Sorry Vin, but I've never had a dinger before. Could be a malfunctioning case speaker. A single beep is common at boot.
When I start the computer (has WinME), just after the WinME logo but before the desktop icons start to appear, the machine gives out a loud "ding" sound and startles everyone in the room. It wasn't so last year. What to do to eliminate this? Haven't installed any new programs except Ad-aware, Spybot, Window Washer and Skype. But I believe this pestilence started before any of these were installed. TIA
P.S. Thanks for the help on my previous question.