Disable the annoying beeps your computer makes, even with sounds muted

A co-worker asked me how to turn off the annoying little beeps her computer makes even when she has her sound muted.  The beeps were coming from the speaker on the motherboard and happened when she closed a document or whenever some sort of prompt would come up.  I know this works for Windows XP.  I’m not sure about Vista or Windows 7.

  1. Go to control panel (in classic view).
  2. Then go to system.
  3. Hardware tab, then device manager.
  4. Go to the view menu and click on show hidden devices.
  5. Click the + next to non-plug and play devices.
  6. Double-click on Beep and go to the driver tab.
  7. Click stop to disable it now.
  8. Under startup select disabled on the drop-down list.  This will permanently disable it.

Source: www.computerhope.com

  1. #1 by Anonymous on July 26, 2013 - 12:01 AM

    very helpful and clear instructions. many thanks.

  2. #2 by Anonymous on October 20, 2012 - 8:16 AM

    Thank you so much!!!!

  3. #3 by Anonymous on July 24, 2012 - 5:43 AM

    Thankyou you have saved me from going mad

  4. #4 by Zoe on April 15, 2012 - 1:26 PM

    I’ve been looking for a way to disable the beeping sounds for awhile now and this was great, thanks!

  5. #5 by Sean W. on January 27, 2012 - 5:11 AM

    Will it disable the POST beep codes?

    • #6 by jen3ral on January 29, 2012 - 8:46 PM

      I don’t think so because this is making the change within windows so it shouldn’t impact anything before loading into Windows. If it were something in the BIOS then I’d say yes.

  6. #7 by Martin on January 7, 2012 - 8:30 AM

    Many thanks. That’s fixed it. Beep was Sooooooooooo annoying !

  7. #8 by The Online Backup Guru on March 13, 2011 - 2:54 PM

    Yeah no kidding and drives you crazy.

  8. #9 by jen3ral on March 12, 2010 - 8:47 AM

    Yeah, my immediate thought was pulling the cables too. I had no idea that there was a way to disable it in Windows.

  9. #10 by Ryan on March 12, 2010 - 4:57 AM

    Oh, an update! Little beeps are annoying. I probably would have tried a more drastic solution, like pulling jumpers on the mother board. Twenty minutes later I would probably be asking for help on how to fix it though.

    • #11 by Igor on January 24, 2011 - 3:33 PM

      I agree that those little beeps can be verry annoying.

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