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Fix sound setting not surviving reboot

By elcon ·
I have an HP media center PC with SB Audigy 2ZS sound card. All my sound settings survive a reboot EXCEPT the overall mute settting. I reinstalled the operating system at HP request (system restore) with no luck. Any ideas on what's up and how to fix?

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by ReWrite In reply to Fix sound setting not sur ...

You don't say whether you want your overall mute on or off. XP doesn't provide a silent boot option by itself but there is a freeware utility that will allow you to do this. See this article and follow the link to download:

http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2001p148id68776.htm

Cheers.

RW

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Fix sound setting not sur ...

Hi

What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to mute all sounds?? Tell us what settings you change and how you do it. Give us more info (including OS), and we can give a more detailed solution.

Good luck

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi

You say: "I have XP MediaCenter Service Pack 2 and want the sound to stay muted during a reboot --- more precisely stay where I left it."

As ReWrite says above, you cannot have a silent boot - The BIOS needs to be able to alert you if there are any problems when booting. Windows does not take control of the machine until you see the Windows logo, so any Windows settings will not be applied until after the logo appears.

Is there a particular sound you are trying to mute? If so, post a comment explaining exactly what sound/sounds you are trying to mute. There are other ways to mute sounds associated with specific events.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Fix sound setting not sur ...

see if this is you...
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Master Audio Volume Does Not Persist Through Reboot
Article ID : 308706
Last Review : September 28, 2004
Revision : 1.0
This article was previously published under Q308706
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SYMPTOMS
CAUSE
WORKAROUND
STATUS

SYMPTOMS
When you change any volume settings by using the Volume Control tool in Control Panel (Sndvol32.exe) and then restart your computer, the Master Volume control takes on the setting of the last volume setting you adjusted. This problem occurs only on computers that have installed on them both the ESS Maestro sound card and the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
298058 Audio Mixer Volume Does Not Persist Through Reboot
CAUSE
This problem can occur because the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article applies the last changed volume value (which is stored in the registry) to the master volume:
298058 Audio Mixer Volume Does Not Persist Through Reboot
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use either of the following methods: ? Before you quit the Volume Control tool, ensure that the Master Volume control setting is the last adjustment you make.
? After you restart your computer, start the Volume Control tool, and then readjust the Master Volume control to the desired setting.

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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APPLIES TO
? Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

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