Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gotcha Of The Day - Internet Explorer Beeping At Me

Lately I've noticed that when I use Internet Explorer, it occasionally beeps at me. I don't mean a soft, subtle tone, I mean a 1992, boot-up, super crude, beep. It especially does this when I attempt to re-submit a POST based form. Which, of course, I'm doing constantly.

That's ugly, but it's not that big a deal. What makes it worth of GOTD status, is that the beep is always at one level - loud. So, as I'm chilling with my headphones on to Groove Salad, and re-load, I get an ear shattering beep. Yikes!

Naive me, tried changing the volume level - but the beep had nothing to do with that part of Windows.

A bit of Googling around found me this gem: Disable beeping Sound in Vista/XP/2003/2000. Which boils down to:

  Start » Run » cmd
  net stop beep

When I ran the above, I got the very satisfying message:

 The Beep service was stopped successfully.

Ahh yes, the beep service. How critical. Windows never ceases to amaze.

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