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Having every now and then (e.g. twice a day) a strange short sound on my computer (Windows 7), I believe that this is from a background application like Windows Live Messenger, Teamviewer, Skype or something like that.

Is there a direct way of finding/tracing the origin of that sound, without disabling all the applications and then turning on step-by-step?

I think of kind of "Process Monitor for Sounds" that I can activate and have a log being created whenever a sound is generated?

Update 2011-07-24

Ha! Just heard that sound again. It was approx. 1 second long and sounded like the chirping of a cricket (Here is a sample).

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Do they seem to happen at the same time every day? I am thinking there may some scheduled task in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools>Task Scheduler. –  KCotreau Jul 23 '11 at 14:42
    
Thanks, @KCotreau I'll check this. I think it appear at random times. –  Uwe Keim Jul 23 '11 at 19:05
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I use all the programs you mentioned (although Skype not as much), and I have never had them make random noises. Perhaps you can describe the noise. Is it a beep, or more like some sound like from a wave file? For the record, I can't say there isn't one, but I don't know of any program that tracks noises. –  KCotreau Jul 23 '11 at 22:10
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Best bet that you try to record it and upload it. –  surfasb Jul 23 '11 at 22:22
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Are you sure that it's not actually a cricket? :-) –  Joe Internet Jul 24 '11 at 16:17
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Just figured out the cause of the sounds: It was a notification sound whenever a visitor navigates to our support chat LiveZilla on our website.

Following is a screenshot of the (German) options dialog of LiveZilla:

Live!Zilla

I now solved my issue of the random sounds, although the question about a "Sound trace" still seems to be answerable by only: "Not available".

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