New Sound Schemes in Windows® XP
Are you interested in knowing about the issues related to the new sound schemes in Windows® XP?
The new sound schemes in Windows® XP include some custom-created sound effects. These sound schemes work in various situations, like when your computer starts or stops. The sound schemes in Windows® XP also work when you empty your Recycle Bin or click on a folder. In addition, this feature is active in various web-based applications. For instance, your computer alerts you when you are chatting with your friends or checking your e-mails. However, new sound schemes are not loaded by default in Windows® XP.
The following points need to be kept in mind while working with the new sound schemes in Windows® XP:
- Steps for choosing new sound schemes in Windows® XP
- Issues with the new sound schemes in Windows® XP
- Resolving issues related to the new sound schemes in Windows® XP
Steps for choosing new sound schemes in Windows® XP
If you are interested in assigning sound schemes to various program events in Windows® XP, you can choose sound schemes that are available in the operating system. First of all, select ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Make sure that all the icons in ‘Control Panel’ are visible. In case you are unable to view all the icons, just select ‘Switch to Classic View’ and then select ‘Sounds, Speech and Audio Devices’. After this, choose the option, ‘Change the Sound Scheme’. A dialog box will appear. Choose ‘Windows Default’ in the ‘Sound Scheme’ option. In the next step, the operating system will ask whether you want to save the previous scheme. Choose ‘No’ and then click ‘OK’. Finally, exit the dialog box. Windows® XP will now work with the new sound scheme.
Issues with the new sound schemes in Windows® XP
The computer may not offer new sound schemes in the drop-down menu of Windows® XP. You have to apply each theme and save each of them individually. This takes a lot of time and, moreover, you are unable to check whether the scheme information is saved or not. In addition, you might come across a lot of sound problems while working on Windows® XP. Some of the common problems include errors in WAV sound playback and MIDI output. Apart from these issues, your computer may not respond or restart while a sound is being played. Other situations like distorted or scratchy sound also indicate issues with the sound schemes in Windows® XP. In addition, you might face problems where the sound skips in some areas or you are unable to hear any sound from your computer’s speakers or headphones.
The first and foremost thing to resolve the sound problems related to the new sound schemes in Windows® XP is to ensure that the output devices are plugged in and turned on. In a situation where you are unable to hear any sound from your computer’s speakers or headphones, try installing a different output device. If you can hear the sound from a different output device, this means that there is a problem with the original output device. Another way of dealing with problems with the new sound schemes in Windows® XP is by using the operating system’s troubleshooting program. Moreover, you could also update your Windows Media® Player software to resolve the issues.