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Beeps, not expected system sounds


Ian in Northampton

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Recently, for reasons I'm not clear about, when I get some sort of error condition where I'd normally expect to hear a Windows 'system sound' through my desk speakers (e.g. I just got a 'plugin unresponsive' message on Chrome, and I earlier got an error message in Outlook - I don't recall what), I'm just getting a 'beep' from my PC case speaker. What happened - and how do I fix it? Windows XP, SP2.

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lotvic

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check what you have set in:

control panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds (tab)

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Ian in Northampton

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Ah, thanks Lotvic. I'd checked there, but this time, I noticed that under 'Sound Scheme', nothing was selected. The choices in the drop-down are 'No Sounds' and 'Windows Default' - so I've selected the latter. We'll see if that fixes it. (It was a strange error, because it was inconsistent - the 'speaker sound' wasn't replaced by the 'system beep' for every error message.) I wonder how it happened that the option got unselected, as everything was previously working OK. Oh well...

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lotvic

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Strange that, when I had a look at mine it also had nothing selected (am on little Thinkpad whilst redecorate other room). Perhaps an update altered it, but shouldn't have, maybe as you say - just one of those things.

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Ian in Northampton

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Lotvic: I guess, if you think about it, it just takes one '0' to turn into a '1', or vice versa...

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lotvic

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Yes, just one O those things.

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