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Annoying screen resolution problem.

By lizardking22 ·
Hello everyone.
I'm Varun and I own a dell vostro 1014 laptop. I used to have windows xp on my laptop some time back. Now the problem with my laptop while working on xp was that it would continuously keep on playing the plug and play sound. So as to get rid of this annoying sound I changed it's location and since then that sound didn't bug me either. Now lately I upgraded to Windows Vista and to my surprise that plug n play sound started playing in Vista too. But to add to it, every time this sound would come, the resolution of my laptop would change from 1366 x 768 to 800 x 600 and then back to normal. So, I unchecked the plug n play box in msconfig so as to figure out if it's the plug n play only that's causing the problem. The problem stops when I stop the plug and play. But I just can't keep the PnP off every time as the USB stops working too. I know that the problem is not just the PnP but something that is making the PnP to initiate some actions. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thanks.

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Turn off Windows Sounds in Vista

by RudHud In reply to Annoying screen resolutio ...

Unlike XP (AFAIK), in Vista you can turn off just the Windows sounds. Right click on the volume button in the task bar and you'll get the Windows Sounds slider.
This'll solve your unwanted sound problem, but not the deeper problem causing it. Have you tried to find a newer, better driver for your sound card? Have you opened up its controls in Control Panel and fiddled with them?

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