I have a popup screen that says I have a virus. The speakers are beeping and in the popup screen they want me to click OK to fix this problem. I have not done that yet because I think it is a trick. This popup only comes up when I do a search with the Bing popup bar. With searches with internet explorer on MSN I get no virus popup and no beeping. Only get the popup when doing a search on Bing. I tried restarting the laptop but the virus popup is still there along with the beeping. If I turn the speaker off the beeping stops but the virus popup window is still there. I can't X it out either but I can minimize it. My MacAfee scan says I have no virus. Any help or ideas on what to do would be appreciated. I have a Dell laptop with windows 10 on it. Again this popup and beeping only come up when I do a search using Bing.
When computers did not come with speakers, System Beeps were a useful way to warn us when there were any system errors or hardware errors, and were rather helpful in troubleshooting issues. But today, there is no real need for these beeps – but they continue to be included in every Windows release. While they may be of use to some, many find it irritating and may want to disable them.
This post will tell you how to disable system beeps in Windows 10/8/7, via Control Panel, Regedit, Device Manager and CMD.
Disable System Beep in Windows
Disable System Beep via Control Panel
In Windows 10/8, right-click in the bottom left corner to open the WinX menu. Select Control Panel to open it. Click on Hardware and Sound.
It's generally bad when your computer won't start; it's often worse when it won't start and it starts beeping at you. A computer that won't start and makes beeping sounds is experiencing a malfunction severe enough to prevent the system from booting up. My laptop (Acer Aspire S5-391 with Windows 10 Home 64 bit) makes an annoying beep sound whenever I plug or unplug the charger, which I'd like to disable. The following solutions I found in the linked question and in other places did not work for me: My BIOS doesn't provide a setting for power control beep.
Best new vegas quests. Under Sound, click on Change system sounds. Now under Sounds tab, browse to and select Default Beep. Now towards the bottom of the Sound properties windows, you will see a drop-down menu for Sounds. Select None and click on Apply/OK. This will disable the default system beep.
You can follow the same procedure in Windows 7 too.
Disable System Beep via Registry Editor
Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following key:
In the right pane you will see Value Name Beep. Double-click on it and change its Value Data to no.
Disable System Beep using Command Prompt
You can also disable system beep using an elevated command prompt. To do so, open CMD and type each of the following lines and hit Enter after every command:
This will disable the beep. If you wish to only disable it temporarily till the next reboot, type the first line only.
Disable Beep in Windows via Device Manager
You can also use the Device Manager to disable the beep. To do so, click on Start > Computer. Right-click on Computer and select the ‘Manage’ option.
Then, in the left pane of the Computer Management window, click on System Tools to expand it and choose ‘Device Manager’.
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Also, from the menu bar choose ‘View’ option and select the ‘Show Hidden Devices’ option.
Next, in the right pane locate the Non-plug and Play Drivers group. Please note that the group will be visible only after you enable the ‘Show hidden devices’ option.
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Once you find it, click on the group and search for the item – Beep. Then, click the item to open the ‘Beep Properties’ window. Under it, select the ‘Drivers’ tab and choose the ‘Disabled’ option from the System type drop-down menu.
The system beep in your Windows PC will now be disabled.
Also read: Computer Beep Codes list and their meaning.