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Q: device disconnect sound plays when closing laptop

i have a compaq presario cq60-211dx. everytime i close the lid i hear the device disconnect and when i open it i hear the device connect sound. nothing seems to b effected. the sound is still there and everything but im jus worried maybe sumthing going on that shouldnt b. any ideas?

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As the title says, I would like to have a loud sound play when I lose internet in windows 7. The default sound list doesn't have this. I'd like to get an application or figure out a setting for this. Thanks in advance.

A:Looking for setting/app that plays a sound on internet disconnect

Sound Alert when Internet disconnects with NetSNSOR - Instant Fundas

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I found some malware on my PC 6 weeks or so ago. My computer was making the usb connected/disconnected beeps even though all drivers were updated, and I would get BSODs referencing my kernel file. I found the two malware items with malwarebytes and removed them and their extensions in google chrome, and all has been well until recently. I heard the usb connect/disconnect sound far less, and hadnt had any blue screens in over a month, but now it's back. I've run malwarebytes and it isn't finding any malware on my PC. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

A:pc plays the usb connected/disconnect sound followed by blue screen

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randomly about about 4 -10 times an hour i hear the disconnect sound and mouse freeze's up for a second (not cool when playing CoD4).
I look and even had the device manager open when i hear the sound and dont see anything dissapering.
This started happening while using win7RC1 about 3 weeks ago. and now with a clean install of win7 64bit ultimate retail, I get it right away with no 3 party programs installed.

Manufacturer:Self Built BFG 650Watt PSU
Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory:4 GB Corsair XMS 4-4-4-12
Hard Drive:250 GB 7200 3.0gb Sata HDD
Video Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Monitor:22" HP 2207
Sound Card:Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio)
Speakers/Headphones:Logitech Fatal1ty HeadPhones
Mouse:Logitech mx518
Mouse Surface:Belkin cloth
Operating System:Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
Motherboard:ASUS P5N32-E SLI
Computer Case:Antec NineHundered Case

A:Device disconnect sound

What exactly is "the disconnect sound"? Do you mean the device removal "hi-lo" sound that's heard, for example, when a USB key is yanked out?

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I just got a brand new Lenovo T420 and after updating Windows 7 (64-bit) and installing other recommended updates, it plays the Device Disconnect sound after startup. It seems to happen once everything is loaded, maybe about a minute from the time you see the desktop.

I can't be 100% certain that it only started after the update. Also, I should point out that I have a fingerprint reader and a USB mouse. I tried disconnecting the USB mouse and disabling "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" for the fingerprint reader, but still no luck. I tried using Event Viewer, but I have no ideal what I'm actually looking for.

Please help! This is driving me crazy!

A:Device Disconnect sound on startup

Some more info...

I checked out Event Viewer and here are some of the items under Administrative Events:

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Microsoft Antimalware Real-Time Protection feature has encountered an error and failed.
Feature: Behavior Monitoring
Error Code: 0x80004005
Error description: Unspecified error
Reason: The filter driver requires an up-to-date engine in order to function. You must install the latest definition updates in order to enable real-time protection.

Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Network link is disconnected.

The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_147E&PID_2016\6&31ad0206&0&3.

WLAN AutoConfig service has successfully stopped.

WLAN Extensibility Module has stopped.

Module Path: C:\Windows\System32\IWMSSvc.dll

The content source cannot be accessed.

Context: Application, SystemIndex Catalog

(HRESULT : 0x80004005) (0x80004005)

I went through Device Manager and it seems like everything is working properly. I even updated the drivers for Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection but I'm still having the same problem. The sound also ... Read more

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As above. It says this in the icon in the tray, yet i can play songs fine. The only thing is, it also has my speakers to record, and i can't change it to front mic. any ideas? it was working perfectly fine yesterday... sound is onboard and uses Via hd audiodeck.

A:'no output audio device is installed' but sound plays

If this just happened, use the System Restore function and restore the PC back to a date when it worked correctly. System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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Windows 7 has been making the device disconnect sound and then the re-connect sound shortly after at a random interval. This has only happened today and I've tied it to Event ID 7036 in Event Viewer. I opened event viewer and refreshed when I heard the sound and checked for differences. There is an Event ID 7036 at the same time as the sound in every case. Each has the description "The Multimedia Class Scheduler Service entered the running/stopped state." What could cause this and why?

