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The Beep in Windows sound volume slider

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The Beep in Windows sound volume slider

maxgbw26
After adjusting the sound volume with the "slider" beside the clock, there is always an annoying "beep".
How can I remove that noise?
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    ComputerCookie

    and then remove the mute.

    Not sure why this is a problem, I personally have no sound on my computer until I decide to use a device or an application, the volume is set to max and I use either the device or application to adjust the volume.

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    maxgbw26

    For me it is a problem, very irritating.The beep does not come out the speakers, but from the pc.

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    OldER Mycroft

    In fact I've just muted my PC Beep from within the Advanced controls for Audio Properties - and the slider still beeps when I release it.

    As far as I am aware the PC motherboard speaker has only ever been for motherboard warnings usually during startup, long before Windows even loads.

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    ThumbsUp2

    My sound slider has also issued a PC beep when slid/released and it's done it ever since I built the PC. I know it's probably a driver issue and when the PC was new I tried unsuccessfully to resolve it. But, since then I've never taken the time to track it down. It just hasn't been important to me because I rarely use the slider. I use the volume control on the speakers. I don't care if the slider beeps (PC) or bongs (sound)!

    I suppose there's probably some common element involved. If it helps, I'm using a Creative SBLive PCI512 (Legacy). The sound isn't built in on the MB. Yes, it's old. Some day, when I get the time, I'll build a new one! You know how it goes. The Cobbler's children have no shoes.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Uhhhh, wow man, is that what that's for? Cooool dood.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Windows makes a sound, which might be too loud, then you adjust again and it might be too quiet, etc etc ad nauseum.

    Why not do away with the slider altogether - and replace it with a "I Feel Lucky Today" button!

    Duh.

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    ComputerCookie

    never plug the speakers, headphones and Mic/headphone unless I want to use them!

    I can't see how I can have a skype/headphones/speaker conversation at the same time.

    Maybe if the caller is a pain I could plug the speakers in at a low volume and plead ignorance!

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    OldER Mycroft

    If nothing else it will prevent wear and tear on your speaker and microphone sockets on your mobo.

    Easier to keep everything connected and just switch between them as and when needed.

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    maxgbw26

    With it , I don't know either.

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    OldER Mycroft

    In case you haven't noticed, the VOLUME of the beep is directly related the position of the slider:

    If the slider is at the extreme top you get a loud beep
    If the slider is at the extreme bottom you get no beep at all
    Any position in between you get a louder or quieter beep.

    Without the beep there is no way of telling how loud or quiet you have set the sound levels. :)

    <Quiet Typo!>

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    maxgbw26

    ...I am sorry, you are right. I did not notice that because I always released the slider somewhere in the middle.

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    1. Use Sound Recorder (Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Sound Recorder) to create a very short, silent sound file. You can do this by clicking the Record button and then immediately hitting the Stop button in Sound Recorder, then use File Menu, Save and save the file into your C:\Windows\Media folder as silence.wav.
    2. Click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech And Audio Devices, Change the Sound Scheme.
    3. In the Program Events list, under the Windows section locate Default Beep and click it once. (If Default Beep is not listed, you'll need to use the dingfix procedure described below.)
    4. In the Sounds list, select silence.wav, then click OK. (If you can't locate silence.wav in the list, use the Browse button to locate silence.wav in C:\Windows\Media. :)
    Hope this helps you.

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    Just more info for the last post.
    Sorry for the late lost..

    Note: The Volume Slider is not the only thing which uses Windows' default beep sound. By silencing the slider you will also eliminate the sound used by both Windows and some applications programs to indicate an error has occurred.

    If you don't want to silence the Volume Slider but instead you're experiencing the problem with the PC speaker beeping at an unchanging volume, here's how to fix that:
    1.Download the file dingfix.reg from Kelly's Korner at: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/dingfix.reg and save it onto your Desktop. (You can, in fact, repair the damaged key manually using the Registry Editor, but using dingfix.reg to do the job for you is much easier. If you'd like to do the job yourself, check out the procedure described below.)
    2.Double-click the dingfix.reg file and, when prompted, allow it to be added to your Registry.
    3.Click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech And Audio Devices, Change The Sound Scheme.
    4.In the Program Events list, under the Windows section locate Default Beep and then select any sound from the Sounds list to use as the Default Beep (preferably a short sound) and click OK.


    If you'd prefer to edit the Registry manually to repair the Default Beep, here's how (Note: These instructions assume you are an experienced user of the Registry Editor):
    1.Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default.
    2.If the following subkeys don't already exist, create them: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Default
    3.Edit the default value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Default so it contains: %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Ding.wav
    4.Add the same value to the default value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\
    5.Close the Registry Editor.

