How can I deactivate the sounds that my PC emits?
Thread poster: Argentine Translator

Argentine Translator
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Feb 15, 2010

Every time an error occurs or when I try to close a file without saving changes, my PC emits a sound. How can I deactivate these sounds? I am using I use Windows XP Professional 5.1 and MS Office 2003. Thanks and regards, AT


Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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Sound schemes Feb 15, 2010

Open Control Panel, then Sound and Audio Devices, Sounds tab. From Program Events select those that annoy you (e.g. System error) and set the sound to (None).

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Cintia Pecellin  Identity Verified
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Fn+F2 Feb 15, 2010

Does Fn+F2 work? If not, try going into your Control Panel, Sound, and deactivate (mute) all sounds that bother you.

Good luck!


Argentine Translator
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Thank you, Jabberwock and Cintia Feb 15, 2010

It worked. Thank you, AT  Identity Verified
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Another oprion Feb 16, 2010

Insert an audio jack 3.5mm in speaker port. However, do not use the headset/earphoneicon_smile.gif

Now you have an easy On/Off solution.



Metagrafi  Identity Verified
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right click on the tray icon Feb 16, 2010

Rigth click on the sound tray icon, choose sound properties and then deactivate sound


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