How to find and fix Windows 10 making random sounds

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Recently when I was working on my Windows 10 laptop, I heard some random sounds coming from the speaker. It’s a bit disturbing because the sound happens randomly and I haven’t plugged or unplugged any device. So why is my computer ringing? Find the answer in this post and also learn how to fix random sound issues on Windows 10 PC.

When your PC beeps or beeps unexpectedly, you will be interested to know which program is making the sound in the background. Even I was. So, I present you this post.

Let’s look at some ways to find out the program responsible for random sound on Windows 10 computers.

1. Restart the computer

Sometimes, this is a temporary problem that occurs due to a bug in third-party programs. A simple reboot should fix it.

2. Check the volume mixer

The volume mixer in Windows 10 shows all the programs that are currently using your sound devices. You need to open it and take its help to find out the program that is causing the random noises. Once you have, you can turn off your sound.

To use this method, right-click the volume icon in the taskbar. Select Open Volume Mixer.

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You will see several sound bars. If an app rings, the bar will show a green color. Keep looking at it for a while to identify the app. In my case, it was the Lightkey app (which, by the way, is a great text prediction tool for Windows). I have activated sound assistance for this. As you can see, the app can be found in the volume mixer.

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professional advice: Many users have suggested that apps like Discord and Windows Defender are also responsible for the random sound. Check your settings.

3. Track the sound

If the above method did not help, you can use the Process Monitor tool to find out the exact program that is making the sound. You must configure the tool to monitor applications that produce sound. Don’t get confused. Here are the steps in detail.

Step 1: Download the Process Monitor tool from the link given below.

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Step 2: Unzip it and click the Procmon file to open it.

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Step 3: The process monitor filter window will open. If that doesn’t happen, click Filter above and select Filter.

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Step 4: Click on the first dropdown box and select Path. Select Contains the following. In the text box, type .wav. Finally, click Apply. We added .wav because most notification sounds are in .wav format.

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step 5: Click File. Make sure Capture Events is checked.

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Step 6: Keep the Process Monitor tool running in the background. Do not close it. Wait a few moments until you hear the sound. Then look under Process name and path to find out the app that is sending the notification sound.

4. Run the Audio Troubleshooter

You can also try running the native audio troubleshooter to find sound driver issues, if any. To run it, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Settings on your PC. Go to Update and security.

Advice: Press Windows Key + I to open Settings from any screen.

Step 2: Click Troubleshoot in the left sidebar. Then click Play Audio on the right side and press the Run the troubleshooter option.

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Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

5. Adjust the mouse

Many Windows 10 users have reported that a faulty mouse can also be the reason behind the random connection and disconnection sound. So, unplug it for a while and see if the problem is fixed. You can also try changing the USB port on your mouse.

If you don’t want to replace the mouse yet, you can mute the connection and disconnection sounds. However, that will apply to all devices you connect to your PC.

To do this, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Control Panel on your PC and select Small Icons under View by.

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Step 2: Click Sound.

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Step 3: Click on the Sounds tab. Under Program Events, look for Device Connection and Device Disconnection. Change sounds to None. Press OK.

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Pro tip: If the problem is not caused by connecting or disconnecting an external device, you can try other sounds in this window. When you find a matching sound, mute it.

6. Reinstall the sound driver

An older version of the sound driver can also cause discomfort. Updating or reinstalling the sound driver may fix the problem. We have covered the steps to reinstall the sound driver in detail.

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Could it be a hardware problem?

The solutions mentioned above are useful when the problem is mainly related to software or an external device such as USB or mouse. If the sound is coming from inside your computer, it may be a hardware issue. We suggest filing a complaint with the customer service of the brand in question if you have a warranty or visiting a nearby computer repair shop.

Next: Updating your Windows 10 will also help. Learn how to update Windows 10 easily and offline too from the link below.

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