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Windows 7: Win 7 - is giving me Tinnitis

10 Jan 2019   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Win 7 - is giving me Tinnitis

O.K. Maybe the title is a tad 'click-baitish'. But I am suffering from a small reminder program. Long ago I installed an hourly chime to remind me I'm spending to much time on the net.


Hassle is this 'chime' is deafening & I gotta uninstall it for the health of my ears. But I cannot remember what it is or where it is.


Plzzzzzzzzzzz save my eardrums. How do I go about locating this chime?




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10 Jan 2019   #2
Sven1458

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing in Systrey?
Try start up programs
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10 Jan 2019   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

start > run > msconfig > startup, click on manufacturer to sort, then look through until you find it. You can use your mouse to widen the columns as needed to read more detail. Once you find it, uncheck it and reboot.
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12 Jan 2019   #4
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Didn't find anything there.
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12 Jan 2019   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you remember the name of the program - try looking for a process, or a service, in the task manager.

You can close the process using task manager if you find one, as a one off, but would need to search for a trigger to fully remove

If it's a service then set it to disabled and reboot

It should be possible to find the actual startup entry using Autoruns which is by Microsoft and fully documented.

One other possible location to try in the Scheduled task manager as this may be used to provide timed activities such as the alarm you describe
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12 Jan 2019   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Also have a look in Programs & Features under Control Panel. Scroll down & see if you recognise the name of that program, then uninstall it.
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