save

When Windows 7 power management turns off my monitor after the set time, it starts repeatedly playing the "Device Disconnected" sound. I know Windows is playing this sound because it no longer senses ...
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How to find out which program a default beep is coming from in Windows 7?

There's a "default beep" (as defined in System Sounds) that emanates from my computer every so often. It kind of goes like this (where each number is a "default beep" sound): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So ...