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Windows keeps making these random “device connect” and “device disconnect” sounds

Throughout the day I notice that my computer makes apparently random device-connect and/or device-disconnect ("boink") sounds. I suppose it is the same sound you hear when connecting or ...
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What replaced sndrec32 from Windows XP in Windows 7?

I have a small VB Script that calls a system sound as an alert. In Windows XP I used sndrec32 to play that sound. But sndrec32 was not continued in Vista and Windows 7. It was light and quick and ...
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What is the Asterisk program event in Windows?

What is the Asterisk program event in Windows?
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How to find out which program a default beep is coming from in Windows 7?

There's a "default beep" (as defined in System Sounds) that emanates from my computer every so often. It kind of goes like this (where each number is a "default beep" sound): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. So ...
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Disable “unlock” sound in Windows 8

I hate when my PC gives me feedback with sounds, so the first thing I do after I install windows is disable all of them. Recently, I upgraded to Windows 8 and I can't find the option to disable the ...
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Why does Windows 8 plays a sound when I switch on an external light?

I bought a new PC last week with Windows 8 on it. The PC is plugged into the master socket of a power strip. I also have a small lamp plugged into the same power strip. When I turn that lamp on or ...
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Windows 7 lowering volume without my consent

Sometimes when several system sounds play at once, Windows 7 will forcibly lower their volume even though I have disabled automatic volume reduction in Sound -> Communications. In my case, I have ...
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Windows custom sound events

Say for example I want to make windows 7 play a sound every time I open Firefox This is what I do: With regedit I create the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->AppEvents->EventLabels->Firefox (default = ...
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How do I change or disable the annoying sound when the machine hibernates?

Whenever my machine hibernates or awakens from hibernation, it plays the chimes.wav sound in a most annoying manner. I've looked everywhere in the control panel and cannot see how to turn this off or ...
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Is there a maximum length for Windows system sounds?

I downloaded the song made with windows XP and 98 sounds from youtube, trimmed it, and converted it to .WAV. After all this, I added it as the Windows Logon sounds in Personalize > Sounds. I log off, ...
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3.5mm nub to insert into computer for easy mute?

I've always liked the fact that when you plug headphones into the headphone jack of my laptop, the laptop will not make a sound. For example, if I'm in a class and I need to restart my computer, I'll ...
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Sound with CAPS LOCK key

I run Windows 7 with a Microsoft Ergo 4000 keyboard. Please, how do I get the system to make a noise when I press the CAPS LOCK key.
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Beep sound in remote desktop

First of all, I don't like sounds (because I play a lot of media), therefore I have all system sounds disabled. However, whenever I'm using Remote Desktop (with the remote system muted), I get beeping ...
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Outlook playing sounds despite sounds being disabled

Outlook 2007 (12.0.6691.5000) is playing a sound when I receive new emails in my inbox even though I have the sound option disabled. I believe this started happening only yesterday, completely at ...
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Windows 7 sounds tab missing

This "Sounds" tab is gone from my system: I have sound on my laptop, anything I playback has sound, I can even switch theme profiles and sounds change (as evidenced by the "welcome" sound that I ...
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1answer
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How to disable the navigation sound in Windows Media Center?

When I navigate through Windows Media Center, each step is accompanied by a small bleep sound. When I turn off the display, but WMC remains at the TV guide, then this sound is repeated every time the ...
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Firefox: How to turn off “beep on error”

Using openSuse 13.1 with KDE and FF 25.0 In my bashrc -- both for root and user -- I use xset b off to disable the "beep on error" for all programs. FF seems to be the only one to ignore this, ...
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Windows doesn't switch audio inputs automatically

I upgraded my PC a while back and changed the motherboard. I have a pair of speaker connected from the back of my PC and they work fine. The problem is that when I connect my headphones, the system ...
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Windows 10 startup-sound

Is there a way to get the startup sound back in Windows 10? If there is a way to enable it, can you change it to your own sound? Or can you change the logon-sound to one if the other things don't work?...
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Windows 8 x64 sound settings keep resetting automatically

I like using the OS with no system sounds, no asterisks, error bleeps, etc. I like to keep "no sounds" as my sound scheme but every so often it happens that the system will start making sounds and the ...
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Running local commands on OSX when command completes in ssh session

On my OS/X laptop, I can type "say done", and my mac says "done". Locally, I'd just do: do-something.sh && say done And that lets me go screw around in separate windows/desktops until the ...
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System sound distorted by Firefox

If my computer plays a system sound while Firefox is loading, or while it has an open tab containing content with sound, the system sound file is terribly distorted; raspy and buzzy like it is playing ...
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How to remove Program Events from the Sound control panel?

I have Program Events in the Sound control panel (mmsys.cpl) for TortoiseSVN, which is no longer installed on my computer. How can I remove them? I have tried reinstalling and unintallting the ...
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Strange. Asterisk key plays random Windows sound when pressed

This is a new one on me. When I press the "asterisk", or * button on my number pad (but not SHIFT+8), Windows makes either a "Exclamation" or "Windows ding" sound. I haven't noticed a pattern to which ...
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Windows 10 custom startup/login/unlock sounds not playing correctly

I am running the latest version of windows 10 (clean install + update a few days ago), and I am trying to set my startup/shutdown, login/logoff, and unlock sounds to be the windows XP startup and ...
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Windows 10 Sound Settings for one app only

