Disabling the beep

June 30, 2009

I thought I’d blogged about this before, but when talking about with Simon Sabin just now, I couldn’t find it.

Simon’s just blogged a couple of ways of stopping the beep from the command line. Here’s one using a User Interface.

Go to Device Manager, and make sure that “Show Hidden Devices” is checked in the View menu.


Now you can find the Beep in the “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” section and edit its properties (setting it to Disabled).

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Phil

    Been there done that, now just need to work how the same things is done in UBuntu 🙂

  2. Adam Machanic

    I’ve been known to open up the chassis and simply cut the wires leading to the speaker. Simple, permanent, and totally effective 🙂

  3. robfarley

    I can just picture it:

    Adam: “The red wire or the green wire?”
    System clock: “Tick, tick, tick…”

  4. Adam Machanic

    Actually, I have a funny story along those lines, which I can’t share in a public forum. If you show up to PASS track me down and I’ll tell you all about it 🙂

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