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Weird Ding at Startup

by Vin / October 4, 2004 9:14 AM PDT

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
Vin
P.S. Thanks for the help on my previous question.

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Re: Weird Ding at Startup
by Stan Chambers / October 4, 2004 11:30 AM PDT
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Sorry Vin, but I've never had a dinger before. Could be a malfunctioning case speaker. A single beep is common at boot.

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Re: Weird Ding at Startup
by Vin / October 4, 2004 4:43 PM PDT

Thanks Ernie. Maybe what you call "single beep" is what I mis-characterized as a loud ding. But is there a way to stop it altogather? I keep volume control very low all the time and it works -- for all other things except at boot. TIA
Vin

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Beep at Startup
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2004 10:21 PM PDT

Upon an owners request, we can unplug the motherboard speaker or muffle it with some foam and duck tape.

Bob

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Re: Weird Ding at Startup
by gthurman / October 9, 2004 11:23 PM PDT

Periodically I get a strange 'alarm' sound at boot. Since I am running several anti-virus, etc. programs I wondered if it was connected. I re-booted in safe mode, ran system maintenance. The sound stopped. Everytime I hear it now, I run sys-maint and it quits. I think it's a warning from one of the protection systems that something has been modified.

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