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Windows 7: Ding-Dong Sound When Turning off Monitor

21 Apr 2010   #1
prsnrs

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Ding-Dong Sound When Turning off Monitor

I recently did a clean install of Win 7 Pro 64 bit. There were some issues requiring repeated formats and reinstallations. The only remaining issue I can recognize is a wierd one - namely, when I turn off the monitor I hear a "ding-dong" sound from my speakers. If I turn on the monitor fast enough, the ding-dong stops. If I wait, the PC goes into an irretrievable sleep. None of these symptoms occur in the Safe Mode. I upgraded my video driver but the symptoms persisted. I've not been able to find a Win 7 compatible driver for my sound card - Soundblaster X-FI SB0467 (according to Dell/support).

Any thoughts/solutions would be greatly appreciated.

PRSNRS


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21 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right click on the loudspeaker icon next to the clock > Sounds > set it to "No Sounds" > Apply. Maybe that helps.

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21 Apr 2010   #3
prsnrs

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank you! It worked! You're a genius. I turned off the monitor for 30 seconds and then 60 seconds ==> no ding-dong and know irretrievable Sleep.

Can you explain why this fix worked or refer me to a reference?

Regardless of the explanation I am very grateful for your input.

PRSRNS
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21 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prsnrs View Post
Thank you! It worked! You're a genius. I turned off the monitor for 30 seconds and then 60 seconds ==> no ding-dong and know irretrievable Sleep.

Can you explain why this fix worked or refer me to a reference?

Regardless of the explanation I am very grateful for your input.

PRSRNS
There is no reference. This is a basic system function. Either you know about it or you don't. But now you know. LOL.
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21 Apr 2010   #5
prsnrs

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

OK. There are lots of folks having the same problem (I did a Google serach). No one suggested your fix.

PRS
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21 Apr 2010   #6
Casca

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prsnrs View Post
Thank you! It worked! You're a genius. I turned off the monitor for 30 seconds and then 60 seconds ==> no ding-dong and know irretrievable Sleep.

Can you explain why this fix worked or refer me to a reference?

Regardless of the explanation I am very grateful for your input.

PRSRNS
There is no reference. This is a basic system function. Either you know about it or you don't. But now you know. LOL.
My monitor is connected via HDMI, so I cannot test. Is disabling a single event sound effect a more surgical solution?


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21 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See, now you can go and help these other clueless people.
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21 Apr 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Casca View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prsnrs View Post
Thank you! It worked! You're a genius. I turned off the monitor for 30 seconds and then 60 seconds ==> no ding-dong and know irretrievable Sleep.

Can you explain why this fix worked or refer me to a reference?

Regardless of the explanation I am very grateful for your input.

PRSRNS
There is no reference. This is a basic system function. Either you know about it or you don't. But now you know. LOL.
My monitor is connected via HDMI, so I cannot test. Is disabling a single event sound effect a more surgical solution?
Now you are getting fancy. Someone who does not like sounds normally wants them all off.
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23 Jul 2010   #9
taraka

Windows 7 Ulitimate 64-Bit [Final]
 
 
It's A DVI Problem.VGA Has no issues

(the thing whs said is not a solution to the problem,it's like hiding a problem.anyway that helps too if you don't want any windows sound.thanks whs.)
i have the same problem you have.i also have a samsung monitor.it started giving those ding-dong sounds recently.no problem rather than the ding dong sounds.what i found is,it's a problem in the dvi interface.ding dong sound when using dvi.when using vga,nothing happens.runs cool.i think its something wrong with the dvi cable or dvi port.i don't have another dvi cable or an dvi supported monitor.so i can't test right now.if you still have the samsung monitor,please try changing the dvi cable and post the results if you can.
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