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False Sound Alert

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#1 sceadugenga


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

Hi, Happy Christmas to all.


I get a "disconnected external drive" sound regularly and in depth checking shows this isn't happening.

I've moved the drives to different ports, tried a usb hub on different ports and it continues.


No drive goes offline, surely even a nanosecond of lost connection would cause this to happen?


A "fix" I came across is to shut that particular sound off but I can't seem to do it without stopping all the other sounds.


Windows 7.






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#2 mightywiz


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:15 PM

that sound could be any usb device not just a drive it could be a keyboard, mouse, webcam, devices connected internally like memory card readers that connect directly to the motherboard(usb port).


it makes the same noise for any of those devices.

#3 sceadugenga

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:17 AM

Thanks, I did work that out after a bit more testing.

It continued after I disconnected all devices and I think I've narrowed it down to the powered USB hub.

Could be the cable to the PC gets a bit too tight on occasions.

Edited by sceadugenga, 22 December 2017 - 04:18 AM.

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