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Default Beep heard when shutting down...

By JoeCee ·
When I shut my Windows XP Home (SP2) maching down, after the desktop has unloaded and it is on just the background image before you see "Saving Your Settings...", etc...I hear a "default beep". It's that Windows XP Ding sound. I get no error message, nothing unusual about startup or shutdown. I have the BootVis tool to log boot up, but I want to be able to see what's going on when I shut my computer down and also the cause of this beep. Any ideas as to what it could be?

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by zlitocook In reply to Default Beep heard when s ...

It could be the windows shut down beep. On some computers when it's ok to shut down your computer it would give a beep and say it is ok to turn off your computer now. In Win98 on older computers it would beep and say that, and would shut down after that. An older bios might still do that.

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It is not a shut down beep. It has never done this before and it still has to go through it's shutdown cycle. I have looked to see if the shutdown event might have been assigned this sound, but that is not the case (I have windows startup and shutdown silently...I don't need the dramatic Microsoft windows start/shut down sounds...lol) and my BIOS is not an older version. The box is only about a year old...maybe a little more.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Default Beep heard when s ...

Might be a program that didn't quite close down and is still using system resources. IF you open up the Taskbar prior to closing, what do you see running under Processes?

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by JoeCee In reply to

All processes running are supposed to be running during system up time. I have Norton Systemworks Process Viewer installed and I have researched all processes and the reason they are running. I originally thought it was a program not shutting down properly, but being forced to by the system shutdown command. The problem is, I can't find out which one it is if that is the case.

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