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Windows 7: My PC makes a sound (bing) every five minutes

28 Aug 2010   #1
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 
My PC makes a sound (bing) every five minutes

The title explains the problem. I can't find anything that would set this off. Everything else seems normal. It's been doing this all morning. Probably, if I reboot, it'll stop - but I want to find the source of the 'bing.' How can I trace it down?


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28 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Not the typical tick, but may be the HD. Go to the website of your HD mfg and give the hd a test.
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28 Aug 2010   #3
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

This is a guess but, it could be the volume control? That makes a bing... (Is this sound coming from your speakers, or from the computer itself?)

Ryan
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28 Aug 2010   #4
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Are there any errors that show up, when this happens?
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28 Aug 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't worry till it goes Bong
Then it might be Avon calling!
EDIT
Sorry about that just couldn't resist it! Not sure if it is relevant in the US but UK members might recall!
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28 Aug 2010   #6
SilverStar

Windows 7 Ultimate 32x
 
 

is the sound from the computer itself or speakers?
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28 Aug 2010   #7
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

The sound is from the speakers and continues to 'bing' every five minutes exactly. There is no message. Is there some other way to find out what happened at that exact time? There must be a log somewhere. It's 'binging' for a reason and I'd like to know why.
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28 Aug 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The only thing that comes to mind is to open task manager (ctrl+shift+esc), and go to the processes tap. Press "show processes from all users", and click yes on the UAC prompt. Set it to show the processes using the most CPU percentage at the top. See if one jumps up to the top for a second when the "bing" happens.
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28 Aug 2010   #9
Nisko

Windows 7
 
 

Found the culprit. It was in my email client. It was trying to connect to hotmail every five minutes and Hotmail doesn't allow that. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone.
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28 Aug 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad to hear you figured it out.
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