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Running Win XP home with three accounts plus guest account. My own and my daughters are account administrator and one other limited.
I have lost sounds in my account ie Opening Windows, closing etc. They work in the other accounts! They also play when I open "sounds" . I have Windows default selected. Where have they gone?
Checked for muting first but its OK otherwise sounds on sampling wouldn't work. Can't remember how far back it was for System Restore. Its odd that other accounts work OK
Most of what is posted iam sure you know.Just listing for you to recheck and try testing sound with in the properties box to see if they produce sample sound at that time.May be over the top answer for such a small problem,usually the way. :)
Spend a little time and check all samples Check out also the sounds video /game controller item via the device manager to see if all are listed as showing now problems.
Some individual change on your account after loading a program or uninstalling a program may be the cause and getting it back would be simple enough,If you delete your account,then recreate it.
But as you likely know some file such as Favourites folder will disappear though your documents folder would be safe as they would be transferred to other account.some software programs also may need ID/PASSWORDS put back in also.
To turn on the Windows XP default sound scheme, follow these directions:
Single-click the Start menu.
Single-click the Control Panel.
Single-click the Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices icon.
Single-click the Sounds and Audio Devices icon or the text labeled "Change the sound scheme."
Make sure you're on the Sound tab and locate the pull-down menu under Sound scheme.
Select the Windows Default option and press Apply. Windows will ask you if you want to save the previous sound scheme. Since there wasn't a sound scheme already loaded, just choose No.
If you look under the text labeled "Program events," you'll be able to sample your new sounds or customize them with your own.
You could also see if sound is applied after you pick a theme from the list in display properties.
could try a sfc /scannow
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