03-13-2012 10:07 AM - edited 03-13-2012 10:09 AM
That's not a test I'd know how to make.
standard "Exclamation" windows sound
Is the sound attached the one you are getting?
03-13-2012 10:46 AM
Yes, that's the wireless device.
If some device driver is causing the trouble, you might identify it by right-clicking the device in question and clicking Disable to see if it stops.
04-01-2012 06:23 AM
here I am again. Hope you didn't miss me too much ... The wireless device is obviouly not the trigger, as the sound appears with the deactivated device as well. I write this to keep you informed and everyone that could have the same problem. Though I'm not looking for a specific solution any more, as it takes too much time. To start deactivating every device just hoping there will be once the right one, sounds quite laborious to me. Anyway it's really annoying. Just on Sundays, when there is some time to surf calmly on the Internet this "pee-pee" starts to ring up to seven times consecutively, then it stops for a while ... It seems to me that it comes from outside (may be a reaction from the Windows firewall), I don't know ...
04-01-2012 01:57 PM
Maybe you can learn something this way.
Control Panel > Sound > Sounds tab
Look under Windows\Exclamation. Is that set to Windows Exclamation.wav? If so, set it to (None).
Does the sound occur after that?
04-07-2012 06:17 AM
Sorry, I'll come back to our issue, but I think I have a much bigger Problem now. Setting up xxclone to make y copy of the system I probably made a mistake with the activation of the start partition or whatever. Now the notebook doesn't boot anymore. The error message is: BOOTMGR is missing. Any solution that avoids a new installation process would be highly appreciated! Thank you.
04-07-2012 12:23 PM
..solved with win7 repair disk.
For readers who may have forgotten to burn that.
07-05-2012 08:46 AM
Hi, it's me again. I hope you remember, I had IE and Google deinstalled because of my troubles after the first installation and I deactivated completely the "Exclamation" sound and had nearly made up my mind living without any "Exclamation" (it's not the worst option to work calmly, by the way ...). But unfortunately I had to install IE9 for compatibility reasons with the software of a client and so everything starts again: IE opens randomly with this address: http://www.google.de/ig?brand=TEUA&bmod=TEUA&aig=0
I really CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!! I had been looking for any trace in every nook and cranny of my notebook as I deinstalled IE and those google services and tasks and things ... But still there seems to be something from this nasty guyys on my system. It's a real PEST! It must be possible to find out what the hell is the trigger, the command, the cause of this annoyance! Toshiba should exercise the control on their own system also regarding the activities of their partners! If this issue is not solved properly I'm sure I will never buy a Toshiba notebook in my live again and I surely will advise everybody against it! This is really ridiculous ...
07-05-2012 10:55 AM
IE opens randomly..
Same experiments to make, Al. Hope you don't need to wait long for the anomaly.
What happens when you boot into Safe Mode?
Also, what happens when you boot normally into another account?
07-05-2012 03:34 PM
Ok Jerry, this is a nice work you do. I think we had this before. Please don't take it to personally, but it seems to me some people in the IT sector don't really know how hard other people have to work with the instruments you offer them to eak out a living. Let me say first: I am a translator. A translator obvioulsly has to translate. Otherwise he can't pay his rent and (not too) many other things. Unfortunately a translator nowadays needs computers to do this (it has something to do with this competition thing, you know?). But anyway the thing is none of us both does his work just for fun, isn't it? We both work expecting the hunter at the end of the cooperation line will be able to hunt the wild boar and we both will be able to justify that we'd like to get some nice piece of that boar - let's say put on a pizza or something alike, right? ... So, let me exceptionally tell you what we will do: I don't have the time to make some "experiments". I think this is your part of the job. And you (not you personally, I mean your industry ...) should do the experiments a long time before you sell those sick notebooks! So they would sell standarized software on standarized hardware with a standarized configuration that probably could work properly and, if not prevent those absurd issues, then at least make them traceable, so that it would be possible to find out what it's all about (what a dream ...!!!). As my case - amazing enough - seems to be really unusual or even unique(?), I propose, I send you my personal set of installation CDs so that YOU would be able to reproduce all errors on an identical hard ware system and YOU tell me what YOU found out. In the mean time I fall back on our patch solution: I deinstall IE9 again (and therefor I'll try to find another solution with my client ...) and I try to do my work more or less like I did before. Obviously this will be the FIRST AND the LAST Toshiba I bought. My patience has run out.
Thank you, Jerry, for your help ...
07-05-2012 03:49 PM
it seems to me some people in the IT sector don't really know how hard other people have to work with the instruments you offer them..
I don't have the time to make some "experiments". I think this is your part of the job.
I propose, I send you my personal set of installation CDs so that YOU would be able to reproduce all errors on an identical hard ware system and YOU tell me what YOU found out.
Yikes! I'm just a user like you, Al.
I hang around here for free to offer advice. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
I do understand how you must feel though.
Toshiba does not offer serious tech support either here in the forums or by email. They expect you to call 800-457-7777 for that.
Hope that clears some things up.
07-06-2012 03:00 AM
Well, it would have been too good to be true to get in contact with a member of the staff. Anyway, Jerry, never mind. It seems I mixed up something. Let's pretend it was the tract of a "desperate man". Or Don Qixote's last tilt at the windmills ...
Funny, anyhow, that no one of the "official" staff seems to feel involved when somebody moans and lashs out like I do in this ghost forum. I think I'll take the next chance and buy a new notebook (of course no Tosh), then completely wipe out all the scrap from this hard disk and may be try something completely different like Ubuntu or something else ...
Anyway, thank you, Jerry, for your willingness to help, but I think this requires a more specific approach. It seems to be a case of sabotage act or whatever.