Keep hearing USB plug/unplug sound RRS feed

  • Question

  • The alert sound when plugging or unplugging a USB device keeps going off out of nowhere while the laptop is running normally. Sometimes it does it 5 times in a row, when I haven't even plugged/unplugged anything. Any solution for this?
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 2:46 AM


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  • You should probably check for new driver availability for your chipset drivers. Working drivers must be found to make this work. You should send feedback on this if that is available at your beta participation level.. The Misc. forum in this group has a 'comments' thread. You can add your experience, to help the dev team identify problem devices.

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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:23 PM
  • I'm having the same problem.  Event logs don't show any notification of a device getting plugged/unplugged.

    I did get a notification that my Nvidia Nforce chipset needed a driver, so I downloaded that from the manufacturer's site.  (I'm on an HP Pavilion tx1420us Tablet PC, running Win7 RC 64-bit, using the Vista 64-bit drivers.)  Didn't help.  :?
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:03 PM
  • Hi everybody, after check every possible solution, the problem was with the driver of the fingerprint sensor. I Updated and stop making the sound. I was goin insane. Thanks all for the help!
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:02 PM
  • Hi everybody, after check every possible solution, the problem was with the driver of the fingerprint sensor. I Updated and stop making the sound. I was goin insane. Thanks all for the help!

    Well, that would certainly help to explain why my fingerprint sensor only seems to work some of the time.

    Think I'll check for an update myself... ;)
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:04 PM
  • Heh.  Well, it was the fingerprint driver.  I downloaded the manufacturer's driver (off of HP's website for my HP tablet, Vista 64-bit version).  I had to manually browse to it and select it, as Windows really wanted to use its own driver instead.  But using the manufacturer's driver did make the USB plug/unplug noise stop.

    Unfortunately, despite the manufacturer and name being identical, and despite it showing up under "Biometric Devices" in Device Manager, Windows doesn't seem to acknowledge it as a fingerprint scanner, so fingerprint functions disappeared.

    When I selected the device in device manager and chose "upgrade driver", it went back to the other version.  The random USB plug/unplug noise came back, and Win7 again recognizes it as a fingerprint scanner, but now Windows says there is no software installed, and I can't scan fingerprints.

    So I went back to the driver that didn't cause the random sounds.  Even when it tried to scan, the scanner only worked half the time anyway.  *shrug*
    Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:42 PM
  • I had the same issue and it drove me crazy.  What i discovered was that it was the fingerprint reader constantly being reloaded as if it were being constantly removed and reinserted.  It is a driver issue I'm sure and unrelated to and hardware malfunction.  Hopefully it will be addressed by release date.
    Saturday, July 11, 2009 11:38 PM
  • I have got the same issue with my HP w2228h monitor with 2 USB ports on the side, when it goes to standby mode. I don't have anything plugged in these two ports and the plugging in/out sounds repeatedly go off when the monitor goes to sleep mode.

    When I power off the monitor, the USB unplug sound goes off just once, meaning that the monitor USB ports disconnect.

    I have the latest VISTA driver for the monitor but it doesn't seem to help.

    Any hints? Thanks.
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:57 PM
  • release date close, i have the RTM professional Windows 7. I like everything about until I encountered the unplugging noise.
    I m glad that is gone phew!!
    Saturday, October 3, 2009 8:58 AM
  • Yes, I am hearing that too. However, I fixed it. It turns out that it was my Plug in Camera this whole time.

    If anyone else has a problem with the sound just unplug everything out of your computer (Unplug everything out of your computer that has a USB cable) and see if that works LMAO x3

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:39 PM
  • dude your video card has nothing to do with anything here. he said to update your "chipset" driver. not your GPU. go on HP website input the model number and download the chipset drivers the chipset is the chip that does most of the communication on your motherboard.
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:56 PM