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The Trap Door Hinge Sound


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#1 Jove

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:17 PM

I update a computer today, since it is an emergency model, and will take the place of a recently crashed out one, So I downloaded WXP SP2 from disc and then downloaded updates, . .
Now I'm suppose to have new security and firewall, etc.

I just noticed an old familiar noise, That screeching trapdoor hinge sounding noise, does anyone know what it is ? and how to get rid of it, and where did it come from ?

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:42 PM

Sorry you have lost me? what is making a screeching sound?
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:22 PM

The 'trap door sound' is usually associated with AOL and the Buddylist and members leaving your buddy list. Empty your buddy list, or turn off the sounds for it....Since I don't have AOL anymore I don't know how thats done, in todays' versions.

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#4 Jove

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 05:33 PM

OK, I'll look into that as I have just reported to McAfee, that I found the security center somehow the virus detection was turned off that is not how I left it.

I am hoping that the buddy list is not a way for a hacker to get in and do things, maybe that sounds a bit paranoid, but after a Trojan War, some sob's don't have any conscince or mercy !

But Thanks alot !



OK, I'll look into that as I have just reported to McAfee, that I found the security center somehow the virus detection was turned off that is not how I left it.

I am hoping that the buddy list is not a way for a hacker to get in and do things, maybe that sounds a bit paranoid, but after a Trojan War, some sob's don't have any conscince or mercy !

But Thanks alot !

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:02 PM

Jove, I had a very similar sound on my laptop plus other sound effects. I had an Aquarium as a screen saver and my pointer changed over to a sea shell, well it seems as though the sound usually happened when I was closing down my windows each day and it was the sound of a creaking old hinge and or movement of an old ship!! There were a few other sound effects that came with the territory such as a dolphin when I went to delete something and the message came up asking if you really wanted to delete it.
Some of this may be what you're hearing. I went in eventually and changed the sound effects and now have a wolf that howls when I close up for the day!! :thumbsup: The worst is I can't remember where I went at the time, because it's been so long, to change the sounds. I'll see what I can find around here and let you know, if you think this might be a cause of your mysterious sound.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:09 PM

Hi Iodine,
I am of the mind that it is a AIM, Instant message thing, but it is beyond me who is doing it or done it, I am now forced to learn what I can about IM, but the sound you have described is close, I tried to describe it, and it starts out with a sound like and big old door with a large iron rusty hinge creeks open and then it slams shut and I think like a swinging door,
it's wild I had it before on another comp. but I could not find the cause, this time I'm getting into instant messgaing and I'll see if I can find it too,

But thanks alot , . .good luck !!

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:23 AM

Why don't you just uninstall IM that way you illiminate the possible sounds from that program?
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