How to Get Rid of a Beeping Sound in Your Computer

by Christell York

The beeping sound heard in your computer can some from a number of things, including when the wrong key is pressed or when an error occurs. The beep is a warning but can be annoying over time. Disabling the beep does not harm your computer in any way. However, it does mean you won't be able to hear a warning if any errors occur on your computer.

Computer Management

Locate the "Computer" icon on your desktop and right-click it.

Click "Manage."

Click "System tools" in the "Computer management" window.

Click "Device manager."

Click "View" and click "Show hidden devices."

Click the arrow next to "Non-plug and play devices" to expand the list of items, then right-click on "Beep."

Click "Properties."

Click the "Driver" tab in the "Beep properties" window.

Click the drop-down menu in the "Start up" section, then click "Disabled." Click "Stop" in "Current status" to stop the sound immediately. If you do not press stop, the beeping sound will continue to be enabled until you restart your computer. Click "Ok" to save your settings.

Control Panel

Click "Start" and "Control Panel" on your computer.

Click "Hardware and sounds" in the Control Panel.

Click "Change system sounds" from the "Sound" menu.

Click the "Sound" tab.

Click "Default beep" in the "Program events" box.

Click the "Sounds" drop-down arrow, then click "None."

Click "Apply" to save your changes, then click "Ok" to exit the window. You can now close the control panel.

About the Author

Christell York has been writing professionally since 2008 for various websites and offline for "The Houston Press." She specializes in technical, automotive, travel, personal finance and food articles. York has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and is currently seeking an associate degree in baking and pastries at the Art Institute of Houston.

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