Recent hardware changes: plugged in multi-card reader, external hard drive has been plugged in for weeks. I've unplugged the card reader in the meantime to see if that was it. There have been no "device disconnected" bubbles or notifications connected with the noise.

A:Event ID 7036 - Device Disconnect Sound

Hi make and model of your computer please,have you tried different usb port,are you using safely remove,you could try reinstalling the chipset

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I am on a Vista home premium system and have a resource monitor running as a gadget. I keep getting a cpu usage of around 30% off and on and hear the system sound of connection of a usb device every few seconds. I can't seem to nail down the culprit. I am monitoring processes in device mgr. and see windows media player.exe show up on list and then disappears about the same time frame. The program is not running. Anybody got a clue???

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So I just installed Windows 10 and been trying to get the right drivers on my gear. Everything was fine until after I installed a ASIO audio driver for a mixer.

Now I don't have any Event Sounds when I plug or unplug devices.

Tried uninstalling the ASIO drivers and didn't change, just for some reason now my computer won't give notification sounds. No Errors in any drivers in device manager.

Any ideas?

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At every start-up there is ether a Device Disconnect sound or a Device Connect sound that gets interrupted by a Device Disconnect sound.

This happens on every start-up, after almost everything is loaded.

There are no Yellow !-s in the device manager.

A:Device Connect/Disconnect Sound at Startup

Hello Desmond, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could troubleshoot by disconnecting one or a few devices at a time, then restart to see if you still get the sound until you find the culprit.

When you find the culprit, you could test connecting it to a different USB port to see if it still does it to see if you may have a bad USB port. You might also see if there may be newer drivers (if applicable) available for the device as well.

Hope this helps for now,

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I recently got an external hard drive and a usb 3.0 adapter card. I also had to get a molex to sata power adapter cable for the card. Everything was fine for a few days, but now everytime I wake the computer from sleeping, it plays the sound indicating a device has been disconnected. Unplugging the drive doesn't stop the sound and jiggling the (somewhat loose) adapter cable while everything is plugged in and running doesn't seem to change anything either, but unplugging the adapter card from the power supply does stop the sound from playing. The sound isn't that annoying and there doesn't seem to be any issue with performance, but what I'm wondering is could this become a problem for the drive in the future?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
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Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715239 MB, Free - 566442 MB; Z: Total - 2861554 MB, Free - 2850231 MB;
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Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Device disconnect sound played after waking.

After you hear the sound, does the drive appear in explorer? Do you have to replug it to get it recognized?

Does chkdsk run on the drive on next boot or at any time?

Is the cache turned on for that drive, or is it configured for quick removal?

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Got kinda a off the wall one here: With my recent purchase of my new Windows 7 computer I added a fluorescent light above my workstation. Its around 21" long and mounted about 3 feet above my monitor and PC. Sometimes when I first turn on the light I hear the "bong-bong" sound of the device disconnect sound from the PC. This does not happen every time but I would say about 60% of the time it happens. I do not see any indication than something actually "unmounted" but this does have me stumped. I know a fluorescent light does put out a frequency but I have not heard of anything like this. I have stopped using the light for not until I can figure out if it is actually interfering with anything. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

A:Fluorescent Light Makes Device Disconnect Sound

Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74

I know a fluorescent light does put out a frequency but I have not heard of anything like this. I have stopped using the light for not until I can figure out if it is actually interfering with anything. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

I think you've answered your question. The problem-causing thing is the fluorescent light. For some reason, flurorescent light causes touchscreens to lag and touch-pens miscalibrate too.

Why is the fluorescent light causing this problem? That I have no idea. But it may be related to what you mentioned about fluorescent lights giving out a frequency.

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Maybe you guys can help me figure this one out... because I am stumped.

