1.    09 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    WIn 10 PC makes frequent USB Install tones

    I have a Patriot 256GB flash drive. If I leave it in, my PC will make frequent pinging sounds, the same sounds that I hear when I first insert the flash drive. Does anyone know why this happens, is there a setting that I need to shut off?
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  2.    10 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,110
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Dodgy connection? Try it in a different USB port. You could try copying a large file from it and see if the copy operation fails when you hear the sound.
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  3.    10 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    It may also mean you need to find updated USB chipset drivers. I had to do that on a new PC I buily for my in-laws. Same behavior and that was the fix.
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