USB notification noises can be distracting; especially if they occur randomly. If you are facing this issue, then in this post we will show you how you can stop the random noices or sounds you hear when you connect or disconnect a USB device.
Stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds
Follow the suggestions to stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds:
- Reattach all the USB devices
- Manage drivers and devices
- Use USBDeview
- Turn off USB Notification Sounds
Let us read about them in detail.
1] Reattach all the USB devices
The first and foremost thing you should do to stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds is to remove all the USB devices and then reconnect them. You should remove them one-by-one and check if the sound stops as you remove a device.
You should also try swapping ports of devices as this way you will know if the port is faulty or the device. If you are able to find a malfunctioned port, connect the device to a different port.
However, if you conclude that a device is faulty reattach it to see if you can fix the issue as it will reinstall the driver as well.
If you are not able to find any significant information then you can move on to the latter solutions.
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2] Manage drivers and devices
One of the main culprits of random USB noises is an outdated or corrupted driver. Therefore, in order to stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds we need to fix the issue.
To do that, launch Device Manager by either Win + X > Device Manager or just search it out from the Start Menu.
Now, expand all the sections that are using your computer’s USB port such as Bluetooth, Universal Serial Bus controllers, etc. Now, check if a device is disappearing and reappearing when your computer makes a USB connection or disconnection noise.
If you find a fluctuating device, right-click on it and select “Update driver”.
Now, either select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let it search the web to see if an update is available or select “Browse my computer for driver software” if you have manually downloaded the update. After updating the driver, restart your computer once.
If you aren’t able to update the driver because it is constantly disappearing just click View > Show hidden devices.
If the update didn’t fix the issue then try uninstalling it. To do that just right-click on it and select “Uninstall device”. There is no need to worry here, as next time when you insert that device your computer will automatically install the driver.
Another thing you can do is to update the “Host Controller”. To do that, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers, right-click on all the devices that have “Host Controller” in their names, and select Uninstall device. Now, confirm the process by clicking Uninstall. Finally, reboot your PC.
To reinstall the driver, right-click on Universal Serial Bus controllers and select Scan for hardware changes. This will search your computer to notice any missing driver and then install it via the internet.
3] Use USBDeview
If you think that the whole updating and uninstalling driver method from the Device Manager is not your cup of tea then we have a simpler solution for you. You can use USBDeview a third-party application to do the same thing.
Install, keep the app running in the background and wait for that USB connection or disconnection sound. When you hear that sound again, open the app, right-click on the first device from the list, and select Uninstall Selected Devices.
After this, detach and attach the device to reinstall the driver. Finally, restart your computer to stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds.
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4] Turn off USB Notification Sounds
If the above methods didn’t stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds then there is nothing to worry about. This means that the noise is not coming because of corrupt drivers or malfunctioned ports or devices. It is coming because of minor driver clashes.
To fix that you need to turn off USB notification sounds. To do that, right-click on the Sound icon from the taskbar > Open Sound settings > Sound Control Panel. Now, go to the Sounds tab, in the Program Events list scroll down a bit, select “Device Connect”, set “Sounds” to None.
Now, do the same for the Device Disconnect option.
The only caveat is that you won’t be able to hear any sound while connecting a device.
To stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds one needs to make sure that the devices are connected perfectly, ports have not malfunctioned, and the drivers are not corrupt.
We have mentioned all the possible fixes in this article, hopefully, these have helped you to stop random USB connection or disconnection sounds.