Weird iTunes "click" noise

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by liltechdude, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. liltechdude macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Harrisburg, PA
    Alright well to make a long story short, this afternoon I formatted my Windows Vista PC and reinstalled Vista Ultimate 32 bit. I'll jump right in.

    Every time I click on something in iTunes, whether it be a song, or a category in the library, iTunes plays this weird "blip" sound. I have isolated it to being just within iTunes. I am not sure what the heck this is and I never had a problem with iTunes 8 before I did my reinstall today.

    I was able to capture a bit of the sound using Sound Recorder in Vista. You may need to turn your speakers up a bit to hear it. sound.wma

    I have tried completely reinstalling iTunes, but that hasn't fixed the problem. If this is a new feature added into iTunes, then tell me how to turn it off. It is beginning to really piss me off!
    Any help would be appreciated!

    PS- I have posted this on the Apple forums, but I thought I would post it here to see if any of you guys knew.
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    Seems to me it's not iTunes then. The little I've used iTunes 8 in Vista, there was no sound like this. Sounds rather like some sort of Windows "navigation" sound. You could try turning all Windows interface sound effects off and see if you still hear it.
  3. liltechdude thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Harrisburg, PA
    Just tried turning off the Vista sounds, didn't work. Like I said this is solely isolated to iTunes. The problem hasn't presented itself anywhere else. Thanks for the suggestion though!
  4. liltechdude thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Harrisburg, PA
    UPDATE: Well looks like Microsoft added that little sound into their homo Windows Live Messenger. That was the last time I use that POS messenger. Anyway, I ruled it out to Windows Messenger. Every time I would start it up, the problem would appear. Anyway, thanks for the help
  5. therese macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2008
    also getting weird noise

    I am also getting this weird noise whenever I do anything in itunes. I saw your post about windows messenger being the problem, but I don't use windows messenger. I don't even have it on my computer. I do have an icon in my Programs that offers to download it for me, but I didn't download it. Any other thoughts/help is appreciated.

    the noise is driving me insane!!
  6. byronbayer macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    Yeah I am getting this noise in Windows as well. It is driving me up the wall.

    I also rebuilt windows and put the latest version of iTunes on there. There is a pattern forming I think.

    It does seem to be the messenger sound which seems strange.
  7. byronbayer macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    Has anyone been able to solve this or find out what it is?
  8. byronbayer macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    Ok, I have just spent time running a process monitor to find out what is causing the noise.

    Seems that every time you click it runs this wav file
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\axloadcomplete.wav

    just rename this to axloadcomplete.wav.bak and it will sort it.
  9. byronbayer macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2009
    Nope that doesn't work as when you close and open iTunes up again it will reinstall the file.

    delete the file then right click in a blank area in the folder then click New -> Text Document' to create a new text document. Rename this to axloadcomplete.wav NOT axloadcomplete.wav.txt.

    If you cant see the .wav on the end or .txt then you will need to enable extensions.
    go to Control panel and double click 'Folder options' then click on the 'view' tab and un-tick 'Hide extensions for known types' check box
  10. marczimmer macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    try this....

    Thanks for your tips. They gave me the idea to check my sound settings in the control panel. I had it set to "no sounds" before installing I-Tunes. No that I have I-Tunes installed the control panel said "no sounds-modidifed" so I changed it back to no sounds and the click noise is gone....

    Good luck :cool:
  11. ipegg macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2008
    Best solution

    So this this just recently started happening to me too but there is a very easy way to fix it at least in Vista. Go to your sounds settings in the control panel and click "change system sounds". There you should reset all of the defaults and then scroll down to the iTunes section and select "page load complete". At the bottom of the window there should be a pull-down menu where you should select "none" for the sound that plays. If you close and then re-open iTunes that should do it. Hope this works for you too.
  12. lachs99 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007

    Thanks ipegg for the "easy solution"! The other worked as well but this is even easier. It worked in Win7 as well.
    However, I'm still suprised that this kind of Win95 sound is - as it appears to me - a honestly-meant iTunes sound by Apple ...

    @Apple: I'd never guessed that this was intended by Apple in the first place .. so pls rethink this ... as you can see here, users have to looking for "a solution" to turn it off ...
  13. MediaPlex macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    I Found My Clicking Problem

    This is crazy but this clicking noise drove me crazy for over an hour. I had my sound muted and what I did is I opened iTunes and un-muted the volume. I went to a favorite radio station and I began to listen to the stream. Every so often, and without any distinguishing pattern, I head a click. Sort of a reverberated click. I thought it was iTunes since I had no issue with it earlier BEFORE I did an iTunes upgrade.

    I turned off iTunes and the sound continued. So its not iTunes. After googling for an hour or more, I finally started to shut down browser sessions and tabs one by one and this is what is was (for those who still have the problem and have eliminated iTunes): I had my browser open to and the blog owner had recently installed a chat program. Its not heavily used but when people do post a message, it clicks or "pops" with this sort of reverb effect too.

    Now, it may not be your problem - precisely (that web page or even that chat program running) but maybe a similar service that is updating? The best way to fix the problem is to eliminate things one by one.

    Good luck!

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