Windows 10: Startup and Shutdown Sounds Won't Play Properly

Discus and support Startup and Shutdown Sounds Won't Play Properly in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey all, I'm not really sure where on these forums to ask this question, but I need a bit of help. Is anyone here familiar with Winaero Tweaker? I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by LonelyMarowak, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Startup and Shutdown Sounds Won't Play Properly


    Hey all, I'm not really sure where on these forums to ask this question, but I need a bit of help.

    Is anyone here familiar with Winaero Tweaker? I recently discovered this utility and found that there is an option to set a custom startup sound for Windows 10 (version 1909). When I enable the startup sound to play, it plays for less than a second and then it quickly fades out. Also, using a tutorial I found on Winaero's website, I also set up a shutdown sound in Task Scheduler, but the problem is, it plays during the startup sequence and not the shutdown sequence. This all is not a big deal, I can live without startup and shutdown sounds, but I wanted to, at least, ask if anyone here knows of a way I can fix these issues.

    Thanks! *Smile

    :)
     
    LonelyMarowak, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. Rivergoat Win User

    Logoff, Logon, shutdown, restart, startup sounds not playing


    I'm running Threshold 2 of Win10. It seems the Startup Sound is working again. Previously, even checked it would only play intermittently on a warm boot, not a cold one. Now it seems to work all the time. There is a 3rd party app that lets you change the Startup Sound to whatever you want, without you having to go through the hack steps.

    The Exit Windows sound is another matter. Even enabled via the Registry and reappearing in the Sound list, selecting a sound for that does not make it play at shutdown.
     
    Rivergoat, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Logoff, Logon, shutdown, restart, startup sounds not playing


    Do you have a link to download the threshold 2?
     
    georgioumarios, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. jaustin Win User

    Startup and Shutdown Sounds Won't Play Properly

    No Startup or Shutdown Sound


    An interesting suggestion with partial results.

    I tried to delete the key as directed but it would not let me?

    So I modified the key value from "(value not set)" to 1 and then to 0 and got the same following results for both modified settings:

    Using both methods of shutdown described earlier I did get a startup sound!
    I did not get a shutdown sound or Logon/Logoff sounds.

    So with the value set to 0 once again I tried to delete the key. It would not delete but the value changed back to the original "(value not set)" condition. Upon further testing with this condition reset back to same "(value not set)" I still got the startup sound as the 0 and 1 setting and did not get a Shutdown sound or Logon/Logoff sounds as before.

    Windows 10 seems buggy with inconsistent results. However I did get a startup sound after I modified the values (and attempted to delete) the key you suggested. I can toggle the startup sound now via the control panel mentioned earlier by checking or unchecking the appropriate box. Thank you.

    Post Edit: The "Turn on fast startup (recommended)" box has to be unchecked in Power Options for the startup sound to work under the above conditions. Apparently, checking this does circumvent checking to "Play Windows Startup sound" in Sounds within the Control Panel. I still have not been able to enable a shutdown sound so this thread title remains partially solved.

    I would welcome more expert comments - especially concerning enabling Shutdown sound or Logon/Logoff sounds.
     
    jaustin, Nov 21, 2020
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