I was using a self-built machine. Suddenly random USB disconnect sounds (the old windows DUH-DUH downward disconnect sound) started occurring (sometimes 3x in a row, other times not for several hours) - I disabled all system sounds and it still continued, even though I didn't notice any USB hardware blips).

Two weeks ago, I bought the new Intel NUC7i7BNH, installed Windows 10, and within a few hours the issue suddenly started all over again. Here's what I have done:

(1) updated all drivers with Intel Driver Update Utility
(2) swapped out a wired keyboard
(3) bought a new isb mouse
(4) used bluetooth mouse and keyboard
(5) replaced a wired USB hub with a newer model ( thought this was the solution - no sounds for 2 days, then suddenly 4 times today - sontinues continue with or without it running).
(6) disabled all energy saving options in Win 10 power settings
(7) disabled all windows system sounds (in the 1st machine, I even deleted the offending WAV files - still heard them)
(8) disabled onboard audio
(9) updated all drivers and BIOS
(10) reset Windows 10
(11) have no network printers
(12) shut down a Synology NAS (sounds continued)
(13) running a Sonos controller and speakers (latest updates)

I received no error messages in event viewer and nothing shows up in USBDeview. So it doesn't seem to be a USB issue. It MUST be some external hardware, but I have no idea what it could be.

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Yesterday I installed a new external hard drive - following the installation - my sound no longer played through my television (video is fine, HDMI connection) and sound now comes ONLY through the laptop speakers.

The option for HDMI Audio doesn't appear in the 'sound' menus. I have 'checked' "shoe disabled" and "show disconnected" in those menus.
Basic Specs:


Windows 7/64bit

IDT High Definition Audio Codec

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4250

I have tried the following fixes gleaned from other forum posts on similar forum posts:

Uninstalling and reinstalling IDT drivers - didn't work.

HP driver 'recovery manager' to install 'original' IDT audio codecs - didn't work.

Unistalled ATI Video Drivers , and reinstalled them - didn't work

System Restore to a week ago - didn't work.

I use my HD TV as my primary monitor for gaming, so having sound through laptop speakers and not TV is quite annoying.

Perhaps my only solution is another sound card?

A:no sound through tv via hdmi, sound plays through laptop speakers (idt

So you're trying to get audio to play on your TV from your laptop? Since you said the video is fine it's obviously not the video drivers. It sounds like the sound output is configured wrong. I don't think it would be labeled as HDMI. HDMI is just DVI with HD Audio. Try altering your sound settings to see what you can get.

Audio is a very difficult thing to diagnose and fix.

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Hi - new here and hoping someone can give me advice. Have a Dell inspiron laptop and all of a sudden it will only play sound thru the headphones - not the internal speakers (not sure if kids did something or...??) . I am not computer savy - but found where I could run diagnostic at startup and testing the sound - it played just fine with the internal speakers during the test. I have tried all the diagnostic tests that I could find. Is there some type of internal switch that could not be turning on for the internal speakers? Again -don't know much - but can't afford a hefty repair bill. Thanks for any advice I think the computer has sigma tel high def...??


A:Laptop plays sound only thru headphones


i found this on my brothers inspiron 9400, there was a setting in the audio properties that was set, i cant remember it now but i found it by accident, he was running XP by the way.

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Audio was working fine on my laptop, when suddenly the laptop would not play sound through its internal speakers.  If I plug in headphones the audio is fine.  Running Control Panel/Sound shows "Speakers and Dual Headphones - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC" enabled and set as the default device, as well as "Independent Dual Headphones" (enabled but not default), and "SPDIF (Digital Out via HP Dock)" disabled.  What can be wrong?

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A:Laptop plays sound through headphones but not through intern...

Cured the problem by uninstalling the CODEC driver, then restarting Windows which then reinstalled it, and now things are ok again.

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Hi, recently my dad's laptop has gotten even worse. It's gradually been destroying itself after he finished paying for it but now the sound's gone nuts. It plays system sounds and he can play things in Windows Media Player and hear it but when you double click the volume icon it says there's no audio devices.

One thing that comes to mind is drivers but i don't have access to his pc that often and he still thinks i don't know what i'm doing so i'll break it even more, even though i've proven myself enough times :evil:

I've checked device manager and there's no conflicts in the sound and multimedia etc group and it says the device is working ok.

