What is this sound my PC keeps making?
November 28, 2006 2:52 AM Subscribe
My new computer keeps making this sound, and I can't make it stop, or figure out what is doing it.
posted by tomble to computers & internet (16 answers total)
The sound is being played through the speakers. It turns up randomly, seeminly regardless of what I have open.
It's a white noise type sound that goes "shk...(pauses for a second)...shk". Almost like the recycle bin sound, but definitely not.
It's obviously something deliberate, rather than random system noise, but it's not a windows system sound as far as I can tell, and I don't know what else is doing it.
It's so intermittent that I can't tell if I've stopped it by shutting down applications or not.
I was recording some streaming audio, and it kept showing up.
I've checked every .wav file on my hard disc, and it's not one of those.
Does anyone have an idea what could be doing it? It's driving me crazy!