Ahti Kitsik
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Turning off win xp master volume beep sound

By Ahti Kitsik, 24 Sep 2008

Aren't you annoyed by the beep that is so loud?

I got pretty frustrated after trying to look for disablement under volume control preferences. Nothing there. Also turning off all sound notifications at control panel (including Exclamation sound) didn't help.

Still nothing, just one aloud beep.

Windows Master Volume Control

Windows XP Volume Control


Here's the quickest way I found to disable it:

  1. Go to My Computer
  2. rightclick for Properties
  3. tab Hardware
  4. button Device Manager
  5. menu View
  6. set checkbox Show Hidden Devices
  7. navigate to Non-Plug and Play drivers
  8. open Beep
  9. tab Drivers
  10. button Stop
  11. combo Disabled
  12. button OK
  13. Congratulations!


Windows XP Volume Control

Disabling beep driver forever


If you find a better way, please let me know :)

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