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Windows Xp Notify.wav Is Annoying Me!

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#1 beena


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 04:03 AM

I am using WinXP Professional and every minute or so I hear a sound of Windows XP Notify. It is so annoying. How can I find out where it is comming from?
Thank you for help.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:02 AM

Hi beena, welcome to BC. :thumbsup:
If all you want to do is kill the sound for the system notification area, go to Control Panel>Sounds and Audio>Sounds Tab.
Scroll down and select "System Notification". Under sounds, select "None" from the drop down list.

Edited by HitSquad, 02 October 2008 - 06:04 AM.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:00 AM

There's several ways to try and locate it.

The first would be to open Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and click on the Processes tab. Then double click on the CPU column header (this'll sort the display by activity in the CPU). Then watch it and wait for the sound to play - when it plays you should see some CPU activity. Note the items in the Image name column and post back here.

Another way would be to correlate it with the exact system time - and use Process Monitor (free from here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...essmonitor.mspx ) to see what's happening then. To get a more accurate system time, go to Start...Run...and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then, in the black window that opens, type "time" (without the quotes) and press Enter. If you do this immediately upon hearing the sound you'll have a much more accurate time for use when looking in the Process Monitor logfile (it's huge).
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