Loud be-beeb sound during Windows 2000 startup

I'm running W2K Pro SP4 on a Lattitude D800.
During coldstarts I get an annoying loud be-beeb sound when the Windows startup progress bar misses 5 blocks.
Assumingly around the time where services are starting up.
I do not get any warnings or errors in the event-viewer.
Highly appreaciating any hints on how to switch this sound off - or search for possible causes.
UPterAsked:
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RazwerCommented:
heh, looks like you got a pcmcia nic in you're laptop and as far as i know it is normal it makes that sound when booting up. it means its succesfully initializing youre card.
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UPterAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your hint. I do indeed have an integrated PMCIA nic.
- Still wonder if it is possible to configure the sound away?
The adapter has two controllers installed: Texas Instruments PCI7510 CardBus Controller and a
Texas Instruments CardBus Controller with SmartCard.
I did discuss the topic with a colleague and ended up with the quick solution.
For the time being, I have disabled the Controller with SmartCard to make it silent.
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RazwerCommented:
as far as i know there is no other way to make it silent unless you disable the internal speaker, which you don't really want to do.
the beeping sound is something you actually want to hear to know everything is fine. If you don't hear the beeping sound and you have networking problems you know where to look ;)
If you feel it's too loud, turn down the sound of the laptop while booting. You can check the bios if there is an option to turn it off but i don't think there will be. good luck ;)
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