Consistant dings and dongs... can't figure out what's causing them

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msonberg

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A friend of mine's pc is constantly dinging and donging... I thought it was the microsoft antispyware program was the culprit, but I've uninstalled and reinstalled it and it happened in both situations. Is there any way to figure out what app is causing the sounds? I checked the event log for some kind of errors or something, but I didn't see anything...

a little more info... the sounds are those that you would here when you plug in a device such as a usb or firewire device and the system "found new hardware".

Any help would be greatly appreciated of course.

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Are you doing anything when the sound plays? You can go to:
Start> Run> type: mmsys.cpl then OK.
On the Sounds tab: you can see if the sound is playing when there is a programs event by selecting the different events and playing the sound and see if that is the one that is playing.
 

msonberg

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OK, using the sounds tab you recommended, I found that the sound is the same as the "device connect" and the "device disconnected". Is there anyway for me to see where this is coming from?
 
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Start> Run> type: eventvwr.msc then OK.
Select the System and see what event occurs at the time the sound plays. You can also check the other Event viewers and see if anything occurs at the same time.
 

msonberg

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Alright, I actually got lucky and got a bluescreen that lead me to believe that it was a device problem cause the error had to due with the file LHidusb.exe, so I checked all the usb drivers and found a keyboard driver conflict. I uninstalled all the existing drivers and reinstalled only the ones that were needed. Problem solved.

Thanks for the help folks!
 
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