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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 2:21:03 PM

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I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website through a
posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound won't
play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
email options. what can I do?
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 4:37:05 PM

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Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....

Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create your
own individual scheme.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging

In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP



"Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
>I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
> through a
> posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound
> won't
> play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> email options. what can I do?
>
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 5:13:01 PM

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Still no sound when I get an email

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....
>
> Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
> Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create your
> own individual scheme.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>
>
>
> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
> >I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
> > through a
> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound
> > won't
> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> > email options. what can I do?
> >
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
March 14, 2005 10:45:33 PM

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On the line New Mail Notification... what sound do you have set at the
bottom. The default is Windows XP Notify.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging

In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

"Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:775858F9-BA8B-476B-917E-B4EE96C0E527@microsoft.com...
> Still no sound when I get an email
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....
>>
>> Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
>> Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create your
>> own individual scheme.
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Printing & Imaging
>>
>> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>>
>>
>>
>> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
>> >I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced
>> >my
>> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
>> > through a
>> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound
>> > won't
>> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to
>> > the
>> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked
>> > under
>> > email options. what can I do?
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 10:59:02 PM

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Hi - yes, it is set to Windows XP Notify.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> On the line New Mail Notification... what sound do you have set at the
> bottom. The default is Windows XP Notify.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>
> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:775858F9-BA8B-476B-917E-B4EE96C0E527@microsoft.com...
> > Still no sound when I get an email
> >
> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....
> >>
> >> Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
> >> Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create your
> >> own individual scheme.
> >> --
> >> Cari (MS-MVP)
> >> Printing & Imaging
> >>
> >> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
> >> >I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced
> >> >my
> >> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
> >> > through a
> >> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound
> >> > won't
> >> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to
> >> > the
> >> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked
> >> > under
> >> > email options. what can I do?
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 2:32:48 PM

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And in that window when you click on the Play icon (to the left of the Sound
windows at the bottom) do you hear the sound play?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging

In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

"Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:472EF16C-BFC1-4F8E-B965-D5503840486C@microsoft.com...
> Hi - yes, it is set to Windows XP Notify.
>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>
>> On the line New Mail Notification... what sound do you have set at the
>> bottom. The default is Windows XP Notify.
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Printing & Imaging
>>
>> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>>
>> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:775858F9-BA8B-476B-917E-B4EE96C0E527@microsoft.com...
>> > Still no sound when I get an email
>> >
>> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....
>> >>
>> >> Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
>> >> Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create
>> >> your
>> >> own individual scheme.
>> >> --
>> >> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> >> Printing & Imaging
>> >>
>> >> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow
>> >> >replaced
>> >> >my
>> >> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
>> >> > through a
>> >> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal
>> >> > sound
>> >> > won't
>> >> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to
>> >> > the
>> >> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked
>> >> > under
>> >> > email options. what can I do?
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
March 15, 2005 2:45:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Yes, when I test it using that Play icon, it does work.
The system beep starting replacing my regular sound when I plugged my
computer in for the first time using an ethernet connection (I'm usually
wireless), and had to enable the local area connection. Then, when I went
back to my regular wireless set-up, the system beep remained, so I tried the
steps I described in my first posting. I disabled the system beep, but the
normal sound just doesn't play.

Thank you so very much for your help.

"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

> And in that window when you click on the Play icon (to the left of the Sound
> windows at the bottom) do you hear the sound play?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>
> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:472EF16C-BFC1-4F8E-B965-D5503840486C@microsoft.com...
> > Hi - yes, it is set to Windows XP Notify.
> >
> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >
> >> On the line New Mail Notification... what sound do you have set at the
> >> bottom. The default is Windows XP Notify.
> >> --
> >> Cari (MS-MVP)
> >> Printing & Imaging
> >>
> >> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> >>
> >> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:775858F9-BA8B-476B-917E-B4EE96C0E527@microsoft.com...
> >> > Still no sound when I get an email
> >> >
> >> > "Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Go into the Control Panel and click on Sounds and Audo....
> >> >>
> >> >> Click on the Sounds tab at the top. Ensure the Sound Scheme is set to
> >> >> Windows Default and then you can change anything you want and create
> >> >> your
> >> >> own individual scheme.
> >> >> --
> >> >> Cari (MS-MVP)
> >> >> Printing & Imaging
> >> >>
> >> >> In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Megan R" <Megan R@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:124D1C6D-95EC-4056-B678-FF7713A4B2F2@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow
> >> >> >replaced
> >> >> >my
> >> >> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website
> >> >> > through a
> >> >> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal
> >> >> > sound
> >> >> > won't
> >> >> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked
> >> >> > under
> >> >> > email options. what can I do?
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
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>
Anonymous
April 7, 2005 10:05:07 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I changed the email notify tone for another and it worked fine for ages then
suddenly disappeared and I can't get any sound to play now, other than the
initial 'pop' noise. Did you ever get a solution Megan?

