When I login, exit windows, dis/connect my printer, empty the recycle bin and so on, none of the system sound will play. They are all set to play and I can do to the Sounds control panel, Sounds tab and play the sounds manually and they play fine. Games, videos, audio files, everything else play the audio fine. Any ideas, short of reinstalling the XP? And using XP CD's repair and also System Restore won't work in my case either.