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#1 dmh

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:31 PM

About a month after I got an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows Vista it started making periodic sounds. 2 or 3 times a day the computer announces "I am French". I can't figure out any keystrokes or other activity that would generate it. It also makes a couple of nonsense sounds (like vroom) with less frequency.

It doesn't seem to be causing any problems on the computer and endless virus and other mal-ware searches don't pick up anything but I worry that something is burried in there. The laptop is about 5 months old.

Has anyone run into something similar or have suggestions on where to look? I really REALLY don't want to reformat the drive and re-install the operation system.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:03 AM

hi,,,, strange eh,,, with it only being 5 months old, its still under warrenty,,, could you give the shop a call, or if you got it online maybe ring the manufacturer & see if they know what it is.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 06:47 PM

It would be easiest to take it to a shop to figure out what's doing it - but you can use this free program to figure it out also: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx

If you don't recognize anything in particular, post the results here and we'll have a look at it.
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