This isn't a huge deal, but it's driving me crazy, especially since I use my laptop remotely from work and my wife gets upset that she can hear it making funny sounds when she is home.
I used to mute my laptop speakers, and they would stay muted, period--if I rebooted, logged out, logged in, locked it--the speakers stayed muted until I intentionally un-muted them.
Well, I changed the start-up and logon sounds to "none" in the sound control panel.
Now, whenever I reboot, log out, log in, or lock the laptop, the speakers un-mute themselves. I then forget to check the speakers each time and it starts making other system sounds (which I have not set to "none").
Is this a bug in Windows 7 regarding setting certain sounds to "none", or what could be going on here?
If I change the sounds from "none" to something else, then my speakers no longer un-mute themselves.
Any ideas about my issue or how easily this thread could derail?