Not certain this is the correct forum, but:
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01
Realtek High Definition Audio
Same issue, two places -
- I connect to the www via Verizon’s VZAccess Manager (aircard); when the Manager opens, a VERY LOUD, obnoxious percussive electronic sound happens (can hardly call it a tone or a beep); Manager’s options/settings has nothing related to it; Verizon tech says they’ve never heard of such before and it has nothing to do with their aircard.
- The “master” volume control for my PC seems to be RealTek HD Audio Manager volume control (don’t really understand how sometimes things show up on my PC; for example, on an older Windows OS, don’t remember which – there have been SO MANY wonderful versions since I was a kid (!), there apparently was a “master volume” control of some sort imbedded in the Windows program, so that was what I’d use…XP hasn’t offered that up that I’ve seen; I’ve concluded that now RealTek’s program provides that function); whenever I move the volume slider up or down, the VERY LOUD sound happens here too – only in this case it’s a distinctive “beep” (or, should say "BEEEEEP!!!)
The only operational difference I’ve been able to sniff out is that when I removed RealTek from the system, these noises/sounds ceased to exist; reloaded RealTek, and they returned.
Any suggestions on how to remove these two irritating intrusions into my cyberlife?