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Windows 7: Very Rapid Dinging

03 Nov 2010   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Very Rapid Dinging

I just rebooted to XP MCE on my secondary rig, after connecting an ESATCASE2 external case, and now when I select various things on the OS...like the Start Menu or a lot of other things, it starts dinging like a doorbell. Powering off the external drive doesn't change anything. I have never heard a sound like this before and don't think that it is anything controllable via the sound wizard in the Control Panel. Anyone have any idea of what this is, or how to get rid of it?


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03 Nov 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It sounds like perhaps a program is causing that. First, try disabling system sounds comletely; just set the scheme to None.

You might also try a system restore, and if you installed any software with the external drive, remove that.
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03 Nov 2010   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just restored to yesterday, and it still rings the bell. Disabling the sound scheme, or muting Wave in the Audio Control Panel eliminates the sound, but curiously, when I attempted to change individual sounds in the sound wizard, the window rapidly filled with "2s", and apparently used them, instead of letting me choose, because it said that it was an invalid entry.

Obviously, something is awry, but if the system restore didn't handle it, it sounds as though something is wrong with the hardware. I wish that I could boot to W7, but I have that drive out right now, because of problems with it.
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03 Nov 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You might try a system files check, although you'll need the XP CD. Run sfc /scannow from the command prompt.
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03 Nov 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Maybe not, but I'm getting a feeling that a virus or malware of some kind of involved, because the problems seem to be growing. On the previous boot, there was an alert that the AV wasn't running, and I had to enable it in Windows. On the last boot, Outpost Security Suite popped an alert saying that the sandbox.sys was disabled. Too many things of different kinds going haywire for it to be just one simple problem. It seems strange that this problem didn't immerge until I connected the external case, but that must be a coincidence.
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03 Nov 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, good thought. Do a scan, and see what turns up. I recommend Malwarebytes, but use whatever you want.
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03 Nov 2010   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just rebooted to XP MCE on my secondary rig, after connecting an ESATCASE2 external case, and now when I select various things on the OS...like the Start Menu or a lot of other things, it starts dinging like a doorbell. Powering off the external drive doesn't change anything. I have never heard a sound like this before and don't think that it is anything controllable via the sound wizard in the Control Panel. Anyone have any idea of what this is, or how to get rid of it?
Almost sounds like a stuck keyboard or the accessibility keys. the "2"'s are the give away.
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03 Nov 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just rebooted to XP MCE on my secondary rig, after connecting an ESATCASE2 external case, and now when I select various things on the OS...like the Start Menu or a lot of other things, it starts dinging like a doorbell. Powering off the external drive doesn't change anything. I have never heard a sound like this before and don't think that it is anything controllable via the sound wizard in the Control Panel. Anyone have any idea of what this is, or how to get rid of it?
Almost sounds like a stuck keyboard or the accessibility keys. the "2"'s are the give away.
I thought about that, but it appears that the 2 key is normal. Even if it is stuck, it doesn't seem that would account for the variety of problems going on.
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03 Nov 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Yeah, good thought. Do a scan, and see what turns up. I recommend Malwarebytes, but use whatever you want.
I agree about Malwarebytes, but don't have it installed at the moment. Even though OSS said that it was partially disabled because of the sandbox.sys, I'm running a scan with it, thinking that the sandbox.sys isn't involved in detecting, only in isolating.

Afterward, I will install both Malwarebytes and SpyBot and see what they say.
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03 Nov 2010   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I can't install anything right now, because the file managers, as well as a number of other things will no longer work. I ran chkdsk /r and it reports alls well. I tried to run SFC /SCANNOW, but everytime that it wants to copy a file, it says that either I have the wrong disk, or sometimes that I need the SP3 disk. I have tried both disk 1 and 2 of the primary CDs, and the SP3 disk also, but it isn't happy with any of them. It seems that no matter what I try, I run into a brick wall.
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