sign off or shutdown chime sound

  1. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 PRO

    sign off or shutdown chime sound

    ever since i reimaged my pc with new windows 10 pro with a new m2 intel drive i keep hearing this chime sound every so often it is the sound that occurs when windows either signs off or shuts down but i am doing neither it just occurs at a certain interval not sure which. anyone else have this issue?
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  2. Posts : 27,406
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    You can check under "sounds" in control panel. Check which action has Chime sound associated.
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  3. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter

    I checked that end of it there is no chime sound available under windows default sound scheme, what can i do to track this down so annoying.
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  4. Posts : 1,142
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    By default there is no Windows Logoff or Shutdown sound defined in Windows 10.

    To confirm this, check the following registry location:
    sign off or shutdown chime sound-windows_logoff_sound_default.png

    So, first you need to identify the exact sound you are hearing. If it's a built-in sound it will be stored under %windir%\media - for example, in the C:\Windows\Media folder.

    Play the sounds one-by-one, perhaps beginning with the ones starting with 'Windows', for example Windows Shutdown.wav. Once the exact sound is identified then the next step is to identify the process using the sound.

    If you cannot identify the sound manually then an alternative method is to use something like Sysinternals/Technet's Process Monitor (ProcMon), filtered to look for sounds being played or the filepath to the sounds. That's a little more complex so try the manual method above first of all.

    Hope this helps...
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  5. Posts : 36,325
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    it just occurs at a certain interval
    As it must be associated with a certain process, and you say it occurs at intervals, either it's a scheduled task, or some background process generating it periodically.

    You can start to try to isolate this latter with a clean boot. If it still occurs, check to see what else you could stop running.

    Then you can turn to scheduled tasks and examine these.
    One way to get a linear list is to use Taskschedulerview by Nirsoft.

    Note that the actual sound file being played may be one of the system sounds, or it could be one associated with a particular program.

    Using Procmon as RickC suggests seems about the only analytical approach, but it's technically daunting as the log includes everything from registry access to running processes.

    You could also try creating a new user, logging in as that user, and see if it still occurs. If not, you have a starting point for comparison.
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  6. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter

    checking all items. thank you will let you know what i find.. also i might do a video so we all know the sound.
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