If anyone knows how to fix this problem then any help would be much appreciated.

A:Laptop recognises no sound devices but plays system sounds and wmp

Hi Dave

Dads are pretty mean people aren't they ? there you are offering your services and the miserable old git thinks your gonna break it...

Thing is, is it working enough for your Dad ?, if so i'd just leave it be until it finally gets to the point where it needs fixing.

If however you do manage to get your hands on it, then I'd just remove all the sound related items in Device Manager, then reboot and let then reinstall, this usually clears things like this up, you will need the driver disk (maybe) so make sure you have it before doing anything.


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Hi. This my first time posting here, but I've visited these forums on several occasions in the past to solve various problems, so hopefully someone will be able to help with mine.

My parents and I moved into a new house on the 25th of April, and I got my desktop computer hooked up a few days later. When I started it up, it (re)installed a few drivers (the connected devices were my mouse, keyboard and HDTV that I also use as a monitor), and I was prompted to restart the computer to finish installing them. Because our internet connection wasn't set up until the 10th of May, I only used my desktop a few minutes a week to transfer pictures I'd saved on my laptop while visiting relatives. Ever since I hooked my desktop up in the new house, I've noticed that the "device failed to connect" sound randomly plays after automatically logging into Windows. I usually only need to start my computer up once a day, sometimes restarting to finish installing a program or update. The problem usually occurs once every four or five start-ups, and the sound only plays once each time.

When I started using my computer, I had some trouble double-clicking with my left mouse button for a few days or so, but it works fine now. I've tested the connection of all my devices, and they appear to be as tight as they can be. The Device Manager doesn't show any problems, except when I set it to show hidden devices, but I think that's because the mouse and keyboard I'm currently using aren't the same... Read more

A:"Device failed to connect" sound plays randomly

Hello ThisIsMadness91. Welcome to the forum.

There is not enough to go on there. There are some good clues though.
That "USBSTOR#DISK...." smells like a USB connected disk drive. Is there one connected? Was there one ever connected (at the old house)?

What would help is a complete description of the old and new setup - right down to the length of the cables used to connect devices to the PC. We are looking for any differences here.

You say you are using a new keyboard and mouse. It would be good to know what the old and new devices are (brand & model #). Were any of these installed with drivers? (keyboard driver or mouse driver).

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HDD 1 tb Seagate hardisk not working,is not visible in the laptop, can b seen in device manager for 1min then gets disconnected automatically and the light on the hard disk starts blinking

A:HDD hardisk not working,not visible in the laptop,visible in device manager for 1min then disconnect

If the system worked before with this drive, I would say the drive is bad.

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Hello, ok so after recently doing a clean install of windows 10(please don't get me started on that mess). my system has been plagued by random usb drops. it's where everything connected via USB suddenly disconnects then reconnects out of the blue. well I was using a Rosewill Transenclosure RX200R-APU-25B USB 3.0 dual 2.5 hard drive enclosure and transferring files from one drive to another (connected via USB) when one of these drops occurred. Now whenever I plug in my hard drive enclosure in a windows warning pops up and says "the USB drive that was just connected Malfunctioned and could not be installed" and in system manager it says "Unknown USB device (device descriptor request failed)". I know it's not the hard drives because I can remove them and use another connection and they work fine, all files intact. It's just now my hard drive enclosure won't recognize. This also happened to a "Loot crate exclusive Game of Thrones stark sigil 4GB USB stick I plugged in and turned into a windows 10 install drive. When I plugged it into use it after the windows media creator said it was done the USB stick was raw and unformatable. Please help. Microsoft keeps telling me it's a hardware issue even though it happened on two different systems. both operating windows 10 never any issue with windows 7 or 8.1

Dell N7110
i5-2450M about to upgraded to an i7-2820 if I can get this USB issue under contol
16GB Samsung DDR3 Ram
3-750GB HDD, 250GB HDD
EVGA GTX 1... Read more

A:Unkown USB device (device descriptor request failed) after disconnect

The driver could have been corrupted please re install the drivers for dell. Hope this helps

