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#1 sunwshpr

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:17 PM

Hello all,...is there something I can type in the run box(like msconfig)that shows me what is running in the background that I don't know is running? For some reason, I sometimes get that chime that sounds when you turn off the printer or connect a device to the PC for no reason. I'm thinking something is running in the background. Any ideas?....thanks in advance.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:27 AM

Hi -

Have you been to Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds -
There is a list of sounds there that can be turned off.

Each one has a 'Speaker' next to it, so you select the item and from the 'Drop down box' at the bottom, you select a sound you want.
I slide the selection bar with the various tones to the top and select [None] for most items.

This even stops the log-on sound (so I do not wake the wife too early) and the log-off sound also.
There is only the one Beep from inside the computer at startup time.

I only have about 2 left that I have not deleted so far. You must also click on Apply (bottom of the box) after each selection.

Regards -

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:52 AM

Oh no...I want the sound to chime when I'm connecting a device or logging on or off,...but it sounds when I'm on the computer even when I'm not connecting a device or logging on/off...that's why I'm asking if there is somewhere on the PC I can check for programs running....

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:07 AM

Right click the taskbar and then click Task Manager.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:35 AM

Do you use an instant messenger program that could be open and running?

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:45 PM

Do you use an instant messenger program that could be open and running?

Yes,...but I turn it off/on myself...doesn't come on auto...

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:49 PM

Right click the taskbar and then click Task Manager.

Allrigh!!!,..that's what I'm looking for,..thanks,..and of course,..I checked and nothing but Monzilla is running,...

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

You need to look at the process tab...

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:38 PM

You need to look at the process tab...

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So I'm comparing my task manager to the one you posted, and I have quite a few things running,...one question is, I have AVG on my PC, but am not running it, I'm running Microsoft Security Essentials,..will AVG run anyways? Maybe i need to remove it from my PC,..I haven't used it since I loaded MSE.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

Even when turned off, AV programs may load some things so I suggest you uninstall it.

Edited by .X., 04 October 2011 - 02:58 PM.





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