How can you get rid of “Device failed to connect” sound notifications?


Whenever the computer starts, some users keep on getting a “Device failed to connect” sound notification with no popup. Sometimes, this will happen even though they have no devices attached except the mouse and keyboard. It will literally drive you nuts because you are running a brand-new computer which should be working perfectly for the most part. Why does this notification appear frequently and how can you get rid of the sound notification effectively?

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To get rid of the “Device failed to connect” sound notification, first you have to check for the yellow or red bangs in device manager and post back the status. To do this, just follow the steps below:
*Restart your computer and continuously press the F8 key on your keyboard. If your computer is currently running with several operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
*Then, use the arrow keys to choose Safe Mode within the Windows Advanced Options menu, and press ENTER to get the PC into safe mode.
*Click on Start, Run, type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Here, check whether there is something wrong with the hardware devices installed on your PC. If so, directly uninstall and reinstall it to see whether it gets rid of the sound notification error.

Secondly, check and update all of your drivers to the latest version. Your computer driver helps the computer to run smoothly along with its other parts or hardware such as the hard disk, CD or DVD, video card, sound card, USB and other components of your computer. Without an updated driver, the computer and some hardware devices won’t run properly by either getting a “Device failed to connect” sound notification or some other errors like Disk Boot failure at startup frequently. It is best that you can regularly check and update the outdated drivers by running a trusted driver update tool.

Thirdly, if you have just uninstalled the Norton Antivirus from your PC with the Norton Removal Tool, you will soon come to the chance to get a “Device failed to connect” notification. That is because the Norton Removal Tool can damage your Windows registry. Whenever you try to start up the computer, launch a certain program or even open your email application for instance, the system has to scan the registry for the necessary paths as all information about the hardware & installed software are all stored in this database. Only in this way, can the computer perform all of your requests properly. However, you would like to see a lot of errors such as slow computer performance, outlook errors, frequent error popup, computer freezing or even crashes when something goes wrong with the registry database. If the system cannot recall the required entries to load the computer properly, it may display a “Device failed to connect” notification.

Hence, no matter you have recently uninstalled Norton Antivirus or not, you’d better completely scan the whole PC registry and get rid of all errors inside so as to permanently get rid of “Device failed to connect” notification. You can do this by simply downloading & running a registry cleaning tool – you will find it worth automatically scanning the whole PC and repairing all errors safely when comparing with a manual modification.

I think it is a hope of all computer users to start up the computer properly without a “Device failed to connect” sound notification or some other errors. If you are able to keep on doing the above steps in your daily life, you will be easy to get all these come true.

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Posted by Daisy in Blog Computer error fix on November 12th, 2012 | 2 Comments

2 Responses to How can you get rid of “Device failed to connect” sound notifications?

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    Kenyatta Ruby -  November 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    have quite a few USB Devices hooked up to my computer. (Backup drive, Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, etc) Frequently, I’d guess 2 out of 3 times, when I start up my computer, 1 or more of these devices fails to connect; forcing me to follow the cable and pull the USB then replug it in… and hope that it then connects. I googled the web and was navigated to your post, and so surprised with these helpful tips… Will follow you now!!

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    Foley Rae -  November 21, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    am wondering why this happened. I have a BlackBerry Curve 8310, which is supposed to be supported by Media sync, but whenever I try to use it, it says that they failed to connect. Maybe I should update the driver and repair the registry as you said here.

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