mine just started doing same thing, it is the clock i can he

November 22, 2014 at 13:26:47
Specs: Windows XP
mine just started doing same thing, it is the clock i can hear ticking through my computer speaker, every move of the second hand i hear it click through my speakers

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November 22, 2014 at 13:31:33
I WENT INTO CONTROLPANEL/SOUNDSSPEECHAUDIODEVICES/ THEN ADJUST SYSTEM VOLUME THEN UNDER SOUND TAB HAD TO ADJUST THE SOUND SCHEME TO MAKE THE TICKING GO AWAY. any idea why it all of sudden starting ticking with each clock movement? now i have the clicking sound gone by doing above steps, but now my comp makes no sounds or alerts unless i play a cd or movie. what can i do to correct this?

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November 22, 2014 at 14:20:57
Try going into control panel > sounds and turning off external mic.

Do you make Skype calls or use any software that you need a microphone hooked up for?

Also have you recently installed any software which has a timekeeping function like an alarm clock?

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November 22, 2014 at 15:34:05
We don't know anything about your computer but if it's a PC with external speakers, turning the volume up on the computer and down on the speakers can often reduce interference (in geeky terms it improves the signal to noise ratio). It rather depends where the interference is being injected so at odd times doing the reverse can help.

Try this with the sounds scheme back to normal obviously.

Without some sort of link we don't know what other post you are referring to.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 22, 2014 at 15:45:51
Look in the clock setup. If I remember correctly the clock can be changed from digital to analog here and when analog is enabled the second hand can be disabled along with the ticking sound.

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November 22, 2014 at 22:47:33
A repetition of the 'windows navigation start' sound would sound a lot like a ticking clock. As already mentioned it may be due to added software. If so it may be using that wav file or has added one of its own. You might want to go into the C:\WINDOWS\MEDIA folder and change the name of 'windows navigation start' to something else so that whatever may be using that file won't be able to find it. You can always rename the file back to its original name, although most find that to be a particularly annoying sound.

Also take a look at MSCONFIG--STARTUP and see if something is loading there that looks like it might be clock-related.

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