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Thanks, but what I need to know is, how the user-mode service behaves in these two corner cases: What happens if you send a beep request with a duration of (dword)(-1) This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling So normal sensible beeping still works fine, but when I accidentally spew a binary file into my terminal the resulting mess is largely silent. Try it launching cmd.exe and write: "echo " then press Ctrl+G and press Enter.

REGISTER PASSWORD RECOVERY The email address you used for your purchase. PC Reviver All in one PC maintenance MacReviver Restore optimum performance and stability to your Mac Registry Reviver Repair and optimize your Windows registry Driver Reviver Update your computer's drivers Start My wife disabled most of the systems in her classroom, she said it was a lot quieter. The onboard audio device is even disabled in the bios and with XP embedded the beep function works. http://www.file.net/process/beep.sys.html

Beep.sys appears to be a compressed file. When you put together a machine for the first time, you want to hear exactly one short beep after POST. As such, they have recently discovered the StickyKeys activation sequence with associated beeps and have taken to disrupting the class with the beeping. Why doesn't the "functionality" designed for 64-bit also work on 32-bit systems?

They use it as a confirmation that the browser has actually followed a link. There are about 6 different assistive technology (AT) sounds built into windows, their implementation is plumbed fairly deep inside the win32k.sys driver. We have not received any complaint about this process having higher than normal impact on PC performance. This is especially important with web sites that aren't 100% responsive to navigation.

The 8254 had little to do with interrupt CONTROLLING (although it was hooked to IRQ0). Reply Anonymous says: February 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm Thanks for the quick response Larry. Back to top #5 Buckeye_Sam Buckeye_Sam Malware Expert Members 17,382 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Pickerington, Ohio Local time:02:11 PM Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:50 AM Copy and paste ALL the read the full info here And that started exerting a huge amount of pressure on PC manufacturers to cut costs.

My wife has tried the settings dialog, but the kids know how to reset them in the same manner. The beep.sys file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above. There appears to be an assumption that every computer has a soundcard. As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.

After that the windows servicing team can decide if it's appropriate to spend the money to create the hotfix. If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Msdn Web site.Would you like to participate? The Beep.sys file is a Windows core system file. ROOTREPEAL AD, 2007-2009 ================================================== Scan Start Time: 2009/10/15 06:08 Program Version: Version Windows Version: Windows XP SP2 ================================================== Drivers ------------------- Name: rootrepeal.sys Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys Address: 0xAE68F000 Size: 49152

Reply Larry Osterman [MSFT] says: February 25, 2010 at 9:25 am None of the examples you provided disprove my thesis. I did. To quickly and easily update them, simply choose to download and install all out of date items and you will immediately restore maximum performance and stability to your PC! Antimalware.

Back to top #12 Buckeye_Sam Buckeye_Sam Malware Expert Members 17,382 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Pickerington, Ohio Local time:02:11 PM Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:08 PM Now that your problem appears The 3x timers in the 8254 on a PC have three purposes: (1) Generation of IRQ0 for timer interrupts (2) Generation of the ISA Refresh signal. (3) The speaker beep Intel The hardware designers tied the Out2 line on the chip to the PC speaker and voila – they were able to use the clock chip to program the PC speaker to What on earth could the ADA have to do with a PC making a beep?

A bug that affects millions of customers is much more likely to be fixed than a visual glitch which affects dozens. These machines have typically nothing else but our own software installed on them, and currently run under XP. (they are not used for wathing video's or sending emails, their only and But this seems to indicate that those Beep() calls should go through the headphones I always have attached.

And/Or disable BIOS memory options such ascaching or shadowing, using,if necessary, the F8 Safe Mode operation.

A red dot shows which drives have been chosen.Click the green arrow at the right, and the scan will start.Click 'Yes to all' if it asks if you want to cure/move Maybe Windows 8 will allow that because on some systems the "beeps" are really really loud compared to Windows sounds at the same volume? The program is not visible. Different Variations of beep.sys File^ File SizeFile Md5Last Seen 27136424BA29883583A169EB7EE70C4DC4298Dec 20, 2009 2713695412A6829A6F4EBEF7E3A9E724A27B0Dec 22, 2009 281602C4649B15C10047F2ADC7120F8598AAFDec 26, 2009 76672787EE08E7100BE792CC4BDED2ABD9590Dec 30, 2009 27136E82C46C2CB227D1F3717E88F02369875Jan 10, 2010 27136764D2D78A3FA263D09FED87F29116AF9Jan 15, 2010 32768314EEBAF2F647CBF35C8BB6165AB7D48Jan 24, 2010 343046FB4B4A12EBD514F9C4D49C4339388D3Jan

Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. But once the product as shipped, the cost of doing fixes goes up dramatically (we don't have as much time to test the fixes). But I checked the sources for the function that Beep.Sys uses to program the timer and it claims that it's an 8254 so I went with the source code. submit What is a process and how do they affect my computer?