how to re-install beep.sys ?


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Matthew Nicoll

Windows XP pro SP2.
My system beep stopped working.
In the Event Viewer, at boot-up there is a message saying that the
Beep driver could not load.
There was no beep.sys file in or under my Windows folder.
I went into Device Manager, showed hidden devices, and under
non-plug&play Beep had a yellow exclamation mark.
So I un-installed that driver in Device Manager, thinking it might
prompt me to re-install it. No such luck.
How do I find and install the Beep driver ?

.... Matthew Nicoll
 
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Matthew Nicoll

I decided I would not be able to handle The Real Truth, so I tried
simply copying beep.sys from another computer into my
Windows\System32\drivers folder. That fixed it. (Who would have
thought anything could be that easy to fix in Windows ?)
.... Matthew
 
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The Real Truth MVP

That's all that's required but if your system is still infected the problem
will return. There are two places that file is stored if you don't replace
both of them the problem may return. My remove-it will replace both of them.
 

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