Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Random Sound Alert

11 Mar 2015   #1
sevenben

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Random Sound Alert

I'm getting random sound notifications/alerts that are driving me crazy.
I've attached 2 of the sounds that I'm getting.
I have my theme set to "No Sounds" and the sounds don't sound like system sounds.
I can reproduce the problem in Mozilla Firefox; I can reproduce the 2nd of the 2 sounds Iv'e attached.
A friend has the same problem and he thinks it started after a recent Windows Update.
How can I find out where these sounds are coming from?
How can I stop them?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Ben.




Attached Files
File Type: rar annoying sound.rar (32.9 KB, 27 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Mar 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi,

i would start by trying a restore point before the problem started.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ben,

In addition, did you install any type of messaging or chat program or add-on in your browser that may be running in the background giving you these alert sounds?

Doing a system restore as Oscer posted above would be a good idea.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Mar 2015   #4
sevenben

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

don't know how far I need to go back and it would inevitably start happening again.
i think it happens when a certain thing happens in vuze and when i get a new message in skype when it's minimised.
although all the sounds are turned off in skype and vuze.
it must be windows related. what else can i try?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2015   #5
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

try a clean boot and see if problem continues. Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2015   #6
sevenben

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found out the cause of the problem. It was vuze.
If any body else has this problem please go here for the fix: random alert sound
"Could be the new message system if you're running betas - look at the status area for a speech bubble - it flashes when you have an unread message; double clicking it will show you it. Right-click and select options to turn off the sound (assuming this is it...) "
Please see attachment for how to find the option.


Attached Thumbnails
Random Sound Alert-fix-vuze-bug.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Good job finding the fix
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Random Sound Alert




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Customised alert sound for critical battery will not stop
I have set a customised alert sound for my Windows 8 laptop's Critical Battery alert but when I plug the charger in the sound keeps going. Is there a way I can have the sound play until the charger is plugged in and for it to then stop?
Sound & Audio
Random sound
Hello folks, For last couple of hours, my laptop is making random sounds and I am unable to figure out what the sound is. I am pretty certain that this sound is not from Windows OS, but some software. I have not installed/removed any new software or update. The sound is familiar to the CD/DVD...
Sound & Audio
Random shutting down sound
Every time I have the computer on, couple of minutes later I hear this sound of something shutting down inside the case. It is annoying and I want it to stop.
Hardware & Devices
phantom alert sound
I am getting a ding/dong alert sound (very full with reverb/echo) at random moments while I am online. I have checked everywhere I know for sounds, and Sound window doesn't have that sound in the list. I have set email at Comcast and on Live Mail to not notify me of incoming messages. The sound...
Sound & Audio
I get a random mic sound despite not having a mic plugged in.
Every so often there's a noise as though someone is putting down a mic, the sort of muffled clunk. I don't have anything running up front that would do that nor in the background, it's not particularly annoying but I'm afraid it may be some sort of root-kit or a connection with someone I didn't...
Sound & Audio
Random Popping sound
Hey guys, I recently buit a new PC,check my system specs. All is well but for some reason when I install the VIA drivers and plug in my 5.1 speakers into the motherboards integrated sounds outputs I randomly get these popping sounds. It sounds like someone is unplugging my jacks.... What...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App