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'Start Navigation' (clicking) sound

Postby Generator22 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:21 pm

Hi, I have a very specific question. Lately, the 'Start Navigation' sound has been playing not only when I open folders on Windows 7, as usual, but also each time I save a Word document or basically do any kind of file creation/modification task (such as changing mp3 id tags, for instance). I know that this is not malware because I keep my antivirus and antimalware programs up to date and I'm the only one with access to this computer.

In fact, and this is the interesting part, I downloaded Process Monitor and created a new filter that would exclusively monitor programs that used the 'Start Navigation' sound. And what did I find? Well, it's Windows Explorer that's causing that annoying clicking. Specifically, these four operations in this exact order: 'Create File', 'QueryStandardInformationFile', 'QueryBasicInformationFile', and 'CloseFile'. These four operations run through Explorer.EXE each time I create or modify files and save my progress (like I said, with any program, such as saving a .doc file with Word, an mp3 tag with iTunes, Tag&Rename, etc.), and they unfailingly cause the 'Start Navigation' clicking sound to play.

Anyway, this is different from other posts I've read on these forums because the pattern is very clear, and it's not just some random thing caused by an undesired program. It's Windows Explorer. I don't want to turn the Start Navigation sound off for everything. I'd just like it to revert to the way it was before: just playing when I opened folders with Windows Explorer.

Anyone else having this issue?
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Re: 'Start Navigation' (clicking) sound

Postby Gecko » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:33 pm

Have you trued resetting the sound scheme to "Windows Default"?

Go to your control panel and select Sound next select the Sounds tab, click the sound scheme drop-down and select Windows Default and click apply.
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