Windows 10: Intermittent Startup Sound

Discus and support Intermittent Startup Sound in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I start my computer, sometimes the Startup Sound plays & sometimes it doesn't. There's no difference in the way I shut down the computer each... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CJW, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. CJW
    CJW Win User

    Intermittent Startup Sound

    When I start my computer, sometimes the Startup Sound plays & sometimes it doesn't. There's no difference in the way I shut down the computer each time, 'Play Windows Startup Sound' in my Sound Schemes has always been checked; this is just baffling to me as to why the sound plays so intermittently.

    10 pro x64 has given me more headaches that any other Windows version I have used.
    I have realized that in the same amount of time I've had it installed, I have used 10 less than I have used any other version I've had installed in the past (3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, 98SE, XP, XP Pro x64 & 7 Pro x64).


  2. Intermittent sound! Windows 10.

    OK, the "msconfig" would not show, but from Taskbar, to Task Manager, to Startup. There selected all six items there and intermittent sound was gone. Had to play a bit, many restarts, but finally found the problem, it was Intel 3.0 USB Monitor. So far so
    good I hope the problem is solved.

    Thank you to Giridhar J.
    MauBalPUTAQUEPARIL, Jan 8, 2018
  3. NeilTC Win User
    No sound after Windows 2010

    Installed windows 10 and now get intermittent sound, all the settings check out but nothing in the way of sound, any ideas?
    NeilTC, Jan 8, 2018
  4. pepanee Win User

    Intermittent Startup Sound

    Try this:
    Open Sound, uncheck "Play Windows Startup sound", press Apply, press OK. Restart your computer. After the computer starts up, re-check "Play Windows Startup sound", press Apply, press OK. Shut down the computer. Turn on the computer. If the sound plays, then Shut down the computer again, turn on the computer, etc for a few more times. If it keeps playing after each restart, then hopefully that solved it. If not, then post back here and let's see what we can do next.
    pepanee, Jan 8, 2018
  5. CJW
    CJW Win User
    I gave your suggestion a try a few times both last night & earlier today. Didn't make a difference.

    I did change my Startup Sound (using Brinks Manual instructions) when I 1st installed 10. What is strange is that when I checked earlier today, the C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll file plays the Windows default sound, but if I copy the imageres.dll file to my desktop & test it, my customized sound (Star Wars Cantina) does play.
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Jan 9, 2018
  7. BKnight Win User
    I noticed that after the Fall Creator's Update that the Windows startup sound will not play after a cold boot. It will play after a Restart.

    EDIT: After disabling the Fast Startup option in the Power Plan settings the Windows startup sound now plays after a cold boot. I remember disabling it long ago. The FCU apparently re-enabled it.
    BKnight, Jan 9, 2018
  8. CJW
    CJW Win User

    Intermittent Startup Sound

  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. *Smile
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018

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