Just took over a friends computer, been customizing it to my own for past couple days, so I've added alot of programs and removed alot and what not. But question is, suddenly the pc is "alarming" or "chiming" me now every two minutes or so trying to alert me to something, but I don't know for what?! The question is, how can I tell what the alerting is for? The chimes are random, sometimes just one then a pause, and a minute later come three in sucession, then 2 min pause and "ding, ding" but it's driving me nuts, ha
There are no unusual or unkown processes in my task manager. I have run both 'Process Explorer' and 'WhatsRunning' and just sat back and watched, waited on the alarms, but nothing shows up on either program when the chimes sound, as if nothing is alarming or activating. I would expect to see a program flash on, but nothing.
I looked in the Event Viewer in all sections and nothing unusual there, just some DCOM errors, and I googled around and turned some services back on that I had disabled like "Help and Support" and "Net Meeting", so now almost every service is running trying to pin down the alarming. I rebooted and everything.
But something is clearly running and alarming, but I can't see what it it, so that's the question. There's got to be a way to identify the chiming process. Thanks for helping
ACPI Uniprocessor PC
XP Home Edition SP3
AMD Athlon 64, 2400 MHz 3800+
ASUSTeK A8V-MX motherboard
VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP graphic card
Realtek ALC655 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced soundcard
160 GB HD (140 GB free)
VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
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