Windows 10: System Sounds not working? Solved

  1.    05 Jan 2018 #1

    System Sounds not working?

    Hi all - having a strange issue on my Win10 Pro 64-bit desktop. All sound is working fine, EXCEPT the System Sounds (recycle bin delete noise, Windows startup sound, etc). I can watch Youtube, listen to music, do voice chat, etc and all is fine there, but cannot hear any of the system sounds. Using the 'Test' button in the Sound settings makes no noise either, no matter what Sound Theme I set things to.

    This all happened after I used the Update Tool from MS's website to upgrade to the latest Creator Update...

    I've run an 'sfc /scannow' in the Command Prompt and all checked out OK, so not sure what is up? I have a Realtek on-board card if that helps!

    Any suggestions would be appreciated! :)
    Last edited by Darkstrike; 05 Jan 2018 at 21:52.
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  2.    06 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi, have you checked this?
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  3.    06 Jan 2018 #3

    Holy crap...I'm an idiot.

    No, I never thought to check the volume mixer as I've never touched it!!! I only ever adjust the volume period with the slider you get when clicking on the sound icon next to the clock, yet when I went into the mixer, ALL the volumes were out of wack! Why would that happen??? 0_o

    Thanks for the reminder though...sometimes the simplest solutions are the best....sorry for my stupidity, haha!
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  4.    06 Jan 2018 #4

    don't worry, plenty of harder ones round the corner..
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