Vladimir Panteleev vladimir at thecybershadow.net
Wed Dec 28 01:58:53 PST 2011

On Tuesday, 27 December 2011 at 22:51:20 UTC, Andrej Mitrovic 
> On 12/27/11, Vladimir Panteleev <vladimir at thecybershadow.net> 
> wrote:
>> and temporarily disabling "Windows Sounds" works well enough.
> Oh man, I forgot those could block. But I had them off anyway. 
> They were fun back in Win98 days with those cool space themes. 
> They had awesome intro's. :)

Heh, it's not the blocking, it's the incessant distracting 
beeping :)

If a program starts calling MessageBeep in a loop, the system 
will keep beeping for a long time after, even if you kill the 
program. I think restarting the Windows Audio service gets rid of 

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