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Cheers all,

Problem is as stated in the thread; I downloaded, untar'd and set the theme up today. I know it's specifically the "Close Window" sound since it's unique from the others. I'm referring to the following actions in particular (there may be more things I could do to proc it, but I haven't checked yet)...
Opening a Program
Opening a Folder in Windows Explorer
Starting a new Windows Explorer Session
Closing a Window (expected function)
Closing a Windows Explorer Session (expected function)
Those not followed by (expected function) have a different sound assigned to them, although the Close Window sound plays anyways. Not always immediately after the action is performed, either - there can be anywhere from a 1 to 15 second delay before the .wav plays.

The sounds are located in C:\Windows\Media\AltimitOS\ with AltimitOS being a custom folder I copied in. I originally untar'd everything to the desktop, then created and moved everything into the folder and tried running the theme from there. I've made sure all file paths are leading to the \Media\AltimitOS folder.

Any help is appreciated. Cheers,

A:Custom Sound Scheme: Close Window Sound Plays Instead of Chosen Sound

As this is a 3rd party app, it sounds like it is buggy. Does the Windows schemes work OK? If so, that puts it back to the buggy app.

I would go back to the app developer for assistance.

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I have a similar problem in the below thread of the Dell forum. I was trying to reply in the same thread could find a reply button in it.
I saw many posts in the above thread about the hinge and popping out right side. Even i have the same issue. Lucky that everyone got it very early ,as I dont use my laptop very frequently i got it late. I had visited the DELL AUTHORIZED CENTER, they have just said one word we cannot do anything we are just a franchise not DELL and gave me the dell customer care number.
So does this means i have to bear for the poor quality. In all the posts of the above mentioned thread its only the right hinge side, does this not mean its a Dell Quality issue. 
Please let me know whom to contact for my replacement as i dont feel i am responsible for this.

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My computer is a Dell Dimension 8200, I have a cd/rw that came with it, so Today I bought a DVD/RW installed everything, The DVD plays video fine, The problem is, It does not have audio, so I took the dvd out and put in an MP3 Cd and it plays Audio CDs fine...I cant seem to troubleshoot any further than to play with audio level controlls but still doesnt have Audio on DVD movies, So I tried a diffrent DVD and also played it using a diffrent player...Same thing happens.No Audio on the DVDs but Audio is fine playing Music CDs on both CDRW drive and my new DVD/RW drive...I cant seem to find a thread with the same problem...I even tried uninstalling the driver on the DVD/Drive and started over again...same thing no, Audio. Help!

A:Audio CD Plays Sound But when playing DVDs No Sound! Help Please!

what application are you using to play said DVD?

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I'm not finding the icon for same in the popup box at the right side of the toolbar as was the case with Win7. I searched locally and didn't find it. Is there a new feature that doesn't require ejecting a USB iPod, flash drive...?


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Hi.I need your help urgently, please.
I bought my Laptop Presario Presario 3614 AU almost 3 years ago and few weeks ago the sound in my Compaq disappears suddenly from time to time.
I managed to bring it back few times by restarting the laptop but it doesn't always work. I've also reinstalled the drivers, so it worked again, but no more now after I've turned it off.
When I tried to open volume control, it said that there is no device installed, but in device manager all seems ok. I don't understand why all these troubles. Someone adviced me to install audiopatch by naven. I've done all the steps but still no sound (may be because no device?)
I also tried to install more recent drivers but failed because cannot detect device. True in Systeme Information, no device for sound.
I used XP SP3,
AMD Turion x2
1Gb Ram
I need it for my job. Please help

A:Laptop Presario: NO sound/no device?

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Well I recently re-installed windows on a new hard drive on my HP Pavillion dv6748us. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (legal copy). Everything went well and installed. I installed Driver Updater to make sure I had all my drivers squared away and had that finish up. A few days after I noticed that when I opened up the laptop there was no sound, either through the laptop speakers or through the headphone jack(s). When I click on the sound icon it says "No Audio Output Device is installed". There is no sound card in my hardware manager. I've uninstalled all sound "programs" and drivers I can think of as well as modem software. There is no option in my BIOS to disable the sounds card. I have upgraded it to firmware F.34 and reset all defaults. I have taken out the CMOS battery and let it sit for a few hours before putting back together and starting it again. When I look in Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Sound - It states "No Audio devices are installed." Please help I'm at the end of my rope on this one. Thanks for any help.

