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Can't test system sounds in Windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1

    Can't test system sounds in Windows 8.1


    My system sounds work fine: if I navigate to the folder c:\windows\media and double-click on a particular sound it plays correctly. However, if I go to Control Panel\Sound and select the "Sounds" tab none of the system sounds responds when I click on the green "Test" button. Can anyone suggest how I can put this right, please?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Right-click the sound icon in taskbar, open mixer, and verify that system sounds are not turned off/down. This would still allow those sounds to work if you accessed them directly in a folder.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 25
    windows 8.1


    That was exactly the problem! Many thanks indeed for your very helpful reply.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Wonderful! Also, thank you for that acknowledgement as well.

    Cheers,

    my2cents
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