Annoying system beep

Even with the volume turned off, if your PC has a system speaker, it can still emit a loud system beep. I was running some MySQL statements from the command line and every time there was an error...BEEP.

To fix this, I could simply run the MySQL commands with the -b, --no-beep option, which turns off the beep on errors.

But, I'm lazy and don't want to type -b every time I run a MySQL command. Plus, there are other instances where the system beep can be triggered, and I just don't want to hear it! So, I used this solution...and it didn't require a reboot!

In summary:
1. Right-click on My Computer
2. On the Hardware tab, click on [Device Manager]
3. On the "View" menu, select "Show hidden devices"
4. Under "Non-Plug and Play Drivers", right-click "Beep"
5. Click "Disable"
6. Answer [Yes] when asked if you really want to disable it
7. Answer [No] when asked if you want to reboot
8. Right-click "Beep" again.
9. Click "Properties"
10. On the "Driver" tab, set the Startup type to Disabled
11. Click [Stop]
12. Click [OK]
13. Answer [No] when asked if you want to reboot

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5 Comments

  1. December 11, 2007 @ 4:48 pm #

    Phew! I needed that. Thx. :)

  2. January 6, 2008 @ 5:00 am #

    tnx, you just saved my mental sanity :-D

  3. January 14, 2008 @ 3:53 am #

    Thank you.

  4. May 5, 2008 @ 7:38 pm #

    Thank you eric you re the best :)

  5. October 31, 2008 @ 7:59 am #

    thanks! it almost made me crazy! no beep now, i am happy.

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