1. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Win 10 64-bit
       05 Oct 2016 #1

    insert/eject USB and many notification sounds


    I've been receiving multiples of the above mentioned sounds for a while now, without any attempt from me adding new hardware, inserting/ejecting a USB. It mainly happens within an application (play diablo, wow, surfing the web, etc.) it's happened around 6 times just writing to here. When it happens it locks the mouse up and a couple of times so far, locked everything and hard booted. I disabled all sounds, then it just locked the mouse without telling me. Not sure if 6 HID keyboards and the 3 HID compliant mice in device manager have anything to do with it? Every time I uninstall them, they come back.

    Please if anyone can help I'd appreciate it a lot

    grb70
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
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       05 Oct 2016 #2

    The DM here shows slightly less items finding only two HD Keyboard Device listings for the AZIO backlit usb keyboard and only one HD-compliant mouse item for the MSI gaming mouse in use despite the software/drives for the 11 button programmable model. You could try dumping all but one item under each category followed by a full system restart and see what happens when Windows once again redetects all hardwares on starting up. If the excess items are found gone for good the connect/disconnect wav files assigned should no longer be a problem and not heard until the next usb device is plugged in or the Safely Remove option is used.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Win 10 64-bit
       06 Oct 2016 #3

    This is weird, but each time I uninstall 1, it comes back when I try to uninstall the next, keyboard or mouse. Would it make a difference if I try in safe mode?

    Thx again
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
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       06 Oct 2016 #4

    I would give the Safe mode a look there to see if you make any progress since the normal Windows will tend to remember the last configuration. Once in Safe mode anything nuked will tend to stay gone and once that takes the restart into a normal boot provided the 10 install you have doesn't have something else going on should properly detect the keyboard and mouse. If the 10 install has a hidden goober however you may be looking at a repair of some type.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 1607
       06 Oct 2016 #5

    There is the option in Device Manager, under the View menu, to show hidden items. I believe it's devices for which there are drivers but which aren't present eg removable drives.

    Try that and see what appears (under all device headings).
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  6. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Win 10 64-bit
       06 Oct 2016 #6

    Sorry I'm just getting back with you all. I booted into safe mode, then it would not accept my password, so I had to wait until my cousin got off work so he could check google. My only recourse that would let me in, was to do a reset and save nothing, and erased the window drive. I'm in and the only thing I installed was WOW since I play a lot and it was happening. So far I've only heard it a handful of times, to be sure I'm going to install something else and give it a day or so. Then I'll update you guys.

    TYVM
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  7. Joined : Apr 2014
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       07 Oct 2016 #7

    markweatherill said: View Post
    There is the option in Device Manager, under the View menu, to show hidden items. I believe it's devices for which there are drivers but which aren't present eg removable drives.

    Try that and see what appears (under all device headings).
    Good point! The only problem would be finding the items hidden from default under other categories like Network adapters and hard disks where usb flash drives and a drive in a usb enclosure will then show in the list of drives. Under Network adapters you would then see multiple instances of one type of network item with the (2) and (3) following the first as one example as well as any virtual network items.

    Under keyboards and mice however the list of items will likely remain unchanged being the problem since the mouse is already in plain view as the Logitech gaming mouse item. I suspect a printer or combo printer/scanner/fax or other usb item besides or including the software if any for the keyboard could be the source.

    GRB70 said: View Post
    Sorry I'm just getting back with you all. I booted into safe mode, then it would not accept my password, so I had to wait until my cousin got off work so he could check google. My only recourse that would let me in, was to do a reset and save nothing, and erased the window drive. I'm in and the only thing I installed was WOW since I play a lot and it was happening. So far I've only heard it a handful of times, to be sure I'm going to install something else and give it a day or so. Then I'll update you guys.

    TYVM
    A total wipe of the drive and still not seeing a solution was rather a drastic step while a good screening of things like the keyboard software which in turns will put on startup device drivers along cross checking any other usb device almost omitting the mouse from the equation however as plugging and unplugging mice rarely trips the connect and disconnect wav files while other devices especially printers, printer/scanner/copier/fax combinations. flash drives, memory card readers, etc. including usb hubs can and will trip the device connect/disconnect alerts.

    One suggestion is to simply unsound those two items in the Sounds portion of the Windows sound mixer. That can done easily by right clicking on the Volume icon in the hidden or shown portion of the System notification area or System tray on the main task bar and select the Playback devices option. Once the screen with tabs appears for Playback, Recording, Sounds which you want, and Communications you simply click to open the Sounds tab and scroll to the Device connect and Device disconnect items and at the left bring the dropdown list of choices for which sound to be applied for each and scroll directly to the top to select and apply the "none" option. Clicking the apply button then puts the no sound into effect while the new sound scheme can also be saved as the new default sound plan. Here I simply label that Default and regardless of how many times 10 has been upgraded to updated builds to now seeing the Redstone 1 update remain that won't change. This is how to disable those two sounds.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2016
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    Win 10 64-bit
       11 Oct 2016 #8

    Can't seem to duplicate the sound so I'll mark as solved.

    TY guys
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
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       11 Oct 2016 #9

    Besides setting it for none you can also change from one wav file to another in the event one or two got corrupted in some way and hang in a loop at times unless not able to play. Or you can even copy additional wav files you come across into the same "C:Windows\Media" folder which I saw become a rather interesting collection over the years to have a number of alternates once the initial problem of unwanted playback is no longer seen. For now however the "none" should work.
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