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New loud beep when volume control is adjusted

I recently downloaded updated sound driver etc. from Dell for my laptop, but now when I adjust the volume control, there's a loud annoying beep with each adjustment. In the control panel I've even chosen "turn off all sounds", but the beep is still there...

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  • jforgette Dec 27, 2008

    Clarification answer for Smithbrother:
    No, but another computer wizard also suggested that I go back to old driver as a solution. I haven't had time yet to do this, and it's a touch over my head to do it, but I'll do it soon.
    Thanx for your suggestion

  • jforgette Jan 02, 2009

    I found a solution to this loud beep problem on the Dell support website, under forums. Here's the click/flow to get there:

    Go to Control Panel/Systems-Hardware/Device Manager. At page top, click "View"/Show Hidden Devices", then scroll down to "Non-plug and Play Drivers" and double click "beep". Then click "Driver" tab and change "Startup type" to "disabled". Then restart computer. This did the trick for me.

  • jforgette Jan 02, 2009

    One clarification of the flow directions above:
    Where it says to "scroll down to Non-plug and play Devices", I forgot to say that you then need to click on that item before you'll get to the next step (double click "Beep").

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you tried going back to the old driver?



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May be your sound driver is not compatible or there is some conflict between device drivers you recently loaded. Or check the MIC volume level in your sound panel, you must low down the volume of MIC. 

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