"Megan R" wrote:

> I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website through a
> posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound won't
> play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> email options. what can I do?
Anonymous
April 8, 2005 10:49:04 AM

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Hi - no, I haven't yet. I just reposted the problem but haven't gotten a
response yet. I guess keep checking back here, or if you post your problem,
then we can check each others. Hopefully that will work.

Megan

"Steve C" wrote:

> I changed the email notify tone for another and it worked fine for ages then
> suddenly disappeared and I can't get any sound to play now, other than the
> initial 'pop' noise. Did you ever get a solution Megan?
>
> "Megan R" wrote:
>
> > I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website through a
> > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound won't
> > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> > email options. what can I do?
Anonymous
April 8, 2005 11:11:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Megan, I know this is a crazy thing to have overlooked after I've tried all
kinds of things to get the sound back but I've now fixed it. The tickbox on
Outlook's Tools/Options/General Tab "Play sound when new message arrives" had
somehow got itself un-ticked!! Possibly worth a look? Good luck, Steve

"Megan R" wrote:

> Hi - no, I haven't yet. I just reposted the problem but haven't gotten a
> response yet. I guess keep checking back here, or if you post your problem,
> then we can check each others. Hopefully that will work.
>
> Megan
>
> "Steve C" wrote:
>
> > I changed the email notify tone for another and it worked fine for ages then
> > suddenly disappeared and I can't get any sound to play now, other than the
> > initial 'pop' noise. Did you ever get a solution Megan?
> >
> > "Megan R" wrote:
> >
> > > I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> > > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website through a
> > > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound won't
> > > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> > > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> > > email options. what can I do?
May 2, 2005 5:48:06 PM

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Megan R,

I had the same problem! Here is what fixed my machine.

Click on the start button. Go to Run Type in regedit

Once registry editor has opened up left click on the Hkey_Current_User key.
In the right hand area you will find a binary string value that says
Name: (default)
Type: REG_SZ
Data: VALUE NOT SET

Now if your data does NOT say value not set simply right click on the
default string and delete. Windows will immedately create you a new
one. Restart your computer and you should hear sounds.

Somebody at my work found this fix on www.ask.com. Here is the actual site
that has the answer. http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-14985.html

I hope this works for you!


---Guy


"Megan R" wrote:

> Hi - no, I haven't yet. I just reposted the problem but haven't gotten a
> response yet. I guess keep checking back here, or if you post your problem,
> then we can check each others. Hopefully that will work.
>
> Megan
>
> "Steve C" wrote:
>
> > I changed the email notify tone for another and it worked fine for ages then
> > suddenly disappeared and I can't get any sound to play now, other than the
> > initial 'pop' noise. Did you ever get a solution Megan?
> >
> > "Megan R" wrote:
> >
> > > I somehow turned off the annoying system beep that had somehow replaced my
> > > normal sound for email notification by clicking on some FAQ website through a
> > > posting on this site. Now the system beep is gone, but my normal sound won't
> > > play, even when I go into the control panel and change it, and go to the
> > > tools menu in Outlook and make sure "play sound" option is checked under
> > > email options. what can I do?
May 30, 2011 9:34:48 PM

147961,11,7265 said:
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Megan R,

I had the same problem! Here is what fixed my machine.

Click on the start button. Go to Run Type in regedit

Once registry editor has opened up left click on the Hkey_Current_User key.
In the right hand area you will find a binary string value that says
Name: (default)
Type: REG_SZ
Data: VALUE NOT SET

Now if your data does NOT say value not set simply right click on the
default string and delete. Windows will immedately create you a new
one. Restart your computer and you should hear sounds.

Somebody at my work found this fix on www.ask.com. Here is the actual site
that has the answer. http://www.pcbanter.net/archive/index.php/t-14985.html

I hope this works for you!


---Guy



Guy, you are a king among men. I bow before thee.
I had a similar problem with the general error sounds in xp and the logon, logoff, start windows and exit windows sounds.
I believe my problems started after my system got infected with the Conficker worm. Now that i think of it, i also had some unrelated internet connection issues (someone posted that the sound problems started when he/she changed the type of internet connection ).
Everything behaved normally except for those sounds, and the system beep had replaced the standard beep in volume control.
Deleting the default string like you suggested fixed everything.

Thx again.


A suffering user
May 31, 2011 6:08:48 AM

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