unwanted music

  jonnyg111 12:39 21 Apr 10
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Just a quick problem - my (new) computer (windows 7) starts to play unwanted music if it is left for a bit unattended. How do I stop this happening?

Thanks

Jonny

  onthelimit 15:23 21 Apr 10

My XP netbook does it as well - very annoying, so hope someone has the answer!

  wiz-king 13:32 22 Apr 10

Click on the speaker icon and then the mute box.

  Terry Brown 13:38 22 Apr 10

I do not know about windows 7, but I would imagine it has something to do with screensaver mode automaticly cutting in.

Can you 'turn off' or change this mode ?
Terry

  jonnyg111 13:43 22 Apr 10

wiz-king - doesn't muting the speakers mean I have to keep unmuting them if I want to play something? Which means I have to remember to mute them again!

Terry - I don't think the music coincides with the screensaver. How would I change this in any case?

Jonny

  ame 16:36 22 Apr 10

In Win7 Right click desktop and select personalise. At the bottom is a Sounds icon. Mine is set to Windows Default. Mine doesn't play music.

  onthelimit 18:05 22 Apr 10

On XP under Display Prperties, Screensaver, Settings there is a box 'tick to mute sound'. May be something similar on W7?

is it wierd music you've never heard before? well it could be a virus, like those ones in which pop ups come up, they often intrude into your PC along with adverts.

  jonnyg111 22:52 22 Apr 10

Thank you to everyone, I think it is fixed. Right click desktop, personalise and then the music came on when I opened screensaver, which was an Acer one. I've changed this now and it's gone quiet, so let's hope that's it...

Jonny

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