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Windows 7: Some Times You Know too Much.

11 Dec 2010   #1
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
Some Times You Know too Much.

I have learned a lot about computers since I started building my own years ago, and I have also learned a lot about Win 7 from this forum. So when I had a small problem yesterday I was confident I would find the problem.
It started right after I booted and I heard this faint beep tone. It would beep about every 5mins. I looked on the taskbar for any programs that maybe be giving an alert but all was normal. I then looked at task manager but it also looked normal with no strange processes. Next I looked at the Event Viewer and all was good also. Checked device manager and all hardware was fine. I then tested all the windows sounds to see if one matched the beep I was getting and thereby identifying the source. No matches. I then turned off my speakers and when I still got the beeps, I concluded it was coming from the internal MB speaker. My next thought was malware. I ran full scans with NIS, Malwarebyts and SuperAntiSpyware and my system was clean.

I took a break and when walking down the hall I heard the dreaded beep again. Then it hit me!!

My cell phone battery was low.

So sometimes the more we know the harder it is to fix the easy stuff.

Jim
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11 Dec 2010   #2
targnik

Windows 7 - Home Premium - 64bit (x2)
 
 

:lol:

Sounz like your PC is a wee bit precious ^^
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11 Dec 2010   #3
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

The times I've been looking around to see what's making the noise before I've seen my or my husbands phone is low.

Although I'm usually looking around the house trying to find the noise and not the computer
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11 Dec 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh and also check the 9v's in the smoke alarms speaking from experience.
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11 Dec 2010   #5
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Oh and also check the 9v's in the smoke alarms speaking from experience.
I HATE those things...start beeping in the middle of the night...takes forever to find the guilty party
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11 Dec 2010   #6
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

lol way to go man.
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11 Dec 2010   #7
Everlong

 

I was kinda like that when I had a HDD failure a while back. The HDD went out pretty hard, had the loud clicking noises and head scraping on the platter. When I got my new HDD, I was paranoid about any noise that even resembled what I heard when the previous HDD died.
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11 Dec 2010   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
When I got my new HDD, I was paranoid about any noise that even resembled what I heard when the previous HDD died.
lol, yeah. When I Got my F1's - every time they turned on and off I got a cold shiver up my spine because they sounded like my old HDD's click of death.


It took me a while to realise that it was normal for these drives
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12 Dec 2010   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

OMG!! That was hilarious. Thanks for sharing.
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12 Dec 2010   #10
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Oh and also check the 9v's in the smoke alarms speaking from experience.
Funny you mention that.
I just went through the whole "spiel"
In the middle of the night (~1:30am)
The smoke detector next to the bedroom give off a 120db "chirp" every 50 seconds.
I grab a chair and remove the battery (because I was not about to search for a replacement at that time, half asleep and all). I lay back down and there it was again
Don't you know, my system has its own 110V connection and uses the battery only as Backup during power outage. So I took out the whole detector. The next morning the same started with the downstairs detector. And just as to make fun of me, the minute I fixed it, the CO detector started to act up. I must have been a sight foe sore eyes, staring on the device in my hand unable to understand how it still could beep
Geesh I must have grabbed some outdated batteries when I replaced them the last time.
But it was one hell of a test to see if they are able to wake you up in case of an emergency
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