Quote: Originally Posted by Debbie B
Please let us know if your hear this sound after signing in through your user account. If yes, then it could possibly be due to a virus infection. I would recommend you to test the symptoms while in safe mode with networking.
You may try performing system restore if the issue started occurring recently. Please click Windows 7 System Restore | Dell for details.
I shut down; interestingly no sound accompanied shutdown, now.
I started up and hit F8 repeatedly, but did not get into SAFE mode. I've rarely used SAFE mode and don't know for sure that F8 should work on this Sony Vaio laptop.
The startup Sound played about the time I got to Desktop. Just checked and the Play Sound on Startup is NOT checked.