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  1. Posts : 36
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    windows 10 very loud and very piercing beep twice 5 times a day

    this has been happening for about 1.5 years. my computer will just randomly emit a very loud and very piercing beep. 99% of the time i'm not using it so i don't think my input has anything to do with it. 99.99% of the time it repeats the beep about 15-30 seconds later. note this is not happening when my computer boots up. it's while it's already running. i've attached a sound file of the beep. i used total recorder in software mode so it only records when it detects a sound so it will contain many beeps in fast succession.
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  2. Posts : 36
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    i honestly don't know what to expect from this message. i posted in microsoft's forum and got one response from someone who obviously didn't read the message in total. (said if the beeps happened while booting up and gave me help based on that even though i very clearly said the beeps happened while the computer was already running) very annoying and never responded again to my explanations.
    Last edited by theimortal1974; 27 Nov 2018 at 16:49. Reason: clarifying
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  3. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    I don't know what to expect, either. I don't recall anyone having a similar problem in the past. It may have little or nothing to do with the operating system.

    Does you PC have an internal speaker that's used for BIOS beep codes, or is this coming from an external audio system that is connected to the PC?

    The sound reminds me of a Mallory Sonalert.
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  4. Posts : 36
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    Thread Starter

    i forgot to mention that it's definitely coming from the sound system. if i mute it after the first sound i never heard a second one. and i don't hear it ever with the sound muted. this computer is a real piece of #*$%. i wouldn't be surprised if this beeping is because of that even though it's only been happening about half the time i've owned it. here's some good advice don't buy from i don't care how good of a deal they give you. they gave me a horrible computer with constant problems from day one. yes i could of and should of returned it but i didn't want the hassle. i'm definitely not ordering a computer over the internet again.
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  5. Posts : 14,006
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    You could try installing Process Explorer then start it an leave it ruining. Click on the CPU column header to sort by CPU Utilization (may have to click it twice so the highest number is at the top).

    When you hear the beeps, look at Process Explorer and see what is at or near the top of the list. That may give you a clue.
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    Since this mostly happens when you are away from the computer, you can use Process Monitor (Process Monitor - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs) and leave it running in the background. Then when you hear the sound you can stop the logging (click the magnifying glass next to the save button) and correlate with the time, looking for keywords like "audio."

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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    That sounds like a better plan, good suggestion. There will still be a lot of data to wade through but at least there is a chance to figure it out this way.
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  8. Posts : 12
    Windows 10

    I'm guessing if the computer is making loud beeps, you might have an issue with your computer's hardware.
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  9. Posts : 14,959
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965

    Well, the good news is that your screech is not a hardware fault sound.

    In order to narrow down the potential causes, disable your built-in microphone & disconnect any external mic.
    Control panel,
    right-click, Disable [and set the entry for Show disabled devices while you are there]

    If this step eliminates the screech then you can conclude that it was mic feedback.

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  10. Posts : 36
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    Thread Starter

    okay first of all thank you SO MUCH for the amount and quality of advice. who knew i would get more help from a 3rd party unofficial windows 10 forum then i got from an official windows forum. i will try both the process monitor and disabling the microphone advice.

    okay i went into sound i disabled everything that wasn't the default in use. i went to record and disabled everything even though only a microphone i had plugged in and forgot was engaged but i almost never have it plugged in so i doubt it's the problem but i disabled it anyway. i'll install process monitor overnight as well as record with total recorder to make sure it beeps overnight it will record it but i'm sure it will.
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