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dianeliz

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    Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
    « on: October 04, 2008, 07:51:17 PM »
    Hi!  Has anyone else encountered an annoying and constant dialing sound that suddenly starts up one day and is there whenever you turn your speakers on?  Unfortunately, I don't remember when exactly it started, so I have no idea what I may have done to cause it.  However, on another forum, I went through the whole virus & malware checking, and the experts said I have no problem there.  One of them suggested I try posting the question here.

    This computer, by the way, has never had dial-up, and the internet option for connections is "never dial a connection".   I have Windows XP, and the system is a Powerspec from Micro Center.  I'm not sure where I'd find the model number.  I also have no idea what brand the sound card is, something pretty standard I'd guess.

    If you want them, here are the links to the prior forums on this topic:
    http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=66366.new;topicseen#new & http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php?topic=66108.new;topicseen#new

    Thanks for any ideas!

    Diane

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    Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
    « Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 01:07:08 AM »
    Download, and install Everest: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
    Open it, click Computer, then Summary.
    In upper menu, go Report>Quick Report-Summary
    Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
    Don't include anything under line Debug - PCI

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      Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
      « Reply #2 on: October 06, 2008, 06:31:44 PM »
      Hi Broni!  I think the program may have changed since you last used it.  When I installed it, it automatically ran a scan and told me that there are 203(!) errors, but there didn't seem to be any way to generate a report.  (It did offer to fix things if I registered, but I figured I'd better consult you first.)  So, I closed this version and re-opened the program.  There was link for 'computer', but not for summary.  Any idea how I would get to this summary?

      Thanks!

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      Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
      « Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008, 06:54:34 PM »
      You missed the Everest DLoad link and probably clicked a Sponsor link for something else...Everest reports Hardware...it doesn't do scans.
         
       
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      Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
      « Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 07:58:31 PM »
      patio must be right...


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        Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
        « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 08:08:37 PM »
        Ah, thanks!  Here it is:

        --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

            Version                                           EVEREST v2.20.405
            Homepage                                          http://www.lavalys.com/
            Report Type                                       Quick Report
            Computer                                          YOUR-546AA5645A (Diane's Work Computer)
            Generator                                         Diane
            Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
            Date                                              2008-10-06
            Time                                              19:06


        --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Computer:
              Operating System                                  Microsoft Windows XP Professional
              OS Service Pack                                   Service Pack 2
              DirectX                                           4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
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              User Name                                         Diane

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              Motherboard Chipset                               VIA P4M800 Pro
              System Memory                                     448 MB
              BIOS Type                                         Award (11/04/05)
              Communication Port                                Communications Port (COM1)
              Communication Port                                ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

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              3D Accelerator                                    VIA/S3 UniChrome Pro

            Multimedia:
              Audio Adapter                                     VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

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              IDE Controller                                    VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
              SCSI/RAID Controller                              VIA SATA RAID Controller
              Disk Drive                                        ST3250823A  (250 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
              Disk Drive                                        Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
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              Disk Drive                                        Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
              Optical Drive                                     SONY DVD RW DW-Q30A
              SMART Hard Disks Status                           OK

            Partitions:
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            Input:
              Keyboard                                          Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
              Mouse                                             PS/2 Compatible Mouse

            Network:
              Network Adapter                                   Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC  (192.168.1.101)

            Peripherals:
              Printer                                           Auto Auto Auto HP DeskJet 930C/932C/935C on KEN on YOUR-546AA5645A on KEN
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              Printer                                           WebEx Document Loader
              USB1 Controller                                   VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
              USB1 Controller                                   VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
              USB1 Controller                                   VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
              USB1 Controller                                   VIA VT83C572 PCI-USB Controller
              USB2 Controller                                   VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
              USB Device                                        USB Human Interface Device
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          Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
          « Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 04:22:16 PM »
          I did, and re-booted my system, but nothing seems to have changed.  I still have the dialing sound.  Should I do something else now?

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          Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
          « Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 04:48:54 PM »
          I've been totally shooting in the dark, because I've never heard about such a problem before (I mean, except for, when computer is infected, but your computer was checked already.
          Just to make sure, I want you to run one more scan...

          Download gmer.zip: http://www.gmer.net/files.php
          Unzip the file, and double click on gmer.exe, select Rootkit tab and click the Scan button.
          When scan is completed, click Save button, and save the results as gmer.log
          Post the log to your next reply.

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          Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
          « Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 05:19:16 PM »
          Is there a PCI card modem installed in this machine ? ?
          If so and you don't use it pull it.
             
           
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          Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
          « Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 05:24:10 PM »
          Ha...

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            Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
            « Reply #11 on: October 08, 2008, 07:52:18 PM »
            Hi all!  I'm afraid I have no idea what a PCI card modem is, what it looks like, if I have one, and how I would pull it if I did.  Sorry.

            I finally figured out how to attach the file to these posts.  There will still be 2 or 3 pieces, but if I cut & pasted from the log, I would need 20 posts!

            SCREAM!  I've just spent forever splitting my file into 3 files under 256K, and it still won't let me post them.  Is it possible you don't need the whole log?

            If not, what is the true maximum size?

            Thanks for your patience!

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              Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
              « Reply #12 on: October 08, 2008, 07:54:58 PM »
              Part 2, I hope

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                Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
                « Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008, 08:06:44 PM »
                SCREAM AGAIN!  I got part 2, but the others wouldn't go through.  Now, I split part 3 into 2 parts, and I'm trying a new part 3 far smaller than part 2, and I keep getting the message, "The upload folder is full. Please try a smaller file and/or contact an administrator."  (The part 2 that went through is 145KB.  The one that is failing on me now is only 84KB.)

                I also keep getting another annoying error message when I try to fix things: "You already submitted this post! You might have accidently double clicked, or tried to refresh."

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                Re: Getting rid of annoying dialing sound
                « Reply #14 on: October 08, 2008, 08:09:46 PM »
                Nothing here. It's clean.
                Try patio's suggestion.
                Look at the back of your computer. You're looking for phone jack type port:



                If you see phone jack in AREA 1, your modem is on-board, and you can't do anything.
                If you see phone jack in AREA 2, you have modem card, which can be removed (few screws to remove computer side panel, and one screw to remove modem itself.

                NOTE. Don't mistake phone jack with ethernet jack, which is little bit bigger, and where your broadband connection cable is connected (both jacks are shown on the above picture.