I have all sound turned off in Windows 10. I'd like to install a timer and have it actually ring aloud. The app included in the W10 download doesn't ring. How do I enable sound for just one program?...
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Removing the Apple sound effect when changing volume levels in a boot camp assisted installation of Windows 8

I find the sound effect that plays when you adjust the volume levels on a mac very annoying. The issue is I can't find a way to remove this on the windows side of my mac. I'm fairly certain I ...
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KMix shows non-functional sound card as default, no apparent way to change it

How do I change KMix's default sound card? I have "prefered" the correct one in Phonon (KDE's sound and video card configuration tool), I have selected it as the Master channel in KMix, what else can ...
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Not able to record sound in Ubuntu 10.04

I run Ubuntu 10.04. I can hear sound from my PC, but I can't record any sound. I have checked all the preliminary tests by checking the sound-systems preferences & alsamixer switches to make the ...
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Enabling the Power State Change Beep

I have a Thinkpad T430s. I found on other Thinkpads there's a beep when you plug or unplug the AC cord. While I hear a lot of people say it's annoying it seems like a very useful security feature. ...
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1answer
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Why is sound not working in XP when playing music?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit. When I test the speakers in the audio control panel, everything works fine. But when I play some music, I can't hear any sound from my speakers. What could be the ...
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1answer
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Device disconnected sound in Windows 7 while monitor is in energy save

When Windows 7 power management turns off my monitor after the set time, it starts repeatedly playing the "Device Disconnected" sound. I know Windows is playing this sound because it no longer senses ...
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How do I share sound settings with different users on Vista?

I have carefully set global system sounds (like windows startup/shutdown) for my user in Windows Vista Starter and now I see other users don't have access to the new profile. How can I share my ...
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Motherboard makes screeching/beeping sound after replacing CPU cooler

Added on Nov 9: I put the old cooler back in place, as per Keltari's suggestion, and while the sound is much less pronounced, upon close inspection I can still hear it. It may have been there all ...
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Is there any way to set the volume of the system beep in Windows?

The system beep, which I hear quite often while doing things at the (msysgit) bash command prompt in Windows, is set to a volume that is disproportionately louder than everything else coming out of my ...
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How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? [duplicate]

How can I disable the startup sound on OS X Snow Leopard 10.6? I have tried using Psst (deactivated now because it didn't work) And also the Startup Sound Preference Pane: Looks like Psst works ...
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Turn off “New email” sound in Outlook 2016 (64-bit) on Windows 10

I'm trying to turn off "New email" sound in Outlook 2016 (64-bit) on Windows 10. It seems impossible. I've tried the following: Clearing the "New email sound" checkbok in Outlook Mail settings Set ...
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1answer
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Windows 10 keeps forgetting notification sounds

I've configured Windows 10 to play a certain sound when an application starts or ends. It works fine, but next time I switch on my computer, these sounds have been removed. This worked flawlessly in ...
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I have no sound after a Windows 10 Update

I have absolutely no sound from anything on my Toshiba Laptop. Not just WMP, but even Windows system sounds, etc. I'm running Windows 10, x64 and really need the sounds. My drivers are all up to ...
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How to edit system sound in Audacity?

I can apply certain effects to audio files in Audacity. Can I apply them to the entire Windows system as well? Like the sound coming from my speakers. I don't want to record it, but edit it in ...
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Windows 7 system sounds disabled/wont play

I am using Windows 7 pro 64 and am having a problem where none of the system sounds will play. All other audio seems to be working as per usual; it is only the system sounds that aren't working. I ...
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HP Pavillion m9775fr - short beep - long beep - pause - repeating at power on

I own this computer for some years now, it was working great. But today, I cannot start it anymore. It's a HP Pavillion, Model m9775frProduct# VD052AA-ABF On the motherboard I see: IPIEL-LA3 rev 1.01 ...
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How to disable sound when background image in Windows 10 changes

I have a theme with several background images in Windows 10. The background image automatically changes every x minutes. That's fine, but at the same time a sound is played. How can I disable this ...
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System/Console Beep delayed after (re)booting the system

I have a specific system where, whenenver I try to generate a Beep after a system reboot, it takes between 5 and 20 seconds for the first beep comes through. The System I see this behavior in is an ...
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How to start all sounds at level 0

I want all sounds to start at the lowest volume unless I increase it. This is to apply to all videos, music, ads etc that occasionally startle users by large volume settings. If there is such an ...
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Turning volume up through OS and software gives different results - why?

I currently own an external DAC\Amp (Aune X1s), and when I turn the volume all the way up on the X1s and foobar2K, but turn it down almost to the minimum on the OS (Windows 10 64bit - education ...
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Sound not playing through speakers

I need help with an audio issue. I have tried everything I could think of and more - including suggestion I could get from the various threads. Problem is that, on my windows 7 sony vaio, the sound ...
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Annoying and untraceable beeping after Windows 10 restart

I have just done a clean1 install of Windows 10. Now, when I come home and wake my PC up, I don't notice this, but if I restart it, I am plagued by a 'beep' from Windows every 10 seconds, for several ...
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ASUS N550JX-DS71T Monitor brightness fluctuates when laptop is plugged in to charge

ASUS N550JX-DS71T laptop (windows 8) When laptop is plugged in to charge three very annoying and nearly work-stopping things occur: monitor brightness fluctuates, sound crescendos/decrescendos, and ...
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“windows foreground” sound plays regularly for no apparent reason

the "windows foreground" sound which by default is associated with the critical stop and critical battery level events plays pretty regularly on my system with no apparent notification or system issue ...