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I'm using Windows 7, 64-bit with Microsoft Office and just recently I get a chime sound every time I copy text

Posted on 2011-03-11
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At first I thought it might have something to do with one of the applications I'm using, but after closing it, the problem still remained. It doesn't matter what application I am copying text from or what application I am pasting it to.

After I highlight the text, as soon as I hit the copy, a loud chime goes off, which is quite annoying. If this is likely to have something to do with hardware vs. software, I would be happy to explain what I have. But I can't recall changing anything right before it started happening.

I'm not even sure what zone I should list this under since you don't have any for "haunted equipment."
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by:Bawer
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have you enabled the sticky keys,,,, just press shift button five times and check back....
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by:photoman11
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I got some message asking if I wanted to use sticky keys but since I have no idea what they are and never heard of them before I chose no. In copying text after that I still got the chime, however even though it's hard to tell, there seemed to be a slight half second delay between choosing "copy" and hearing the chime.

Prior to that, it was almost instantaneous.
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by:dailypcguy
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That's hilarious. Guess you want a better outcome than a half-second delay, huh?
Tell me
1 can you actually copy and paste the highlighted text - does it work?
2 right-click the volume icon and select, sounds. try testing the sounds for exclamation, etc and tell me what matches the sound you hear please. You can actually turn them off as a workaround, but it's not a solution.
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Well, I have decided that my system does in fact fall into the "haunted" category. After shutting down last night and turning it on this morning the chimes sound is now gone when I do a copy.

I changed nothing in order to achieve that other than consult my local voodoo/curse removal/PC fix-it shop person. They told me that after waving a chicken around their head 3 times the curse should be gone and sure enough this morning it was.

Got to love computers.

Any ideas what might have caused this,  so I can avoid it in the future, or should I just keep a chicken in the freezer at all times?
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i vote for the chicken (very handy if you get hungry too)
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