Sounds and Audio Devices overview
With Sounds and Audio Devices in Control Panel, you can assign sounds to some system events Some examples of system events are a computer program performing a task or having a problem performing a task, minimizing or maximizing a program window, or trying to copy a file to a floppy disk without a disk in the floppy disk drive.
Sounds range from a simple beep to a brief piece of music. You can assign these sounds to system events according to your preferences. For example, you can assign a specific sound that Windows plays every time you get a new e-mail message. You can also save all of your sound assignments as a sound scheme. Later, you can assign a completely different set of sounds to system events, save this scheme under a new name, and switch between the old and new schemes without losing your settings.