My computer periodically makes a random ding (among other sounds), and I can't figure out the source.
Suggestions on SU include
using bar indicators in the volume mixer to look for the source. This won't work because the sounds are far too brief in duration to "catch" them this way.
Using process monitor to identify all
.wavfiles being accessed on disk. I am not convinced that this is a system sound or a
.wavfile. It may be a web plugin, flash movie in one of my open tabs, or something else.
Is there any way to use process monitor or a similar tool to identify the process that is actually writing data to the sound card? Is there some windows API or driver request that I can filter for in process monitor?