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Ring sound windows home edition xp


I keep on hearing a ringing sound coming from my pc have you any ideas of
what it may be.

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  • gilly42 Jan 09, 2008

    Thanks for replying to me but this hard drive was only replaced around the 12th December as I had a new pc in August and the hard drive was faulty ,this was replaced with a new one.

    My pc is brand new it is only 4 months old.

  • gilly42 Jan 10, 2008

    I have gone into the control panel and gone into sounds and went through them to listen to each of them

    There is an open program sound and listening to this sound is the sound that it makes.


  • gilly42 Jan 10, 2008


    Yes the sound is spasmodic and random and it is only online, but this sound it not to let me know i have email as I have a notifier that comes on my screen to advise me of email.

    I dont have a chat messeger set up either.


  • gilly42 Jan 11, 2008


    I have checked the event viewer and there is alot of yellow warning signs Minstaller what does this mean.

  • catkimball Feb 22, 2009

    Mine I would describe as a rapid, repetitive "dinging" sound. Almost like when a key on the keyboard is stuck or held down, but with more of a "chime" to it. It happens randomly, sometimes when I'm in bed, asleep, and it wakes me up. I thought it was the keyboard (cordless) so I took the batteries out, but it still happened. I cleaned the entire computer, inside and out, but still randomly occurs. Any thoughts?



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Could be either the cooling fan or the hard drive on it's way out, in either case, it's a good idea to back up your hard drive before any problem causes you to lose data.

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  • martin hogg Jan 10, 2008

    it helps to know...thanks. Without hearing the noise it's difficult to be certain obviously, as computers contain no moving parts except for the fan or fans ( one for the processor and one for the power unit ) and the hard drive, a mechanical noise has to come from one of them....unless it's not a mechanical noise ! does it sound like an electronic or phone type noise ?

  • martin hogg Jan 10, 2008

    mmm ...without labouring the point...does the sound repeat on a regular basis ie every 5 seconds, 10 seconds etc. or is it spasmodic and completely random ?

    If it only does it when you are on line for example, it could be to announce the arrival of mail or on-line chat perhaps ?

    ( if enabled )

    You could bring up task manager, ( click ctrl + alt and delete ) check the tabs applications, processes, performance to see where the activity is taking place when this noise happens.

  • martin hogg Jan 11, 2008

    normally when a pc beeps, it is on bootup and the series of beeps and timing indicates a problem, however yours is different and has me scratching my head.........the only thing I would suggest finally ( in addition to task manager as in previous post ) is under "administrative tools" if you click on"event viewer" then "application" you will see a list of events with precise times for each logged event, some may have hazard signs, so what I suggest is that you note the precise time of the beeps 2 or 3 then compare those with the event log and see if any correspond, if they do, you would be advised to make a note of or print these and get some IT person to check out your machine and give them the details from the event log. Sorry, but I really think we have reached the limit of what we can do remotely.

    Good luck !

  • martin hogg Jan 11, 2008

    Finally...One more thing you can try !

    1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage.
    2. Expand System Tools and select Device Manager.
    3. From the View menu, select Show hidden devices.
    4. Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
    5. Right-click Beep, and select Properties.
    6. Select the Drivers tab.
    7. Click Stop. You can also change the start-up type to Disabled so the beep service never starts.


    In Windows 2k/XP there is a way to disable the beep, go into device manager, select the "Show hidden devices" option, go to "non plug and play device" find that device named "Beep" and set it to disabled.

  • martin hogg Jan 12, 2008

    I have checked on Google, it seems to be an excellent application and I have listed some features of minstaller below for you, however you need to check the times of these events against your mystery beep as I said previously, if they correspond then you could stop that application from running and see if the beep stops, if not, then you would be best to follow my other post and disable the beep.

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