Windows 7 Sound Problems

Hello Experts,

I really didn't know how the title this request.

Anyway, the problem is every click of the mice generates a sound.

Can someone show me how to stop the sounds from every mouse click.

Also, is it possible to determine what is making sounds that I keep on hearing every now-and-then for no reason that I can visually see?

Cheers

Carlton
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
Follow the steps below to disable the click sound.

1. Click on the Start button on the Windows 7 menu bar.
2. From the Start menu, click on Control Panel.
3. On the Control Panel dialog, click on Hardware and Sound.
4. On the Hardware and Sound dialog, click on Change system sounds.
5. On the Sound dialog, use the scroll bar until you see the event titled: Start Navigation
6. Click on Start Navigation
7. From the Sounds drop down select None
8. Click OK
That's it. Your click sound should now be disabled
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
leoahmad, thanks for responding,

I carried out your instructions, however I'm still gettlng sounds everytime I do anything with the mouse....
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
is it a beep or from speakers?
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
From speakers
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nobusCommented:
disable all programs at startup :
in the run box, type msconfig
in the startup tab, click disable all
reboot and test
if OK now, it was one of the disabled programs - you can enable them back 1by 1 or in groups to see which one!
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nobusCommented:
if still problems - run mbam : http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php 
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
nobus,

Thanks. Going to try that now.

BTW, do you have any other thoughts on my power problems?

Cheers
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
nobus,

The malware didn't work.... and its none of the programs in startup.

Any other suggestions?

Cheers
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SnibborgOwnerCommented:
What noises are you getting "every now and then?" Can you be more specific?

Snibborg
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Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:
Hi Carlton - we need to flesh out the facts.

1) is the sound a beep or a sound effect
2) define "every now and then" (as snibborg asks)

thanks

M
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi Snibborg, thanks for responding.

Its the type of noise that you would hear if youi plugged in a USB.

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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Snibborg, you're suggestion will be greatly appreciated. In the meantime, I'll be back in 15mins

Cheers
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nobusCommented:
is it recent?  then a system restore can help you out quickly

>>  The malware didn't work  <<   what do you mean?  plse explain
also -cann you update your AV and do a scan? - what are you using?
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
nobus,

Can you show me how to do a system restore?

Cheers
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nobusCommented:
start>All Programs>Accessories>System tools>System restore
then follow the screens
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Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:
Is the mouse USB? And if so, is the mouse securely inserted into the USB port? If you have another mouse you could borrow try that and/or try plugging the mouse into a different port.

If you're getting the "USB device inserted" sound then Windows thinks you have done just that - which points to a dodgy mouse cable or dodgy port and explains why it's only "now and then"; it's when the cable is just at "that angle" to disconnect for a moment...

That is a total guess, and you don't mention the mouse stops working but if it happens quickly you get the sound without the mouse going offline.
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
drmiket,

I'm getting a sound for everything. I will get a sound if I click or do anything, and I would very much like some help in stopping it.

I just used the USB sound as an example of sounds that are happening in the background without me doing anything.

You're help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Carlton
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Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

Hi Carlton,

Please confirm the behaviour with a yes or no

Sound occurs when you click left mouse button?

Sound occurs when you click right mouse button?

Sound occurs when you move mouse?

Sound occurs when you don't touch the mouse at all?

Is it the same sound every time?


Please help us by avoiding the words: sometimes, now and then, everything, nothing. I'm not a doctor (ahem) but you need to tell us exactly what the symptoms are otherwise we can't help.

thanks :).


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nobusCommented:
cab you plse answer my previous questions also ?
>>  The malware didn't work  <<   what do you mean?  plse explain
also -cann you update your AV and do a scan? - what are you using?
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi nobus,

I mean, the malware didn't resolve the problem I'm having with the continous sounds whenever I click the mouse.

I have just completed a AV scan after updating McAfee.

Is this problem often caused by a virus?

Cheers
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi guys,

Do you have any other suggestion? The constant sounds from every mouse click is starting to drive me crazy...
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
drmiket thanks for responing.

I found out what the problem was. It was the same sound for every click, so I checked the sounds and I noticed that the sound 'Windows Notify' was assigned to every mouse click e.g. restore, maximise, close program, open program, everything.

So I selected 'None' for all of them and job done.

Just wanna say a thousand apologies for the confusing statements I made.

Cheers
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Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:
Ok. Glad you sorted it and perhaps we helped somehow,

Mike
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
You guys sure did.

Cheers
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