How to trace a program being installed at bootup


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Art Todesco

I have W7 64 bit on my desktop machine. Lately, when it is booting, I
hear a sound, like you might hear, when you unplug a USB connection.
But it is slightly different. When I unplug a USB device, there are 2
tones, high, then low in pitch. This is more like 2 or possibly 3 short
burst of what I think is the lower pitch tone. In my pea brain, it
sounds like something is connecting and then fails. Anyone know of a
good way to trace this? The one thing that I think it might be, is a
driver for my Motorola Razr phone or possibly something for my tablet,
but because I see nothing on the screen, I am clueless.
Thanks.
 
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Ken1943

I have W7 64 bit on my desktop machine. Lately, when it is booting, I
hear a sound, like you might hear, when you unplug a USB connection.
But it is slightly different. When I unplug a USB device, there are 2
tones, high, then low in pitch. This is more like 2 or possibly 3 short
burst of what I think is the lower pitch tone. In my pea brain, it
sounds like something is connecting and then fails. Anyone know of a
good way to trace this? The one thing that I think it might be, is a
driver for my Motorola Razr phone or possibly something for my tablet,
but because I see nothing on the screen, I am clueless.
Thanks.
Go to windows sounds and play each one. I found change themes with what
you describe. Didn't try every one.


KenW
 
V

VanguardLH

Art said:
I have W7 64 bit on my desktop machine. Lately, when it is booting, I
hear a sound, like you might hear, when you unplug a USB connection.
But it is slightly different. When I unplug a USB device, there are 2
tones, high, then low in pitch. This is more like 2 or possibly 3 short
burst of what I think is the lower pitch tone. In my pea brain, it
sounds like something is connecting and then fails. Anyone know of a
good way to trace this? The one thing that I think it might be, is a
driver for my Motorola Razr phone or possibly something for my tablet,
but because I see nothing on the screen, I am clueless.
Thanks.
Probably the triple low tone meaning the mount of a USB device failed.
You have USB devices attached. Presumably some are drives. When you
double-click the Safely Remove Wizard tray icon, are all the drives
listed in the wizard?
 
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Johnny

I have W7 64 bit on my desktop machine. Lately, when it is booting, I
hear a sound, like you might hear, when you unplug a USB connection. But
it is slightly different. When I unplug a USB device, there are 2
tones, high, then low in pitch. This is more like 2 or possibly 3 short
burst of what I think is the lower pitch tone. In my pea brain, it
sounds like something is connecting and then fails. Anyone know of a
good way to trace this? The one thing that I think it might be, is a
driver for my Motorola Razr phone or possibly something for my tablet,
but because I see nothing on the screen, I am clueless.
Thanks.
You can check the Boot Log.

Type or paste this in the search box. Ntbtlog.txt
 
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A

Art Todesco

Probably the triple low tone meaning the mount of a USB device failed.
You have USB devices attached. Presumably some are drives. When you
double-click the Safely Remove Wizard tray icon, are all the drives
listed in the wizard?
Yes, I went through the sounds and that was it. I had an X10 remote
controller connected to the PC. So it probably failed to mount,
however, somewhere along the way it must have succeeded because, when I
launched the software on the PC, it communicated with the X10 box
perfectly. Now the X10 controller is disconnected from the PC and I
haven't heard the 'non-connect' sound. I'll keep and ear on it. Thanks.
 

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