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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 12:19:13 AM

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Hi,

Since I installed XP (Home) I can't seem to persuade my system to just
simply beep on BEEP commands.

And I'm not talking about PING.wav but BEEP - the beep you get when you
type ^G at a DOS prompt.
I also get a beep when I turn all sounds off - I just hate them :-) -
and use volume control.

I want exactly this beep when I use /beep in mIRC or beep() in any
programming language.
For the moment Ping.wav is the only sound active in system sounds. But
this one plays thru the sound card. I often just turn off my speakers
unless I listen to music. So having an old fashioned system beep would
be very convenient.

Any chance getting it to work?

Michaela

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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 12:19:14 AM

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Michaela Meier wrote:
> Since I installed XP (Home) I can't seem to persuade my system to just
> simply beep on BEEP commands.
>
> And I'm not talking about PING.wav but BEEP - the beep you get when
> you type ^G at a DOS prompt.
> I also get a beep when I turn all sounds off - I just hate them :-) -
> and use volume control.
>
> I want exactly this beep when I use /beep in mIRC or beep() in any
> programming language.
> For the moment Ping.wav is the only sound active in system sounds. But
> this one plays thru the sound card. I often just turn off my speakers
> unless I listen to music. So having an old fashioned system beep would
> be very convenient.
>
> Any chance getting it to work?

-- cut below here - non-inclusive --
@echo
-- cut above here - non-inclusive --

Save that as a batch script.

Otherwise - no.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 12:19:14 AM

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Oh oh.......no post ...is it booting fine?

"Michaela Meier" <mjmnothanks@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:431B3AA1.6080000@yahoo.com...
> Hi,
>
> Since I installed XP (Home) I can't seem to persuade my system to just
> simply beep on BEEP commands.
>
> And I'm not talking about PING.wav but BEEP - the beep you get when you
> type ^G at a DOS prompt.
> I also get a beep when I turn all sounds off - I just hate them :-) - and
> use volume control.
>
> I want exactly this beep when I use /beep in mIRC or beep() in any
> programming language.
> For the moment Ping.wav is the only sound active in system sounds. But
> this one plays thru the sound card. I often just turn off my speakers
> unless I listen to music. So having an old fashioned system beep would be
> very convenient.
>
> Any chance getting it to work?
>
> Michaela
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 1:53:50 AM

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On Sun, 4 Sep 2005 13:38:43 -0500 in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize, Shenan Stanley favored us
with...
> Michaela Meier wrote:
> > [quoted text muted]
> > unless I listen to music. So having an old fashioned system beep would
> > be very convenient.
> >
> > Any chance getting it to work?
>
> -- cut below here - non-inclusive --
> @echo
> -- cut above here - non-inclusive --
>
> Save that as a batch script.
>
> Otherwise - no.

For some reason, in Safe Mode I get a loud beep with just about every
system prompt or dialog box. Is this standard?

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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 5:00:24 AM

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Pentium wrote:
> Oh oh.......no post ...is it booting fine?

Yes. It is :-P

My only problem now is to keep a DOS Window from popping up when I
execute beep.bat ;-)

Plus I discovered that some progs ARE able to do a "real" beep. e.g.
Corel Draw beeps when I try and enter invalid values into various text
fields (i.e. letters instead of numbers). How does it do that? :-)

I'm confused *g*

Michaela
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