Windows 10: System Event Sound Problems Solved


  1. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Education (Anniversary/Redstone) 64 bit, Linux Mint 18.1 64 bit
       24 Jan 2017 #1

    System Event Sound Problems


    For some reason, most of the system event sounds refuse to play when a system event occurs, and trying to test the event sounds in the Sounds tab won't play at all. However, playing audio from any other program works fine, and as far as I can tell, there are no audio driver problems.
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  2. Posts : 4,036
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       25 Jan 2017 #2

    When you open system sounds is the test button grayed out or is it enable an you just hear nothing

    Just a quick check. Right click on Speaker in systray, lower right, and open Volume Mixer. Any chance system sounds set very low or are are muted?
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  3. Posts : 26
    Windows 10 Education (Anniversary/Redstone) 64 bit, Linux Mint 18.1 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       25 Jan 2017 #3

    The test button was enabled and I couldn't hear anything.

    Apparently, my system sound was muted, but for some reason, some system event sounds still played. In any case, that fixed my problem (but i'm not sure how the system volume got set to 0; I know I didn't do that manually).
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