Have you ever heard the annoying system beep that Windows will sometimes make? You know, the one that can’t be turned down through the volume control? (At least it doesn’t get quieter through the volume control on my laptop and install of Windows XP SP2) One example of where the sound will be generated when I make a mistake in MySQL such as trying to insert a row into a table and I forget a required column. For some reason on my Latitude D620 it is extremely loud.
I did a Google search and here is a list of how to turn it off. Follow this link.
It takes 13 steps to actually disable the beep. 13!!!!! Nice job, Microsoft.