Utility to tell which program is makeing sounds?
June 18, 2007 7:41 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a utility that will indicate which program is making sound for Windows XP.

Here's why: every few minutes or so, my computer makes a 'schhht' ... pause ... 'schht' noise.

I don't know what program is making the noise! I've tried selectively running or not running software, but just when I think I've figured it out, it makes the sound again.
posted by killThisKid to Technology (6 answers total)
Is it the MS Word "Office Assistant"? I had a similar problem, and it was that damn dog scratching himself.
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:05 AM on June 18, 2007

It could also be the search dog.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 8:21 AM on June 18, 2007

There is a previous thread about the random sound - see here for some suggestions.
posted by jacalata at 8:43 AM on June 18, 2007

Sometimes it's not a program coming from the computer itself, just your computer's speakers. Some cell phones, especially if placed near the speaker, can make a similar intermittent noise. Try turning your phone off for a while, and also listen to the speakers closely when turning the phone back on.
posted by wzcx at 8:59 AM on June 18, 2007

Each of these apps make a 'schhht' noise:

1. The Bloody Search Dog
2. Trillian (or other IM application?)
3. Skype

but the phone idea is a good one, too.
posted by blag at 9:14 AM on June 18, 2007

If you find out let me know. I have two computers that do it.
posted by jockc at 4:41 PM on June 18, 2007

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