Turn off the PC Speaker completely

Posted on 2007-08-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-05

I cannot turn off the PC Speaker on this machine.  There is no Audio Device or Sound Card (as per Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices) but the machine still makes an almighty BEEP!! sound you can hear from the other side of the floor every time I delete something or an email comes in and it is driving me bananas!

How can I turn off this PC Speaker (or at least reduce the volume) short of going into the box and ripping the speaker out and jumping up and down on it?

Question by:Flying_High_71
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    Expert Comment

    Hello Flying_High_71,

    it is probably the pc-speaker.
    I think you should be able to disable it in the BIOS.


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    Expert Comment

    Open Control Panel, Audio, then in the system sounds disable  that and don't save the profile. This should turn off most sounds that come from the Speaker. If that doesn't help, open the PC and locate the beeper, then encase it in packing foam or other insulating material, which should at least make it less noisy.
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    Accepted Solution


    You can also try this:
    Device manager - then choose "Show hidden devices", then go to "non plug and play devices", look for "Beep" and disable it.


    Author Comment

    Thanks Jupiter

    That seems to have done the trick!

    What a shame there is not an option to turn it down to a more usable level
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    Glad I could help.
    Thanx for the points and the grade.
    Yes, that would have been more handy when it was better available.


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