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Olias
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[XPHome] Display Settings Never Hold

I like to have my display settings in the modified Windows Classic mode with the Start Navigation sound muted. However every time I turn my computer off it always reverts back to the default Windows XP mode with the Start Navigation sound back. Why won't my settings hold?
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Olias
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Really? Three weeks without one reply? I'm getting tired of going into display settings everytime I turn off my computer and reset everything back to the way it I prefer before my settings keep getting wiped out. What more do I need how to explain this problem? I'm sure there's someone alot more computer saavy than me who knows what this could be.
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mbernste
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reply to Olias

Did you try removing the entry for the startup sound in the sounds control panel applet?


dave
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Shutdown problems, maybe. Anything in the event log?

Do the settings hold across a logoff/logon (no shutdown) sequence? That would be a useful piece of diagnostic data to have. It might even "fix" the issue by saving the settings the way you want, so you don't notice they're not getting saved at shutdown (though if it were my PC I'd still want to know why).



Olias
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said by dave:

Shutdown problems, maybe. Anything in the event log?

Where in the event log should I look? Application or System?

Do the settings hold across a logoff/logon (no shutdown) sequence?

You know, I never used the logon/logoff sequence since I'm the only user. I use no password, so if I try it will it automatically log me back on?
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Olias
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said by mbernste:

Did you try removing the entry for the startup sound in the sounds control panel applet?

I go to the Sounds and Audio Devices applet in the control panel. I click Sounds and scroll down to Internet Explorer and to Start Navigation. I go to the menu and click No Sound.
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mbernste
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You need to set the startup sound to none in the sound events listing.


dave
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said by Olias:

Where in the event log should I look?

Both. But 'system' seems more likely. (It'll probably make it easier if you use the 'filter' mechanism to show only the non-informational events)

I use no password, so if I try it will it automatically log me back on?

Nope, I think you'll have to select the only user. But it doesn't matter if it doesn't - the object is to go through a logoff sequence (which is when the 'saving' happens), not to remain logged off.


Olias
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Event View--System--Filter Errors:
The system can't find my .JOB file or my MCSTRM file.
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Dude111
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Yes this is exactly what you should do!

Goto control panel/sounds and choose START and select NONE for it and click ok (It should accept it and it will be muted next time you start)

Good luck


dave
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Re: [XPHome] Display Settings Never Hold

.job is related to the task scheduler. Does the time correlate to logoff/shutdown?

MCSTRM is something to do with Real Audio.



Olias
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Logged off and on with no changes to my display settings.
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Dude111
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Hmmmmm do you know the name of the wav file used for windows logon??

On my computer for example the filename is "themicrosoftsound.wav"

If you can find it and CHANGE THE FILENAME,it then wouldnt play @ startup!



Good luck bud