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windows XP: how to activate the beep (when XP loses the defaultbeep)

This is what I had to do to enable the beep under:
Windows XP Home Edition Ver 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 1
Cygwin.dll 1.3.22

It seems that cygwin from 1.3.21 uses the windows "default beep" sound. I 
wasn't able to set the default beep with the control panel "sounds 
and audio devices" applet until I edited the registry adding a key:
My Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default

After doing this I could then use the control panel applet to set a sound 
for "default beep".

Doing a quick google it seems that this is a common problem with windows 
xp - somehow it occasionally (and randomly, by all accounts) "loses" the 
default beep, usually during sound driver installation. 

As always, take care when editing the registry - if you're
(understandably) timid there should be .reg files out there that apply
this change automatically for you. YMMV.


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