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    No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Hi All,
    This is more of an annoyance than anything else, but with my Home hardware profile on my laptop (Gateway 450ROG) I am getting no Windows (Program events) sounds.
    I use the same model of docking station both at work and at home.
    Undocked: All sounds including cd, dvd, program events, Media player, etc. play and are heard.
    Work profile: ditto
    Home profile: cd, dvd, program events, Media player, etc. play and are heard.
    Home profile: <Control Panel><Sounds and Audio devices><Sounds> program events will play and be heard when chosen.
    Home profile: Does have some bits and pieces of the primitive system sounds: i.e. when adjusting the volume control and upon releasing that control, normally the default beep, of the current Windows scheme, is heard. At home I get that "ugly" system beep.
    Home profile: When remoted into my workplace desktop (DSL at home), with full experience checked, I receive all program event sounds from the remote computer.

    Things tried with no success:
    I have deleted all the hardware profiles, set-up the laptop for work, copied that "new" profile for home use.
    Searched everywhere and everything that I know (Windows Media player, QuickTime are the only 2 players I have loaded on this machine) for mutes, volume levels, devices not working, drivers loaded, etc.

    What other settings can I get to? can I change? Is it a registry thing?
    Amongst other things I am no hardware genius, so I've reached my troubleshooting limit.
    Thanks.

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    By 'all patched' do you mean SP-2 plus all hotfixes since then? If not, I'd suggest that you backup your system and apply SP-2 and then use Windows Update. For the sound problem check the "Where did my SOunds go?" entry here: Troubleshooting Windows XP, Tweaks and Fixes for Windows XP

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Hi Joe,
    Yes I do mean SP2 and all hotfixes since then. Thanks for the link. I'll let you know how things turned out.

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Hi Joe,
    Tried everything in that link:
    Sound trouble-shooter, the reg edits that are there, the tweaks to restore....none of them returned the systems sounds to this hardware profile.
    To me it is very odd, since in every other instance, I can get the normal sounds with the proper events.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Do you have access to another PC you could try with the home docking station?

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    I *think* a co-worker may have the same make and model, but that'll have to wait until Monday to find out for sure.
    Please excuse my ignorance, but why would the docking station be the culprit, if I can get sounds through the station when remoted into my pc at work?
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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Not sure. Just to eliminate anything & everything. Kind of grasping at straws.

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Yeah it doesn't make any sense. Believe me I know how to grasp at straws! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>
    Hey! I think there needs to be a new smiley!
    I'll let you know if or not I will have been able to test this against another laptop.
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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Just to make sure I understood your 1st post: the sound is fine at work docked or undocked. It is fine at home undocked. When docked local sounds don't work but sounds from a remote connection to work are OK. Correct?

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Yup, you understand correctly.
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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Just on the offchance. Can you:
    1. <LI>Open the Volume Control
      <LI>Options > Properties > Playback
      <LI>Make sure that EVERY single check box is marked
      <LI>OK
      <LI>Make sure that every mute button is cleared
      <LI>Drag every single volume slider to the top
      <LI>Close the window
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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patched))

    Hi Stuart,
    Yes I can. Nothing is grayed out, or unclearable; i.e. mute. I can and did set every one, all unchecked for mute (even re-booted after this) and still no system sounds.
    Also:
    Nothing on either of the 2 media players (Quicktime & Windows Media Player) I have loaded on this machine is muted and it doesn't matter if the volume is maxed. The media players playback (and are heard) what they are setup to play.
    Thank you.

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    Re: No program event sounds (WinXP pro (all patche

    Hi Joe,
    OK I had the chance to test another laptop. It worked just fine in the "home" docking station.
    My guess is that it is some kind of setting, but I certainly can't find it.
    Thanks.

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