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    bobl51inthewild

    I still get the PC speaker beep when adjusting the sound volume slider. It beeps at a constant volume. Other sounds coming through the speaker and the headphone jack are normal (and volume is adjusted properly). I used to hear the Windows default beep sound (Ding.wav) when adjusting the slider, but now just this stupid beep. Any ideas? TIA

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    seanferd

    You should see individual sliders vor the various sound outputs and inputs available.

    If you do not see the computer speaker volume listed, click Options, then Properties or Advanced Controls, find the computer speaker, and check the box next to it so a slider will show up. Drop the volume on this slider. You can now hide it again or leave it in the multi-slider display.

    If this option is not present at all, and the registry fix doesn't work, I don't have any further ideas, but someone else may.

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    bobl51inthewild

    There is a check-box to mute the PC speaker, but this isn't the speaker that is problematic. It is the motherboard speaker that is beeping. It beeps even when I mute the PC speaker using the volume controls.

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    seanferd

    is the PC speaker.

    Or do you somehow have 2?

    If you disable the Beep device in device manager, does it go away?

    You need to identify the actual speaker to which you refer, and find the setting for it. Or, you can post the exact make and full model number for your system, so we can check.

    We'll figure something out. :)

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    bobl51inthewild

    ... from the PC speaker. I disabled the former by using "net stop beep" and the PC speaker still works properly. That stops the annoying system beep when I use the volume control slider, but I can't figure out why the slider doesn't use the Windows default beep sound file (default.wav) like all my other computers, which is soft or loud depending on where the slider control is set. In fact this one used to work properly and one day it stopped and began using the system beep from the motherboard speaker instead (constant volume). This machine is a Dell Latitude D620 with a built-in Sigmatel audio card. All drivers are current. OS is Windows XP SP3.

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    seanferd

    in the sounds control panel item?

    Perhaps check in the advanced settings for speakers and what in the sound cpl.

    Otherwise, it sounds like a driver issue - can you roll back to a previous driver version and see if that helps?

    It is a bit of a puzzler.

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    OldER Mycroft

    So you won't know if your antivirus has updated, if you've hit a wrong system call key, if your mouse has strayed out of bounds, and other situations I can't remember.

    A touch of overkill I fear.

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    Always here to help. :) :)

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    ramravi1

    Hi,
    U r not mentioned, from where it is coming (audio speaker or motherboard). If this sound is coming from motherboard u can solve this problem by following this steps,

    Run->devmgmt.msc
    view->show hidden devices
    then u can find BEEP. Then right click and select PROPERTIES then give DISABLE.
    After that once Restart the PC.

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    ComputerCookie

    and then remove the mute.

    Not sure why this is a problem, I personally have no sound on my computer until I decide to use a device or an application, the volume is set to max and I use either the device or application to adjust the volume.

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    maxgbw26

    For me it is a problem, very irritating.The beep does not come out the speakers, but from the pc.

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    OldER Mycroft

    In fact I've just muted my PC Beep from within the Advanced controls for Audio Properties - and the slider still beeps when I release it.

    As far as I am aware the PC motherboard speaker has only ever been for motherboard warnings usually during startup, long before Windows even loads.

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    ThumbsUp2

    My sound slider has also issued a PC beep when slid/released and it's done it ever since I built the PC. I know it's probably a driver issue and when the PC was new I tried unsuccessfully to resolve it. But, since then I've never taken the time to track it down. It just hasn't been important to me because I rarely use the slider. I use the volume control on the speakers. I don't care if the slider beeps (PC) or bongs (sound)!

    I suppose there's probably some common element involved. If it helps, I'm using a Creative SBLive PCI512 (Legacy). The sound isn't built in on the MB. Yes, it's old. Some day, when I get the time, I'll build a new one! You know how it goes. The Cobbler's children have no shoes.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Uhhhh, wow man, is that what that's for? Cooool dood.

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    OldER Mycroft

    Windows makes a sound, which might be too loud, then you adjust again and it might be too quiet, etc etc ad nauseum.

    Why not do away with the slider altogether - and replace it with a "I Feel Lucky Today" button!

    Duh.

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    ComputerCookie

    never plug the speakers, headphones and Mic/headphone unless I want to use them!

    I can't see how I can have a skype/headphones/speaker conversation at the same time.

    Maybe if the caller is a pain I could plug the speakers in at a low volume and plead ignorance!

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    OldER Mycroft

    If nothing else it will prevent wear and tear on your speaker and microphone sockets on your mobo.

    Easier to keep everything connected and just switch between them as and when needed.

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    maxgbw26

    With it , I don't know either.

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    OldER Mycroft

    In case you haven't noticed, the VOLUME of the beep is directly related the position of the slider:

    If the slider is at the extreme top you get a loud beep
    If the slider is at the extreme bottom you get no beep at all
    Any position in between you get a louder or quieter beep.

