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RE: windows XP: how to activate the beep (when XP loses the default beep)
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 20:45:05 -0500
- Subject: RE: windows XP: how to activate the beep (when XP loses the default beep)
> 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".
Lev, you are a GOD. I've had no beep at work for ages now, and that did the
DING DING DIDIDIDIDIDIDING!!! My coworkers hate me once again. ;-)
> 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.
"Hello, my name is Bill Gates. I have been the richest person in the world for
like a decade now, yet I cannot get my company's product's most critical data
storage subsystem to behave in a deterministic manner. Nor have I been able to
find a competent hair stylist. Yet I am still the richest man in the world.
Makes no sense, does it?"
Gary R. Van Sickle
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