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Windows 7: Error sound with nothing happening


06 May 2009   #1

windows 7
 
 
Error sound with nothing happening

I get an error sound like "da dum" every few seconds, unpredictably, but reliably. I dont get any warnings or visual confirmation of any kind, nothing freezes or changes. I checked event logs but didnt find anything, I have no idea what is causing windows to make the sound, nor do I know exactly when it started. has anyone had a similar problem, or have any ideas?
Oh yea, when i view device manager, it constantly refreshes, and there is one "other devices" but i cant figure out what it is, and the sound continues when it is disabled. previous install of win 7 didnt have this problem.
help appreciated.
Thanks in advance

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My suggestion would be to unplug any/all USB devices and see if that corrects the problem. In the meantime, you could always disable the notification sound.
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06 May 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

yes, ive unplugged all devices, stilll happening
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06 May 2009   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

This might sound stupid but, are you sure it is not a new email arriving in your mail box,because mine gives me a "da dum ", just a suggestion?
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07 May 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

no, its not, I dont have any email setup. nor did i do anything different with regards to email last installation
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07 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Same here, I get that sound from Messenger every time I get Mail.
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07 May 2009   #7

windows 7
 
 

I dont have any messengers, outlook or mail clients installed. im not sure, but i think it goes away when I play a game.
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08 May 2009   #8

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Have you got a webcam connected to your PC.?
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18 May 2009   #9

 

Hi Guys

Anybody found a cause / fix for this yet? I'm having the exact same symptoms and for the life of me cannot figure out what the cause is.

Just to elaborate a little, the "da dum" is the same notification sound that you receive whenever you unplug a USB device.

My gut says that it may be a driver issue with some embedded hardware, for example my fingerprint reader or the built in webcam - so Windows is somehow notifying me that one of these devices is being "plugged in and unplugged" all the time, if you know what I mean..... But I still haven't figured out a way to confirm this.

I'm running Windows 7 on my HP Pavilion tx 2500 tablet and this is the first issue I have had. Well, more of an annoyance than an issue.

Thanks in advance for any input.

Cheers

T-Man
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18 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Would you happen to have a dirty keyboard with a sticky key?
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