mail notification sound in windows live

  charlieh34 14:38 03 Aug 09

Hi all my windows live mail has stopped making a mail notification sound when new mail arrives can anybody help with a fix
thanks all

  Sea Urchin 14:43 03 Aug 09

Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices/Sounds tab - scroll down to New Mail Notification and highlight it. Browse for the sound you want and click Apply and OK.

  charlieh34 14:46 03 Aug 09

Ah I should have said I already done this and the sound plays ok when chosen in sounds tab but when a mail arrives it makes no sound ./All my audio devices are working fine

  Sea Urchin 14:59 03 Aug 09

You can try checking the configuration of the sound via the registry:

1. Go to Start - type regedit and OK

2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\. current

3. Highlight 'current' and in right-hand pane Double-click (Default), and set its value to the WAV file to play

4. Click OK

5. Close regedit

Always back up registry before making any changes.

  charlieh34 15:05 03 Aug 09

thanks tryd that still not working though

  Sea Urchin 15:17 03 Aug 09

Go back to the Edit String window - is the .wav file shown just as xxxxx.wav - if so try changing it to the entire path:


  charlieh34 15:23 03 Aug 09

okay tried that but still no sound it original said %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Notify.wav

  Sea Urchin 15:25 03 Aug 09

Or back to basics - in WLM Tools/Options/General tab - Play Sound When New Messages Arrive should be ticked.

If it is already then untick and Apply - then go back and tick and Apply and OK.

  charlieh34 15:28 03 Aug 09

Yea ok have done that still no joy im afraid

  Sea Urchin 15:31 03 Aug 09

I'm not sure about that %systemroot%

Try going back to the Control Panel and Sounds tab and select a different sound for New Mail - if that works you can then go back to your original sound.

  charlieh34 15:50 03 Aug 09

okay I tryed a different sound but still not working

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