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       #71

    At this point I don't have any answers and the alarm has ceased; it was evidently a coincident when I disabled the background apps and it stopped because I re-enabled the apps and the alarm did not come back.
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       #72

    rdwray said:
    At this point I don't have any answers and the alarm has ceased; it was evidently a coincident when I disabled the background apps and it stopped because I re-enabled the apps and the alarm did not come back.
    Have you tested by doing a full shutdown/power-up (vs restart)?
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  3. Posts : 787
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       #73

    steve108 said:
    Have you tested by doing a full shutdown/power-up (vs restart)?
    What would be a reason to do that since there isn't any alarms?
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    rdwray said:
    What would be a reason to do that since there isn't any alarms?
    Since I don't understand the cause of the issue and restarts are different that shutdown/power-up and if you want to be sure, I'd do it , just to be sure nothing changes.
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    Once upon a time my MSI GP72 laptop would periodically and intermittently produce noises, of course this only happened while powered up.

    That said, it wasn't too difficult to identify the precise wav file using Process Monitor and it may have actually been notify.wav that annoyed me.

    Process Monitor revealed the app that was launching the wav file. To be honest, I wanted the app to run and after a short investigation decided to rename the file to notify.wav.bak and that was the end of that.

    If you care to make the effort to determine which app is launching the wav file, you may be able to correct it within the app itself.

    This is the only tutorial I could find quickly and hopefully you haven't already attempted this approach. I've read the entire thread, however; my brain is overloaded and I don't recall reading about you trying this angle.

    How to Find Which Program Is Making Sounds in the Background? >> Winhelponline
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    steve108 said:
    Since I don't understand the cause of the issue and restarts are different that shutdown/power-up and if you want to be sure, I'd do it , just to be sure nothing changes.
    Let me say this, there isn't an alarm now and I am happy with that; got realize that it occurred even when the PC was shut down and that is gone.

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    W10 Tweaker said:
    Once upon a time my MSI GP72 laptop would periodically and intermittently produce noises, of course this only happened while powered up.

    That said, it wasn't too difficult to identify the precise wav file using Process Monitor and it may have actually been notify.wav that annoyed me.

    Process Monitor revealed the app that was launching the wav file. To be honest, I wanted the app to run and after a short investigation decided to rename the file to notify.wav.bak and that was the end of that.

    If you care to make the effort to determine which app is launching the wav file, you may be able to correct it within the app itself.

    This is the only tutorial I could find quickly and hopefully you haven't already attempted this approach. I've read the entire thread, however; my brain is overloaded and I don't recall reading about you trying this angle.

    How to Find Which Program Is Making Sounds in the Background? >> Winhelponline
    I ran Process Monitor and it did not show any application.
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  7. Posts : 1,738
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       #77

    rdwray said:
    Let me say this, there isn't an alarm now and I am happy with that; got realize that it occurred even when the PC was shut down and that is gone.


    What Steve108 is suggesting is a restart because that is a different process than a shutdown + startup. If you want to troubleshoot and learn how to fix your PC, it sounds like a logical next step.

    If you think because your PC functions properly now and your best move is to do nothing and gamble that the issue won't return, maybe you should just buy lottery tickets and send your PC to a shop.

    I'm not trying to be cruel or nasty, it's just in the real world, faults seldom fix themselves and never return. This does happen but not usually.


    We try to assist users on repairing their PCs with the least amount of grief and with the best reliability.


    We all volunteer our time because we have an obsession with fixing PCs and the priority is always a successful outcome and a satisfied user.
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    rdwray said:
    I ran Process Monitor and it did not show any application.

    Were you able to configure Process Monitor to trigger on and capture the notify.wav file being executed?
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  8. Posts : 787
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    What Steve108 is suggesting is a restart because that is a different process than a shutdown + startup. If you want to troubleshoot and learn how to fix your PC, it sounds like a logical next step.
    If you think because your PC functions properly now and your best move is to do nothing and gamble that the issue won't return, maybe you should just buy lottery tickets and send your PC to a shop.
    I'm not trying to be cruel or nasty, it's just in the real world, faults seldom fix themselves and never return. This does happen but not usually.
    We try to assist users on repairing their PCs with the least amount of grief and with the best reliability.
    We all volunteer our time because we have an obsession with fixing PCs and the priority is always a successful outcome and a satisfied user.

    I appreciate your help, but there is nothing that I could do to satisfy you.
    Were you able to configure Process Monitor to trigger on and capture the notify.wav file being executed?
    I gave notify.wav because it was the closest I could come to the sound, I don't know which sound it actually played.

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    Macboatmaster said:
    I fail to see how the tesing to establish if the alarm still sounds can take at least a week

    If Windows 10 is shut down completely on this procedure
    Step 1: Open Start menu, select Power button.

    Step 2: Press and hold the Shift key on keyboard, while clicking on Shut down, and then release the Shift key to perform a full shutdown.

    and the alarm still sounds, then you can be more or less assured that it is not a windows setting
    Got to messing around and trying to boot from an external hard drive, (which never happened, got error 0XC0000225), and the alarm returned and I went through the 2 steps and still got the alarm.
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       #79

    What happens if you disconnect external hard drive and repeat your steps that fixed it before? If it stops beeping, test both shut down and restart cases.
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  10. Posts : 787
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       #80

    steve108 said:
    What happens if you disconnect external hard drive and repeat your steps that fixed it before? If it stops beeping, test both shut down and restart cases.
    It beeps no matter what the configuration - external hard drive or not, shut down with shift key, or shut down normally or running.
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