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Weird system beep, not a virus of any kind


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#1 Dragongirl

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

It has actually happened a few times now this year and late last year.

 

I have my system sounds currently muted so do not waken anyone. But out of the blue all of a suden I hear a "Beep" no warning no nothing, just a plain and simple low beep.

 

I do not know if I should restart the laptop or if it is windows telling me to update anything or what.

 

Any thoughts ?

 

I know it is not a virus because I scan this laptop every sunday morning my time {at 0300 hours} using MSE

 

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My system is Windows XP Professional with SP3 with initgrated audio and video and is also a Dell Laditude D620


Edited by Dragongirl, 26 March 2013 - 11:08 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

A single low beep is normal which means the computer is ok.


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:08 AM

So it is basically saying "Everything's clear captain" ? Oh good, so I need not worry. Much thanks :)


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

If you wish, you can turn off the Windows beep by modifying the registry. Save the following as a .reg file and double click to import.

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound]
"Beep"="No"
"ExtendedSounds"="No"


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

Before considering performing any suggested regsitry edit...please backup your registry.  Any suggestion of a registry edit should always include such suggestion to backup before executing.

 

Back up the registry - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/windows7/Back-up-the-registry

 

How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

 

How to backup the Windows XP Registry - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/registry.htm

 

ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

I'll take hamluis's suggestion one step further.

 

The registry can be thought of as the central repository of data configuration, The Windows Registry is used to store much of the information and settings for software programs, hardware devices, user preferences, operating system configurations, etc.  If an error is made in the process of editing the registry it could result in rendering your computer inoperable.  This is why it is so important to back up the registry before doing any editing.


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

The main thing I was worried and confused about was, is it supposed to make that beep even when system sounds are muted to begin with ? Since I now know it is supposed to do that and I can turn them off if I want to do so. everythings good.

 

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

OK, so, I turn off the extended sounds and the windows Beep, but it also killed my sound settings for my computer as well. So Ii turn it back on, now it beeps EVERY time I select something. Its not supposed to do that is it ?

 

EDIT: Now my entire sound configureation is screwed up. Opening programs used to have a notice of them opening before they opened, now nothing sounds off. Closing works just as normal, restoring up and down also is borked too, I do not know what I did, but I am starting to really hate this. My theme was a mix of stargate and Marx Brothers. Now it is just crappy and broken and I do not want to reformat anything to try and fix it. Nor do I want to pay anyone to try and fix what I broke, I want to fix it myself, with aid however.

 

EDIT 2: After all said above I may have figured out my problem, Everything has to be lowercase. So far this was my trouble. I had labled the external sounds and windows beep as 'No', when it should simply be in lowercase as 'no' Once I fixed this I was able to fix my sound troubles.

 

Now then, speaking of sounds and audio, Is there a complete list where I may view/sample the windows system sounds ?


Edited by Dragongirl, 30 March 2013 - 08:14 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Hmm. Mine are No and it works. I doubt case matters.

To see the Windows sounds go to control panel, sounds and audio devices.




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