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Bong-Bong-Bong (12 times)

Whenever I start Win XP Home, I get 12 bongs in fairly quick succession during startup. There are no messages that pop up and everything seems to operate as it should. Anyone have an idea what this is all about?

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In reply to: Bong-Bong-Bong (12 times)

My one question is where the ''bonging'' coming from...your computer or the speakers? Assuming it's the speakers, have you modified the sound schemes, installed a custom theme, etc? Try going start->control panel->(sounds, speech, and audio devices)->sounds and audio devices->sounds and see what scheme is listed, as well as what sound is set to play for ''start Windows.''

Another possibility is that a start-up program is making the sound. Thus, you might want to check out what programs are launching at boot (start->run->msconfig->services and startup tabs), then check the options for any that might be the possible cause. Finally, since a lot of such programs add their sound files to the control panel options, you might want to scan the list (not just under ''Windows'') and see if anything sticks out. (Select anything that looks/sounds like it may be it and press the 'play' button.)

Hope this helps,

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Possibly you have enabled a sound

In reply to: Bong-Bong-Bong (12 times)

to happen each time something gets installed. During the boot processes many programs/utilities get installed. Thus many bongs.

You can look in Control Panel then Sounds and see the options for actions that can have a sound accompany it and option for which sound to use.

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If it was...

In reply to: Bong-Bong-Bong (12 times)

eleven times, you'd have a power supply or system board problem. Do a GOOGLE search on "beep codes".

and life goes on...


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Bong Update

In reply to: Bong-Bong-Bong (12 times)

Thanks for the inputs. So far, this is where I stand in resolving this. The 'bongs' are coming from the speakers and are different from the 'beeps' from the computer. The pattern is 3 bongs, a short pause, 5 bongs, a short pause, and then one more bong. They don't occur every time I start the computer, but do occur most of the time. The sound scheme is the Windows default. I don't see anything obvious in Services and Statup--no changes ever made to any of these things, so I'm still looking. Any more ideas out there?

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Have you gone into Control Panel

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Sounds and tried changing the sound used for when programs open to see if the sound changes during the boot. The time between progams loading can vary all over the place, some one right after the other, some take a little longer to load thus the next one gets loaded a little later.

If you have SP 1, there is a switch that one can add to the Boot.ini it's /Sos, then it will display the name of each driver while it loads and provides additional descriptions of what is occurring during startup. [from book that I just received (Windows XP inside out, Second edition, MS Press by Ed Bott et al) page 76].

I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like a great feature.

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, that should say SP2 !!

In reply to: Have you gone into Control Panel

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