A:No Sound Device installed on Laptop

Programs such as Driver Updater are not a good place to check your drivers. The only place to get your drivers fom is the manufacturers website. Since there are no specific Windows 7 drivers for your computer, you can download the Windows Vista Drivers and they normally work with Windows 7. The Mannufacturer Driver site is here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...3&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3648284

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I am running Vista Ultimate x64 on a Toshiba laptop. When I have an USB device (including sd card in slot) installed, I cannot get it to "disconnect" until I go to the task manager and manually stop wmpnetwk.exe. WMP is not playing nor was it at anytime during the session.

Sharing is not enabled in wmp and the service is set up as "Automatic (Delayed Start)".

How can I get back to normal handling of usb devices?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


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I connect a device, oh let's say an ext hdd or flash to my pc, do my thing (normally xfr files) and when done do the required safe-disconnect procedure. A short while later I may need it again, but I always have to physically disconnect the cable/device and re-connect to get my pc to 'see' the device again. Is there away to do this w/o physically disconnecting the external device?

(I went from Windows ME straight to 7 and seem to recall that there was a 'detect hardware' button that would re-establish the device's presence on the pc w/o the hassle of removing and replacing/unplugging/plugging the cable/device)

A:Connect/Disconnect Device

The possible method is to safely remove the drive and then force Windows to re-scan for hardware changes;

Start|type Device Manager in search box|Enter|Right click on root computer entry|Scan for hardware changes

Would this program be suitable for your purposes?


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Good day,
My system has developed a new system, which seems right out of the blue. My system will randomly freeze for a second or two, then it will play the device connect sound and then the device disconnect sound. It is totally random, and nothing should be connecting or disconnecting. I have not done anything new to my system in the way of installing new hardware. I have a firewall on my Linksys router. I just dunno what in the world it could be. I just know it is really terribly annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi Some windows updates ran last night and no my sound and microphone is not working anymore.  I ran the following tests: 1. Troubleshooting sound and the below is what was found: 2. Right clicked on Sound icon for playback devices and this indicate taht no audio devices are installed  3. Tried to play a CD and this is what was found:  How to I install the sound device back onto my laptop??Thanks 

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Lenova u310 not making any sounds, or does so temporarily, then no more. Need some basic troubleshooting steps for audio.

Also, a good audio-specific site would be helpful to ask these kinds of questions.

Device seems fine.

Yes, volume is maxed. And unmuted.

*** Win 8 Laptop Not Making Any Sound -- Device seems fine ***

A:Win 8 Laptop Not Making Any Sound -- Device seems fine

I'd recommend that you reinstall your sound driver.

What application does this happen on?

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Good day,
My system has developed a new system, which seems right out of the blue. My system will randomly freeze for a second or two, then it will play the device connect sound and then the device disconnect sound. It is totally random, and nothing should be connecting or disconnecting. I have not done anything new to my system in the way of installing new hardware. I have a firewall on my Linksys router. I just dunno what in the world it could be. I just know it is really terribly annoying. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Device Connect/Disconnect Issue?

Time to get your virus definitions up to date and run a virus scan. Then run a spyware check. I use Spybot from http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html Adaware is another good one.

Firewalls will not protect you from virus and spyware.

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MY pc is constantly making the sound of a usb device being disconnected and then immediately the reconnect wav., then after several several time of this happening my entire PC freezes and I have to manually shut down and restart.

A:USB Device disconnect, reconnect, over and over, and then PC freezes

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I have a linksys wrk54g wireless router connected to my cable modem. Off the router runs my desktop, roomates wireless laptop, my wired xbox360 and my roomates wireless ps3.

