How to Turn Off the Annoying System Beep in Windows Vista?

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This is really annoying. I want to stop it. How can I turn Off this annoying beep?

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Answered By 5 points N/A #93005

How to Turn Off the Annoying System Beep in Windows Vista?


1. Go to Start menu and right click on Computer. Then click on Manage.

2. In the Computer Management window, go to System Tools and select Device Manager.

3. Go to the View menu and select Show hidden devices.

4. Return to the Device Manager, you will see a category of devices called Non-Plug and Play Drivers. Expand that list and select the Beep, as shown in the figure below.

5. Right click on the Beep and choose Properties.

6. In the Beep Properties window go to the Driver tab. From the Startup scroll down list, select Disabled and press OK.

7. Finally, Restart your PC.

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Answered By 590495 points N/A #93006

How to Turn Off the Annoying System Beep in Windows Vista?



In fact, you can also do this on Windows XP. The same procedure can be followed in disabling the beep mechanism of the operating system. When enabling the option Show hidden devices in the Computer Management window, there are actually 2 hidden devices that will appear not only one: Network adapters, and Non-Plug and Play Drivers. Here is how you can do it in Windows XP:

  • Click Start then Control Panel.
  • Click Performance and Maintenance.
  • Click Administrative Tools then double click on Computer Management.
  • Select Device Manager under System Tools. You will see on the other side of the window listing 16 visible devices.
  • Still in Device Manager, click View then select Show hidden devices. Enabling this option will cause the interface to display 2 other devices, the Network adapters and the Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
  • Double click on Non-Plug and Play Drivers to expand the list.
  • Double click on Beep to access its Properties then select Driver tab.
  • Under Startup, set Type as Disabled then hit OK. Restart your computer when asked.

The Show hidden devices option disables itself after closing the Computer Management window. So next time you need to access something in the Device Manager and you need to see again the hidden devices, you need to select the Show hidden devices option again.

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