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Solved: system notification sound driving me mad

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ljhhuk, Feb 13, 2011.

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  1. ljhhuk

    ljhhuk Thread Starter

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    I have found this problem on the forums in expired posts but none of them have the solution for me.
    My laptop keeps playing this sound over and over for no apparent reason. I can ignore it by switching off the sound but then I miss out on other sounds. Please, if anyone knows why this sound keeps playing randomely and how I can stop it, please let me know.
    The last things I have installed on my computer are a couple of add-ons for Firefox - Adblock Plus and Flashblock. Temporarily disabling them has no effect!

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32
    bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x86
    Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 2038 Mb
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 114376 MB, Free - 43826 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., , , . . .
    Antivirus: Avast Internet Security 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand
    Scanner: Enabled
     
  2. bp936

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    Welcome to TSG.
    Have you checked under Control Panel / Sounds and Audio Devices / Sound tab, every program event, to see, what is clicked and what sound it supposed to play?
     
  3. ljhhuk

    ljhhuk Thread Starter

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    Yes I did. Thats how I know the system notification is making the sound.

    I think I may have solved this myself. It started about the time that I stopped using AVG anti virus and started using Avast anti virus. AVG would not uninstall so I told AVG support who got me to download an AVG remover. I ran the remover and thought that was all that was required.

    Tonight I did a search on my computer and found that there were lots of AVG files still there, so I deleted them all.

    I am now in the process of starting each application that I use daily, one by one, to see if any of them starts the sound going again.
    3 applications in and it has not started yet, so fingers crossed.

    Many thanks for replying to my post. I
     
  4. Jack Hackett

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    Go to Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices
    click on the Sounds tab
    in the Sound Events box scroll down to the section under Windows Explorer highlight Navigation Start and select None as the sound.
    OK your way out
     
  5. ljhhuk

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    I am very happy to report that the sound has gone, I am no longer in danger of smashing my laptop to bits with a hammer!!

    So anyone out there who has this irritating problem, think about what you may have recently uninstalled from your computer and check that a bit of it is not still hanging around.
     
  6. Jack Hackett

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    I take it my solution worked then ? :)
     
  7. ljhhuk

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    Hello Jack

    Sorry, didn't try your solution as I had already solved problem for myself.

    The system notification was making the sound. Looked at your suggestion and that sound was a click, not the one that was bothering me.

    Thanks for replying to my post, I appreciate it.
     
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