I have a weird problem which crops up fairly regularly. When I am online (AOL) sometimes from out of the blue a 4-beat rhythmic Drumming starts, like a train (du-du-du-Dum!, du-du-du-Dum!) over and over, each 'set' lasting about 1 second. I am unable to stop it apart from signing off AOL. If (like now) I just leave it, after a while it turns into a 2-beat (du-Dum, du-Dum) and then later into a 1-beat (dum-dum-dum etc)I have looked in Task manager but whatever I close it continues until I close AOL. This sounds like a wind-up but it is true and really irritating, and a bit worrying! Could it be a virus? Anyone else ever heard of this? Please help -it's driving me nuts!
I don't have a fax. If I do nothing, it goes on forever! At this minute it is banging away with its "1-Beat" (14 beats every 10 secs - I've just timed it!) The volume is controllable by my volume control. I have a Creative SoundBlaster Audigy Sound card and surround sound - so I get this in glorious deafening stereo! If I am playing music it sometimes starts up and plays over the top of the music - I have to come offline to stop it.
Exactly the same as I had. Sounded sometimes as thudding horses hooves running accross a field. Controllable via the audio system. As I said removing the charger/transmitter to my cordless phone cured it for me. If you have Sky then try changing the filter incase it's packing up.