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Strange sounds at startup ("Device Failed to Connect" sound)
This problem had been discussed several years ago, but there was no clear solution, so I am starting a new thread.
A few weeks back I upgraded to Norton Security and in the process of installing it, I needed to run the Norton Removal Tool to remove my older version of NIS. The removal and install went fine - I thought - but after that, whenever I boot the computer, I get the "Device Failed to Connect" sound three times at boot-up (that duhduhduh sound). I checked the device manager and nothing is showing as a problem. In my printer file, my wireless printer "needs attention" - whether it is turned on or not. When it is on and connected, I still get that sound. (I actually seem to have 2 versions of that printer so one is always not connected - might that be the issue?)
I chatted with Support and they say that there is NO way that Norton caused this - yet it happened IMMEDIATELY after I installed the Norton Security - on the bootup following the install, it happened. Does this new NS try to alert you to a discconected device, I wonder?
I was hoping that someone might have a suggestion or idea on a fix. Or - if this is just a phanton sound, since nothing seems to be disconnected - is it OK to just allow it to be an annoyance. Will it cause any harm in the long run?
I have a Win 7 64 bit running Home Premium and just installed the latest version of Norton Security.
Thanks in advance for any input that might help.