[QUOTE=Jim Crane;2209016]As an example, email notification sounds upon receiving new messages, sounds made after saving an item. I am also using Quicken and I have lost the cash register sounds etc. I am using a factory buit computer which I purchased from Radio Shack. Compaq Presario.[/QUOTE]
How old is your computer?? That just sounds like a really old system??? Does the sounds play if you play music from the computer or HDD or cd?? Also do have the restore cd/dvd handy - if not you might have to purchase them so you can do a restore if needed??? Cause if it a software error then restoring it back to factory settings is one way to fix the sound problem if your unable to find the updates to fix it. But first put in a music cd and see if you get any sounds out this will tell you if your sound hardware is working and if you have something like winamp or similiar play those music cds and see if you still get audio or sounds. We have to first test whether it’s a software or hardware problem. If it is the latter unless it a sound card then it simple just replace it if it built onto the motherboard then it might be time to get a new board or replace the computer.