Beeps every 5 minutes

By Knot2Brite
Aug 16, 2008
  1. Hello,

    My computer generates that Windows tone that signifies the completion of a task, every 5 minutes, when it is on.

    It just started doing this yesterday. The only changes to my system were the installation of the MSFT Junk Mail filter and Malicious Software removal tool. A Dell tech updated my monitor driver but Dell says there is no connection.

    I don't, knowingly, have any alarms or reminders set. All thoughts will be appreciated.

  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Well, you could take some time and watch Task Manager for 6 minutes and see what's running.
  3. Knot2Brite

    Knot2Brite TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Put on your "Computer Genius" button.

    A little utility cycled every 300 seconds.

    It was about to drive me to drink so I'm not sure if I should thank you. :)
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    LOL - glad it helped.
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