    Without the beep there is no way of telling how loud or quiet you have set the sound levels. :)

    <Quiet Typo!>

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    maxgbw26

    ...I am sorry, you are right. I did not notice that because I always released the slider somewhere in the middle.

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    1. Use Sound Recorder (Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Sound Recorder) to create a very short, silent sound file. You can do this by clicking the Record button and then immediately hitting the Stop button in Sound Recorder, then use File Menu, Save and save the file into your C:\Windows\Media folder as silence.wav.
    2. Click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech And Audio Devices, Change the Sound Scheme.
    3. In the Program Events list, under the Windows section locate Default Beep and click it once. (If Default Beep is not listed, you'll need to use the dingfix procedure described below.)
    4. In the Sounds list, select silence.wav, then click OK. (If you can't locate silence.wav in the list, use the Browse button to locate silence.wav in C:\Windows\Media. :)
    Hope this helps you.

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    Just more info for the last post.
    Sorry for the late lost..

    Note: The Volume Slider is not the only thing which uses Windows' default beep sound. By silencing the slider you will also eliminate the sound used by both Windows and some applications programs to indicate an error has occurred.

    If you don't want to silence the Volume Slider but instead you're experiencing the problem with the PC speaker beeping at an unchanging volume, here's how to fix that:
    1.Download the file dingfix.reg from Kelly's Korner at: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/dingfix.reg and save it onto your Desktop. (You can, in fact, repair the damaged key manually using the Registry Editor, but using dingfix.reg to do the job for you is much easier. If you'd like to do the job yourself, check out the procedure described below.)
    2.Double-click the dingfix.reg file and, when prompted, allow it to be added to your Registry.
    3.Click Start, Control Panel, Sounds, Speech And Audio Devices, Change The Sound Scheme.
    4.In the Program Events list, under the Windows section locate Default Beep and then select any sound from the Sounds list to use as the Default Beep (preferably a short sound) and click OK.


    If you'd prefer to edit the Registry manually to repair the Default Beep, here's how (Note: These instructions assume you are an experienced user of the Registry Editor):
    1.Open the Registry Editor and navigate to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default.
    2.If the following subkeys don't already exist, create them: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Default
    3.Edit the default value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Default so it contains: %SystemRoot%\media\Windows XP Ding.wav
    4.Add the same value to the default value of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\
    5.Close the Registry Editor.

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    bobl51inthewild

    I still get the PC speaker beep when adjusting the sound volume slider. It beeps at a constant volume. Other sounds coming through the speaker and the headphone jack are normal (and volume is adjusted properly). I used to hear the Windows default beep sound (Ding.wav) when adjusting the slider, but now just this stupid beep. Any ideas? TIA

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    seanferd

    You should see individual sliders vor the various sound outputs and inputs available.

    If you do not see the computer speaker volume listed, click Options, then Properties or Advanced Controls, find the computer speaker, and check the box next to it so a slider will show up. Drop the volume on this slider. You can now hide it again or leave it in the multi-slider display.

    If this option is not present at all, and the registry fix doesn't work, I don't have any further ideas, but someone else may.

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    bobl51inthewild

    There is a check-box to mute the PC speaker, but this isn't the speaker that is problematic. It is the motherboard speaker that is beeping. It beeps even when I mute the PC speaker using the volume controls.

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    seanferd

    is the PC speaker.

    Or do you somehow have 2?

    If you disable the Beep device in device manager, does it go away?

    You need to identify the actual speaker to which you refer, and find the setting for it. Or, you can post the exact make and full model number for your system, so we can check.

    We'll figure something out. :)

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    bobl51inthewild

    ... from the PC speaker. I disabled the former by using "net stop beep" and the PC speaker still works properly. That stops the annoying system beep when I use the volume control slider, but I can't figure out why the slider doesn't use the Windows default beep sound file (default.wav) like all my other computers, which is soft or loud depending on where the slider control is set. In fact this one used to work properly and one day it stopped and began using the system beep from the motherboard speaker instead (constant volume). This machine is a Dell Latitude D620 with a built-in Sigmatel audio card. All drivers are current. OS is Windows XP SP3.

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    seanferd

    in the sounds control panel item?

    Perhaps check in the advanced settings for speakers and what in the sound cpl.

    Otherwise, it sounds like a driver issue - can you roll back to a previous driver version and see if that helps?

    It is a bit of a puzzler.

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    OldER Mycroft

    So you won't know if your antivirus has updated, if you've hit a wrong system call key, if your mouse has strayed out of bounds, and other situations I can't remember.

    A touch of overkill I fear.

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    Always here to help. :) :)

    Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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    ramravi1

    Hi,
    U r not mentioned, from where it is coming (audio speaker or motherboard). If this sound is coming from motherboard u can solve this problem by following this steps,

    Run->devmgmt.msc
    view->show hidden devices
    then u can find BEEP. Then right click and select PROPERTIES then give DISABLE.
    After that once Restart the PC.