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Strange Intermittent Background Sound in Windows 7

Strange Intermittent Background Sound in Windows 7

Ok, this is very strange. Recently, i noticed that every 10-15 seconds, there would be this faint, annoying duh-dum sound coming out of my speakers. (hard to describe. sounds somewhat like the sound windows makes when you unplug a USB device, but not as pronounced and much quieter).

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Guest [Entry]

"Okay, same problem here. I did fix it by clicking the Volume Control » Mixer » System Sounds icon to bring up the system sounds selection window.

Scroll down and look for ""device failed to connect"". Choose that. You will notice it's the same sound that's looping.

All I did was use the drop down menu and selected None. That stopped the repeating sound for me, for now. It may not be a fix but it works!"
Guest [Entry]

Had this problem, it was because microphone had "listen to this device". And there was no mic in, so i guess it started to pick radio waves
Guest [Entry]

"I've had a similar problem, but it doesn't happen every 10-15 seconds. I found my solution here: superuser.com/questions/333880/what-is-the-source-of-this-funny-noise-in-windows/333958#333958

This is due to dog avatar in the Windows Search Results window. If you click on him, he scratches himself. But if you ignore him (apparently) he occasionally scratches himself, which causes an intermittent noise.

Also: http://www.audiomastersforum.net/amforum/index.php/topic,5527.0/wap2.html"
Guest [Entry]

In my case the be-boop was due to a bluetooth adapter (ASUS PCE-AC55BT) that I had installed but disabled due to another issue. Win7 wants to keep trying to install a driver for it, hence the sounds. Once I re-installed the driver and BT was connected, the sound stopped.
Guest [Entry]

"In my case a USB flash drive was causing it.
Unplugged it then re-installed it. That seems to have been the cause."