Windows 10: What's that sound - it's not a drive?

Discus and support What's that sound - it's not a drive? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I hear a high pitched squeal coming from my PC. I only have 2 SSDs - no mechanical drives. The sound only occurs... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BoomerM3, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. BoomerM3 Win User

    What's that sound - it's not a drive?


    Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10, I hear a high pitched squeal coming from my PC. I only have 2 SSDs - no mechanical drives. The sound only occurs when I am using the machine. It is especially noticeable when I'm doing a backup (like 2 hours).

    The sound varies when using the internet with Chrome. When I go to a site, the squeal continues for a while after loading a page (maybe writing cookies). It will stop immediately if I close Chrome.

    This may seem petty, but it gets annoying after a while. Can you identify this sound? And can you help me eliminate it?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    BoomerM3, Aug 27, 2018
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  2. cadaveca Win User

    Good surround sound headset

    I know you say you're not that guy, but stepping into the $250+ range really brings a change in build quality that might have you never having to buy another set. Otherwise, getting 6 speakers with decent sound in a headset is hard, and that's what you are asking for, and I have no suggestions, but just a bump up the list. *Stick Out Tongue What's that sound - it's not a drive? :p
     
    cadaveca, Aug 27, 2018
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  3. fireberd Win User
    Sound Quality


    One thing that sticks out from looking at your "My Computer" specs. You list "ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)" which suggests you do not have the correct sound hardware driver. Your motherboard has Realtek sound and the first step is to install the Realtek sound drivers. My ASUS also came with Sonic Studio 2 which is a sound enhancement package. Check the ASUS install disc to see if you have something similar.

    May not be a speaker problem.
     
    fireberd, Aug 27, 2018
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  4. Radney Dri Win User

    What's that sound - it's not a drive?

    Sound problem

    Hi,

    We need to investigate further so that we can identify the cause of the issue. We suggest running the Troubleshooter and see if it helps. Follow the steps below:

    • Type and select Troubleshooting on the Search bar/Cortana.
    • Click Hardware and Sound.
    • Select Playing Audio under Sound.
    • Follow the steps that will be provided.
    If the steps does not work. We suggest downloading a fresh copy of the audio driver from Realtek and see if it helps.

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Radney Dri, Aug 27, 2018
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