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How to turn off/disable beep.

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How to turn off/disable beep that sounds when using system.


When typing a wrong key in the system.

Resolving the problem

The settings are made in the device manager. Steps: 1. Go to the Device Manager. 2. In the Menu "View" tick on "Show hidden devices". 3. In the list of devices, click on "Non-Plug And Play Drivers" 4. Right-click on "Beep" and choose "Disable" 5. Again Right-click on "Beep" and choose "Properties" 6. Click on tab "Driver" and change the Start-up type to "Disable" 7. Close all windows by clicking "OK" 8. Re-boot your PC. 9. To tunr it back on(enable) is the same procedure but choosing "Enable"

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Document information

More support for: Cognos Controller

Software version: 8.3, 8.4, 8.5.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1370697

Modified date: 29 May 2012

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