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THRoadHog

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About two weeks ago I noticed a strange sounds from my speakers, like a big drop of water falling and a belch. They are triggered when I left clicked on a item. These sounds are random and may appear separately or together. If their timing is right they wiil prevent the operation being called from executing. In some instances they are reproducable for a particular call. I have done a scan with Ad-Aware, Pest Patrol and SpybotSD and found nothing. I have also run several registry cleaners with the same result. They only occur while running Internet Explorer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am running WinXP Pro with 512m of memory and an Athelon 2000 cpu
 

THRoadHog

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I have scanned the entire hard drive twicw and no little monsters showed up.
 
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Try doing a search for files with the .wav extension - "*.wav" (without quotes) to check if any .wavs appear in program files, or where you wouldn't expect them.

Have you tried applying a different sound scheme (or no sound scheme) through the "sounds and audio devices" option in the control panel to see if that clears up the problem?

Mollie
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THRoadHog

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* can't find any wave files and schemes does not appear in my control panel
 
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Sound schemes are applied through the "sound and audio devices" applet in the control panel.

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That's because there is *no* button for Schemes. The applet is named "SOUND AND AUDIO DEVICES."

When you say you don't have any .wav files, do you mean any unusual ones or any at all?

Mollie
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what kind of mouse do you have
if you have a wireless mouse the transmissions of the mouse to and form it's repeater will sometimes interfere and cause these
strange sounds this was my problem also to fix it regretably u
have 2 get rid of the wireless mouse. or co-exist with the sounds.
:) :cool:
 

THRoadHog

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Changing sound schemes does not solve the problem. Changed mouse, no change - noises persist.

Quite frutrating; running out of possible fixes. Hate to think of formatting and reinstalling.
 
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Right . . . first of all, go back into:
Sounds and Audio Devices Control Panel.
Inder Sounds, scroll down for:
"Windows Explorer"
Underneath here you will see 4 entries:
Complete Navigation
Empty Recycle Bin
Move Menu Item
Start Navigation

Hi-lite "Complete Navigation"
Then, from the "Sounds" menu underneath, select "(None)"
"(None)" is at the very top of the list of choices.

Repeat this for "Start Navigation"

Both "Complete Navigation" and "Start Navigation" will both now say "(None)".

Click "Apply"
Click "Okay"

Does the problem still occur?
 
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