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Old 11-13-11, 23:57
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Default Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

Ok, I have a strange problem. I've been Googling around, and a few people had this same problem, but there have been no fixes. Whenever I used hit my Windows Key+L shortcut (short for Switch User) a sound would play, Windows XP Logoff Sound.wav, and when I would log back into the account, it would play Windows XP Logon Sound.wav. However, as of today, they don't play.

There is a catch, however. If after I turn on my computer and log into my account, I log out of the account completely, and log back in, the aforementioned sounds begin to work via the shortcut again.

I have checked Sounds and Audio Devices in control panel and verified that the sounds are enabled, and I downloaded TweakUI to verify that "Beep on errors" is checked, and I just don't know what else the problem could be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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Old 11-14-11, 07:53
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Default Re: Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

Drivers. When is the last time you updated motherboard and sound drivers? This is always step 1 before we go further.

If you don't know your hardware let us know the motherboard or computer manufacturer.
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Old 11-14-11, 17:16
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Default Re: Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

I just reformatted my computer in October and I'm using the latest Realtek drivers. I too thought it might have been drivers, so I connected my USB sound card and I still have the same problem. Once again, all other sounds work, it's just those two I mentioned that don't. And even then, they work if I log out of my account and log back in. It's a little weird that they don't work on the first boot, but logging out and in they do.
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Old 11-14-11, 18:15
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Default Re: Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

Probably will not help but check the following reg keys. What is listed under each?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon
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Old 11-14-11, 19:13
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Old 11-14-11, 20:50
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Default Re: Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

Used a third party disk defragmenter at one time that caused a similar problem, never did find out why. I don't enable system sounds, haven't for some time, no desktop wallpaper, and no icons on the desktop either. The recycle bin is there when I click where start used to be, and can enable it through folder options.
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Old 11-15-11, 14:21
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Default Re: Windows XP Logon and Logoff Sounds Not Playing

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Probably will not help but check the following reg keys. What is listed under each?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon
The folders themselves, nothing, just like the rest. What's under them however, is the proper directory for .wav files.

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Used a third party disk defragmenter at one time that caused a similar problem, never did find out why. I don't enable system sounds, haven't for some time, no desktop wallpaper, and no icons on the desktop either. The recycle bin is there when I click where start used to be, and can enable it through folder options.
I'm thinking this might have been my problem as well, I recently defragged my boot sector using Defraggler.

I noticed that if I wait a minute after turning on my computer but before putting in my password, it works. Odd...
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