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I'm trying to disable the beep service on my Windows 7 laptop.

I've tried to use "net stop beep", but that just results in "Service could not be stopped".

I've also tried stopping the service via the device manager / Non-Plug-N-Play Service, but it gets stuck in the "Stopping" phase, and continues to beep.

I'm the admin of this computer, so presumably I can give myself any required access rights required.

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This is for XP, but did you try the regedit method? Same key exists in W7 –  Raystafarian Feb 9 '12 at 18:45
    
I'm assuming the Beep service is somewhat special. I can't stop mine either, but other services can be stopped just fine. –  Oliver Salzburg Feb 9 '12 at 18:48
    
Raystation, that did it! Add post it as an answer and I'll accept it. Thanks! –  Sam Johnson Feb 9 '12 at 18:52
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You mean the «beep» driver I supposed...

If so use MS TechNet Sysinternals Autoruns.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Set the options -> filter options: uncheck "hide windows entries"

In the tab "drivers" uncheck (but NOT delete!) this:

Beep BEEP Driver Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system32\drivers\beep.sys

Restart Windows.

Hope this help. Let us know. :)

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@samj also you can disable it via the device manager, just "view" "show hidden devices" in non-plug&play, double click on it, in the "drivers" tab , disable and reboot. I dont know of the ramifications of shutting that off yet. The "beep driver" is not completly related to the default beep, as shown at how-to. defaults will go to to the motherbaord speaker to beep, but only when there is no normal sound card & sound driver working. –  Psycogeek Feb 10 '12 at 5:34
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