My problem is that when i play online games on my desktop, i momentarily get disconnected from the internet....for a couple seconds and drop the game I'm in whenever either the xbox or ps3 are turned on. I also get disconnected from other online programs such as aim/xfire but thats not as bad cuz i just log back in right away. It is pretty annoying and i believe it is a problem with my router somehow?

I am semi competent at computers and setup the network myself. Please if any1 has ideas or has heard of this problem before id appreciate it.

A:Network disconnect when I connect w/ a new device. Plz Help

sounds like you have a duplicate IP address on one the the boxes

get a connection and make sure you can browse the Internet using google
and search for anything you like (we'll use this as a test)

Connect a device and make the browser search again (even on the same words).
If you get disconnected, then the last device connected has the conflict.

Go to that device and REMOVE any static IP address and make sure you have
Automatic DHCP for the IP and DNS addresses on that device.

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I connected my ps4 controller to my dell inspiron 15 5000 series laptop running windows 8.1. I've been able to connect and disconnect my controller in the past but now my controller won't remove when I try to remove it. I've tried to remove it from the bluetooth menus on setting, tried to remove it from the menus in device manager, and now I see in devices and printers in the control panel that their is an unspecified controller and it doesn't not give me the option to remove the device. I'm at my wits end and in need of the internet's vast away of expertise. Please help me any way you think you can. The screenshots below is my devices and printers menus not giving me the option to remove device and it giving me the option to remove a different device.

A:Bluetooth device refuses to disconnect

Is the issue that you cannot pair the controller with a different device because it latches onto the laptop or is it that you are trying to clean up the look of Devices and Printers?

If the former isn't there a way to tell the controller to disconnect from a device or to tell it to pair with a different device?

If the latter I cannot think of anything to help. I find the Devices and Printers to be pretty helpful, but feel that we just have to live with some aspects that don't work the way we'd like.

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I'm using an Acer Aspire 5100 with Windows XP installed. Due to malware or some other problem, and because I was due, I formatted my hard drive and installed XP. This is the first time I've done so with this laptop. I downloaded and installed drivers that appeared to be missing - my display drivers for my monitor, and for the wireless card.

Problem: I can hear no sound. The only sound that has played is a PC Beep. Windows does not recognize my sound card; the drivers are not installed properly. It seems that I cannot install them.

The PDF containing the list of drivers is here: http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/acerdrivers.cfm ; scroll down to Aspire 5100.

My sound is not working. Volume Control tells me there is no mixer, and everything dealing with my sound settings is faded out (there are no devices to select), and no options.

Here's my device mananger: http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/-FLCL-/DeviceManager-1.jpg

I have only updated drivers for the BroadCom Adapter and my Monitor/Display.

The driver I should have installed for sound, according to the PDF, is the Realtek Audio Driver v5.10.0.5257. I downloaded this, but cannot install it. Under my device manager, I have 'Audio Codecs' and 'Legacy Audio Drivers', but those don't seem to work. I cannot uninstall them, and windows will not let me override the drivers with my own.

Thanks in advance.

A:No Sound device/mixer recognized on formatted laptop.

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Hello Guys,

I have been living for the past week without music.. There is no sound coming out from my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop's speakers. No sound when I play movies and songs... When I try to skype, it says "Problem with play back device". No sound too when I connect my earpiece to my laptop.

I use windows vista. My laptop's sound driver is SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio. Based on my "Manage audio device" options in my control panel, I have 2 sound drivers.

SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio


SPDIF Interface
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
When I right click both drivers and click "Test", it says "Failed to play tone". I have tried reinstalling the SoundMax driver but it does not work. Friends, what else can I try to solve this issue?

A:No sound from my laptop's speakers. Problem with playback device

Any errors showing in Device Manager?
Are the sound devices specifically listed there?

I assume you downloaded the driver from Lenovo support website, not from anywhere else, as only Lenovo has the correct, compatible driver.

