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strange sounds

By warrenL ·
Every few hours or less, I get a loud SWISH or a deep two toned horn sound. The SWISH sounds like a rocketgoing over head. I have had this for a long time, and can't figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

windows vista home basic

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Re: Strange sounds??

Is there any fireworks going off in your area still?. If the sound is coming from your computer it might be the fans speeding up to cool down the hdd's and processer(s), so you should not be too alarmed by the sound, is your computer quiet otherwise?, if the answer is YES then it is only the fans cooling the bit and piesces inside your computer.
Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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more information

by ksmith In reply to strange sounds

I think I would need more information then that to make a clear diagnosis.

Does it sound like the noise is coming from your computer case or from your speakers?

Do you have any other hardware near your computer that could be the cause of the noise?

Do you generally hear voices? What are they telling you?

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Time to put down the doobie or peace pipe :^0

by ManiacMan In reply to strange sounds

Do you have speakers connected to your PC that may be on and electromagnetic getting interference from something?

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If the sound is coming from the computer itself

by seanferd In reply to strange sounds

open the case and listen to where the sound is coming from specifically. Dust buildup on fans may cause audible vibration whereas you hadn't notice fan speed changing in the past. I hope it isn't coming from the hard drive.

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by warrenL In reply to If the sound is coming fr ...

No these sounds are coming from the computer through my speakers. They are loud and only blast through periodically. The loud horn sound was the only one heard until later on the SWISH sound like a high speed projectile flying by showed up. I think somehow I downloaded this and wonder if anyone else has run into this annoying problem..

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Do you have a microphone on?

by seanferd In reply to strange sounds

Especially near one of the speakers?

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by warrenL In reply to Do you have a microphone ...

No micrphone on. These sounds may only come on every hour or so. They definately have been loaded into my computer somehow. I thought someone else has run into this.

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Are you sure they have been loaded in?

by seanferd In reply to strange sounds

Please see ThumbsUp2's post below. Try turning off the Windows sound scheme to see if it goes away. As a matter of fact, go to the Sounds control panel, and Test every one of the sound files to see if you can find one that makes the sound you are hearing.

You can also do a Search for *.wav and *.midi files, and see if any of the results is the culprit.

One other suggestion: your speakers may be picking up radio interference from inside or outside your home. I used to live somewhere that I could hear the local cabbies and law enforcement over the speakers of my stereo, no radio on, just CD player. Any speakers, especially those with wires/cables (versus built into the monitor) are capable of transducing radio to sound. Any electrical appliance is capable of emitting radio. An RF suppressor on your phone lines can help, if this is, in fact, the issue.

EDIT: If the sounds are louder than your volume settings allow, it is probably external radio interference.

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wootalyzer?

by ksmith In reply to strange sounds

You wouldn't happen to be running the wootalyzer would you?

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by ThumbsUp2 In reply to strange sounds

What software do you have running in the background? Do you have a chat program turned on, minimized, which has sound effects? Do you have Incredimail running? Can you right click some of the things running in the system tray and exit them? Do the sounds go away when you do this? If so, narrow it down to which program is causing the sounds.

Do these sounds only happen when you're visiting a certain web page with ads such as these to the right (yes, there are ads with sounds that come up)? ======>>>>>>>>

And finaly, check your sound scheme to see if you can locate those sounds. Each event with a speaker next to it has a sound assigned. You can select each event and press the play button to listen to the sound assigned to it. If you find a sound like what you're hearing, you've pinpointed the "problem". You can set that particular event to a different sound, or select NONE to turn it off.

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