1.    20 Jul 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
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    Random Asterisk Alert Sound


    Every few minuets I'm hearing the asterisk sound either once, or multiple times with no corresponding message. It happens within every few minuets at random intervals, and will sound 1-3 times.
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  2.    20 Jul 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Do you have any USB devices plugged in? Try disconnecting any USB devices.
    Are you using an external USB keyboard? if so, it may have a stuck key.
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  3.    20 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by kwloy View Post
    Every few minuets I'm hearing the asterisk sound either once, or multiple times with no corresponding message. It happens within every few minuets at random intervals, and will sound 1-3 times.
    Wild guess. Under Setting>Notifications, do you have any apps set to "Play sound" only, with no banner or toast notification? I'm showing News only as an example here. The one circled, is it the only thing ON for any app?

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