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Periodic USB connecting sound

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Lu Powell, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Lu Powell

    Lu Powell Flightless Bird

    I'm running Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit on a HP desktop. About every 10
    minutes the sound associated with a USB device being connected (or
    disconnected, I can't tell which) sounds. I have tried to selectively
    disconnect and/or stop a variety of programs and equipment, without success.

    Nothing destructive is happening. It's just a nuisance.

    TIA for your sympathy and help.
     
  2. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:06:22 -0500, "Lu Powell"
    <lupowell@teranews.com> wrote:

    >I'm running Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit on a HP desktop. About every 10
    >minutes the sound associated with a USB device being connected (or
    >disconnected, I can't tell which) sounds. I have tried to selectively
    >disconnect and/or stop a variety of programs and equipment, without success.
    >
    >Nothing destructive is happening. It's just a nuisance.
    >
    >TIA for your sympathy and help.
    >
    >

    That has been happening to me using XP. I hear the noise and
    sometimes my keyboard will fail. I can unplug/replug and it works fine
    again. Other times I hear the noise and nothing happens.
     
  3. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Metspitzer wrote:
    > On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:06:22 -0500, "Lu Powell"
    > <lupowell@teranews.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm running Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit on a HP desktop. About every 10
    >> minutes the sound associated with a USB device being connected (or
    >> disconnected, I can't tell which) sounds. I have tried to selectively
    >> disconnect and/or stop a variety of programs and equipment, without success.
    >>
    >> Nothing destructive is happening. It's just a nuisance.
    >>
    >> TIA for your sympathy and help.
    >>
    >>

    > That has been happening to me using XP. I hear the noise and
    > sometimes my keyboard will fail. I can unplug/replug and it works fine
    > again. Other times I hear the noise and nothing happens.



    Probably a bad connection at the USB plug or a fault in the wire.
    It's breaking the circuit momentarily, and triggering the USB
    sound. The previous poster probably has the same problem with one
    of his USB plugs.

    -Al-
     
  4. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:urx7n.61136$Db2.46074@edtnps83...
    > Metspitzer wrote:
    >> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:06:22 -0500, "Lu Powell"
    >> <lupowell@teranews.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I'm running Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit on a HP desktop. About every
    >>> 10
    >>> minutes the sound associated with a USB device being connected (or
    >>> disconnected, I can't tell which) sounds. I have tried to selectively
    >>> disconnect and/or stop a variety of programs and equipment, without
    >>> success.
    >>>
    >>> Nothing destructive is happening. It's just a nuisance.
    >>>
    >>> TIA for your sympathy and help.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> That has been happening to me using XP. I hear the noise and
    >> sometimes my keyboard will fail. I can unplug/replug and it works fine
    >> again. Other times I hear the noise and nothing happens.

    >
    >
    > Probably a bad connection at the USB plug or a fault in the wire. It's
    > breaking the circuit momentarily, and triggering the USB sound. The
    > previous poster probably has the same problem with one of his USB plugs.


    Yes, this was happening on my previous machine. It was obvious on mine
    because I was using a usb net dongle and each time it pinged my net
    connection broke.
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  5. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird


    > Probably a bad connection at the USB plug or a fault in the wire.
    > It's breaking the circuit momentarily, and triggering the USB
    > sound. The previous poster probably has the same problem with one
    > of his USB plugs.
    >
    > -Al-


    This happens to me a lot with XP 64. With XP 32 and Windows 7, on the same
    hardware (same computer, same USB hubs, same wires, etc.) it never happens.
    Based on this, I conclude that it is some fault in XP64 since two other
    operating systems on the same box don't have the problem. YMMV...
     
  6. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Zootal wrote:
    >> Probably a bad connection at the USB plug or a fault in the wire.
    >> It's breaking the circuit momentarily, and triggering the USB
    >> sound. The previous poster probably has the same problem with one
    >> of his USB plugs.
    >>
    >> -Al-

    >
    > This happens to me a lot with XP 64. With XP 32 and Windows 7, on the same
    > hardware (same computer, same USB hubs, same wires, etc.) it never happens.
    > Based on this, I conclude that it is some fault in XP64 since two other
    > operating systems on the same box don't have the problem. YMMV...



    I doubt it's a fault in the OS. MOre likely a degradation in some
    part of the wiring. Although, it could be that W7 is more
    sensitive to this defect.

    -Al-
     

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