How do I stop a hardware beep in my desktop PC?
February 17, 2012 8:30 AM Subscribe
My IT Help Desk is stumped - can you help me? My computer is making what I can only describe as a hardware beep
that I can't turn off. Muting Windows and disabling all system sounds doesn't work. Yet the beep only happens when I do certain things with the software - at first, it was only when trying to save a document into my virtual system in Word, but recently it's every time an email arrives in Outlook, which is just awful. This didn't used to happen, but once, many months ago, I accidentally pressed a random combination of keys and it started. I have no idea how to turn it off - and neither do the IT people. System details inside.
posted by Dasein to computers & internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm running Windows Vista SP2 32-bit on a Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop with an Intel Core2Duo E8500 CPU and 3GB of RAM.
I literally have no idea what I pressed to make this start. I don't think I did anything that made it start doing this when I got an email - that only started a couple of days ago.
What can I do to make this stop? You have no idea how grateful I am for any help you can give.