This is the first post for me here though I used the forum many times to solve or tweak settings in windows 7 so thanks guys !! my problem is that when some error happens the exclamation sound should fire, this is what used to be until suddenly it doesn't work anymore I tried to see the default beep and asterisk and exclamation sounds in the sound dialog box but they all work fine when i press the play button. also i tried sfc / scannow and nothing changed !!! Plz help guys I can't figure it out at all !!