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Windows 7: Just two small questions

06 Feb 2011   #1
Churys

windows 7 x64
 
 
Just two small questions

I'm curious at what one odd quirk means : sometimes, the mouse freezes for a few seconds while a double beep sounds through the headphones, the second lower in tone than the first. It doesn't happen a lot, once every few hours or so, but I'm wondering whether there is a way to make it stop since it doesn't seem to serve any purpose.

The other question is whether it is possible to run a previous version of Movie Maker on Windows 7 (the MM included with Windows 7 lacks a real timeline).

Does anyone have information on these?


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06 Feb 2011   #2
Andacar

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

  1. Fascinating question. I’m just tossing out ideas here: What are you doing when it happens? Are you always doing the same thing? Does it happen regularly? Next time you hear it, note the time. Does it happen at about the same time? The mouse slowing definitely sounds as though some kind of process is being started. What’s running in the background?
  2. Not as far as I know. Unfortunately you get what you pay for. If you really need some editing capability, I'd look at Ulead or better yet Premiere Pro. I think there’s also a basic version of Premiere available as well. How complicated are your editing tasks?
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06 Feb 2011   #3
Churys

windows 7 x64
 
 

1. Sometimes I'm browsing online, other times working with my paint program. It happens maybe two, three times in half a day. The mouse doesn't just slow, it is stuck entirely. I'm not sure what runs in the background when it happens.
Okay, I'll start noting times.

2. I need to be able to see at least seconds on the timeline, but preferably smaller.
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06 Feb 2011   #4
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Windows Movie Maker 2.6 works on Windows 7. At least it does on mine.

Download details: Windows Movie Maker 2.6
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06 Feb 2011   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Beep tones are emitted by the motherboard in various patterns to warn of hardware problems.

Google your mobo model + beep tones or go to it's Support Downloads webpage to read the Manual to interpret the beep tone pattern.

Here are the universal codes which may slightly vary for your mobo model: Beep Codes | PCMech

Two short beeps normally means RAM problems so I'd reseat RAM and test with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes or overnight to really stress it: RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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06 Feb 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Open Sounds in Control Panel then click on the Sounds tab.

Select each Program event listed that has an associated sound and click on Test. See if any match the sound you hear. That may help you figure out what is happening.

FOr instance, Device disconnect has two tones, the 2nd lower than the first.
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07 Feb 2011   #7
Churys

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
Windows Movie Maker 2.6 works on Windows 7. At least it does on mine.

Download details: Windows Movie Maker 2.6
Thank you, I will try that one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Open Sounds in Control Panel then click on the Sounds tab.

Select each Program event listed that has an associated sound and click on Test. See if any match the sound you hear. That may help you figure out what is happening.

FOr instance, Device disconnect has two tones, the 2nd lower than the first.
Thank you, that's the sound I'm hearing. Device connect and disconnect both have it, how can I find out which device is causing it?
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07 Feb 2011   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Look in the bottom right system tray when the sound occurs to see if any hardware is being installed, click on installer icon to see what it is.

Check your logs for any repeat errors: Computer lags every couple seconds
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