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How do I turn off the beep noise from the inside of my laptop?


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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 03:04 PM

How do I turn off the beep noise that come from the inside of my laptop? (NOT the beep that come out of the speaker or headphone!)

 

It's getting on my nerve. I'm unable to disable it.

 

I tried disable it from

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Beep

 

and setting the value of Start from 1 to 4, but the laptop still beep! (The beep doesn't come out of the speaker or headphone. It seems like it comes out of the laptop. Even if I plug my headphone/earphone, the beep come out of the laptop, not the headphone/earphone)

 

I just want to disable the beep. (I'm not talking about the "default beep" in Control Panel -> Sound.)
 

On the other side, my computer is working fine. It's just the random beep that annoye me.

 

(I'm using Windows 8.1, and there is no "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" in device manager)


Edited by Pat(rick), 09 June 2015 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 04:42 PM

When does this beep occur?

 

How often?

 

Are you doing any specific task when this beep occurs?

 

There is no such default, random beep built into a Windows 8.1 system (or any other Windows OS for that matter), so I honestly have no idea what it is at this time.

 

How old is the system?

 

If it's not coming from the speakers, where do you think it is coming from?

 

Can you record it & zip up/upload an MP3 file?

 

Regards. . .

 

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Edited by jcgriff2, 09 June 2015 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:58 AM

please expansiate on the problem. how offen does the beep occur and when exactly. During a process such as watching a video?



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

When does this beep occur?

 

How often?

 

Are you doing any specific task when this beep occurs?

 

There is no such default, random beep built into a Windows 8.1 system (or any other Windows OS for that matter), so I honestly have no idea what it is at this time.

 

How old is the system?

 

If it's not coming from the speakers, where do you think it is coming from?

 

Can you record it & zip up/upload an MP3 file?

 

Regards. . .

 

jcgriff2

 

It occurs most likely when the hard drive temperature is at 50+ C. Sometime, the beep is totally random even when temperature is under 50C.

 

When it beeps, it beeps a lot and the order is random too.

 

System is around a year old. (My laptop is a toshiba c55-A5180).

 

I think it comes out of the motherboard or hard drive.

 

I recorded the beep: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcxoqbn9p5lyc04/beep.zip?dl=0



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

It occurs most likely when the hard drive temperature is at 50+ C.

As a "General Rule" - This is a warning beep - Your HDD should not exceed 50C

If it has never happened earlier, back-up any items you wish to save to CD / DVD / other media ......

 

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -
How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)

 

A HDD can fail on start-up first day, so see if your warranty is available still .

EDIT -

Was that your recording, or can I hear a "grinding" sound also (very bad)


Edited by noknojon, 10 June 2015 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:20 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/Yjsy78QwoBwy5c5VVr3Q4kA

 

Yes it was my recording.

 

Isn't it possible to just "turn off" that beep sound?

 

(Reason I want to turn it off is in real life, I've a team reunion and we are working/programming on laptops and I don't want the beep noise disturb my team. I also dont want the beep noise slowing my work...)


Edited by Pat(rick), 11 June 2015 - 02:56 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:08 PM

If it is a warning beep please follow Noknojon's advice.

However, since you don't want it to disturb your team or hinder your work, you can try this.

Follow the directions here http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-8&faq=84 if this is something you want to try. You should be able to set NO SOUNDS by going through the list in the drop down arrow next under Sound Scheme. This will disable all system sounds. May or may not stop you from hearing the beep.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 June 2015 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:28 PM

It's a beep that doesnt come out of the speaker/earphone/headphone. If I disable all the sounds, I won't be able to listen to tutorial videos



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

This will disable all system sounds.


System sounds: sound when certain events occur on your computer. Examples are what you hear when you navigate to web pages, what you hear when the computer starts up or shuts down, log on/log off, etc.

They are not connected in any way to normal audio.

Disabling system sounds does NOT affect audio for music, videos you watch, your tutorial videos and anything else that requires sound in order to hear it.

I have system sounds diabled, set to No Sound and can hear the above mentioned things just fine.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 11 June 2015 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:54 PM

S.M.A.R.T
Status: Good
Temperature: 44 °C
Temperature Range: OK (less than 50 °C)

Hello -

I slept in today, so my reply is late.

The Temperature showing above is OK at this time, but you say it is often over 50C. (this is your Hard drive reading)

 

Motherboard TOSHIBA Portable PC (CPU 1): 66 °C < < This is also generally OK
 

I have mine set like Queen-Evie has said, as I do not like Emails or other background noises while I am working.

Just open the area she has indicated (in Control Panel) and disable a few extra sounds ...

 

When you say "over 50 C at times", do you mean Hard drive, or other areas ?? Also make sure there is good air flow into the laptop.

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

As an extra -

My only concern was a grinding noise that would mean Hard Drive usually.

 

Run a few Speccy shots over a day, and see if the Hard Drive (listed in the lower areas) ever shows (but not every 5 minutes).

S.M.A.R.T
Status: Bad or Warning

Temperature: << Over 50 °C

 

In Control Panel under "Sound" there is a sub-heading of "Sounds".
There is actually several sub-headings > Playback (I have Speakers ticked) > Recording (I have FrontMic ticked but no mike as it is a stupid desktop that came with nothing like that.. I can add extras later) > Sounds (I have Win-Patrol turned on, and all others set to No Sounds. I still watch Youtube and other items) > Communications (I have Reduce the volume of other sounds by 50%)

My wife still says I make too much noise playing Slot Machines and songs on Facebook, but I like to listen to some old songs, etc..
 

Try these first, and see what the results are.

 

Thanks.



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

 

When you say "over 50 C at times", do you mean Hard drive, or other areas ?? Also make sure there is good air flow into the laptop.

 

yes i mean the hard drive. this is how i notice the beep occured the most.

 

I will try to set to No Sound when the beep start and gonna let you know if the beep can still be hear or not



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:23 PM

Better still -

 

When you get a HDD reading over 50 °C that is the Speccy shot to post and mention what is going on at the time (Beeps or Grinding, etc)

 

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:44 PM

Hello  Pat(rick)
Have you reset your "Sounds" area yet, and is the noise still being a pest ? ?

 

You have not posted another Speccy shot, or copied the temperatures from other areas yet ..... Is it better ? ?

 

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 10:39 PM

hello, I just recently use my laptop again and the beep can be hear again at 50C temperature of HDD.

Here is the speccy: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/fH4xIrEH5KYFsYA2aHgwpTw

 

I tried to follow what Queen-Evie said but I still hear the beep.






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