how to disable pc beep

Posted on 2004-11-03
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop (WinXP SP2) and, when I'm troubleshooting something in safe mode, whenever an error message pops up, I hear a beep. How can I disable that beep? The sound is of course disabled since I'm already in safe mode but how do I get rid of the PC beep?

Question by:ernes
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    Disable the System Beep

    If you PC's internal speaker is making a noise and annoying you turn off the "System Beep"

    1. Open device manager - Start >Run >devmgmt.msc {enter} OR Open control panel >system

    2. Click View >Show hidden Devices.

    3. Expand "Non Plug and Play Devices"

    4. Double click "Beep"

    5. On the Driver Tab set the "startup" type to "Disabled"

    6. Reboot.
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    Thank you PeteLong.
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