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I used windows xp SP 3. my model laptop is Nec lavie pc-gl17fscm2
i searched many infomation about my laptop model to fix RealTek AC'97 audio, This device cannot start [code 10]
So, i downloaded :
WDM_A397, but the wizard setup driver for RealTek AC'97 Cannot start this device
and i downloaded WDM_A406 newest at Realtek website but get the same result.
(Windows Audio services started)

i use Hardware scan ,i saw some info:

- Chipset ATI RC410/RC415/RD400/RS400/ ATI SB400
- Video ATI REDEON X600
- Audio ATI SB400 - AC97' Audio Controller

A:My Laptop Nec lavie pc-gl17fscm2 cannot start sound device (Code 10)

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Recently, I started noticing that a sound was playing when I browsed around my computer. When I double click on a folder or click the folder up button, a sound plays that I'm pretty sure was never there before. I want to turn it off, but I'm not sure how. I went to the control panel, and then to Sounds and Audio Device Properties, and the sounds tab. I don't see anything there that is whats happening to me, but I found that the name of the sound playing is "Windows Feed Discovered." Any ideas on how to stop this sound from playing?

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When i play video files on my windows xp the sound plays first then the mouth moves! What can i do? Thanks!

A:Sound Plays First!

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Recently, I started noticing that a sound was playing when I browsed around my computer. When I double click on a folder or click the folder up button, a sound plays that I'm pretty sure was never there before. I want to turn it off, but I'm not sure how. I went to the control panel, and then to Sounds and Audio Device Properties, and the sounds tab. I don't see anything there that is whats happening to me, but I found that the name of the sound playing is "Windows Feed Discovered." Any ideas on how to stop this sound from playing?

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Hi again, I have been having problems that you guys (especially pvc9) have helped me solve with building my own computer.

I have got another problem now, my DVD player will not play sound on DVD's, it plays CD's OK, I have checked the silly little things like mute, etc, have pulled the sound card and re-installed the drivers (creative PCI 128 model CT4700) to no avail, the DVD player is an OEM model, and iI have installed Cyberlink PowerDVD xp4.0 that came with it.

Motherboard is ECS Elite K7S5A.

Anybody any clues at to what the cause is?

A:No sound from DVD, plays cds OK

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I tried to play a Genuine DVD (No illegal copies, real DVD I bought or rent) on my PC and it plays with no sound.

I tried playing it on Windows media player, Quicktime, Real player, PowerDVD and a few other dvd players but all of them plays the movie with no sound. The only media player that played the movie with sound was VLC.

I tried to play it on my laptop and it plays perfectly with all the other media players I named above.

Any ideas why there is no sound on all the other players? I have downloaded all the known codecs (as far as I know)

Thank you very much!

A:DVD plays but no sound

Uninstall PowerDVD reboot, reinstall PowerDVD, try again. VLC brings its own codecs to the table. If you've been downloading codec packs that is probably the source of your problem, something is conflicting. PowerDVD will install a mpeg2 decoder for the DVDs and it should be accessable by other media playing applications.

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I have a ATI Rage Pro Video Capture Card, and have hooked up directly to the cable. Nothing else ois connected to it but the monitor. When I go to play it on the computer, I get a picture, but no sound with it. I tried all the options and configurations, but it wouldn't work.

A:ATI plays, but no sound

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I haven't added any software recently. The speaker used to work great and were really loud on this notebook. But now it seems like the sound is only at 50% when it's turned all the way up.

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i read thread "sound plays on my pc but no sound comes out" i checked the keyboard for mute button and i know that the keyboard isn't the problem. i need to know how to uninstall my current PCI Audio device (CMI8738/C3DXPCI) the device manufacturer is C-MEDIA, and reinstall it so that i have sound. in the article i read, it says to update/reinstall the sound driver by going to the website of your soundcard and then to download the driver. how do i know the website of my soundcard?? i have a start-up driver volume 14 computer video and sound product cd for my pc and i don't know how to use it effectively because the instruction manual is missing. will this cd restore my sound and if so how do i restore it effectively?? one last thing.. could you tell me how to locate the website of my soundcard?? i am sure the answers to these questions will help. thanks. sheila murray

A:i read sound plays on my pc but no sound comes out...need more help

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Does the sound card show up in device manager without any exclamation marks?

Do you have a volume icon in the lower right hand corner?

In the control panel, multimedia, is the sound card selected for the playback device?

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