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Repeating Sounds: Windows Device Connect/Disconnect after latest Lenovo updates

2021-03-11, 11:06 AM

X1 Carbon 7th gen (20QDCTO1WW) - Windows 10 Pro


I recently installed the latest set of Lenovo updates and ever since, I keep hearing the Windows Connect & Disconnect sound every few minutes, even though no peripherals are attached.


I checked the Windows Device manager to see if anything had an error, and nothing has an exclamation mark next to it. When viewing the Device Manager however, it will auto-refresh each time those Windows sounds play. So it seems to think something is being connected/disconnected, but nothing is.


One other issue (maybe related) is that since the update, upon reboot I am also seeing this "Configuring Mobile Broadband Device... Firmware updated failed" message:



I've had to disable the sounds for the time being through the Sound manager because they are so annoying to hear every few minutes. But obviously that's only a temporary fix. 


Here are the updates:


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Re:Repeating Sounds: Windows Device Connect/Disconnect after latest Lenovo updates

2021-03-11, 11:48 AM

Hi sixside,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Try rolling the Intel Wireless Lan drivers back from the Device Manager, and see if that helps solve the issue, as I am thinking the mobile broadband error and the new LAN drivers might be connected some how. In the event it's not, then try finding the drivers manually from the Support page, then re-install them, to check if they can clean up corrupt installation. 


In the event nothing helps, then you can always try to use a System Restore Point to restore the computer back to a better working state.


System Restore Point
- Click the Windows key and type "System Recovery" and click "Recovery" in the list.  
- Select "Open System Restore" - Click "Next" and select the latest "Restore point" where the device was working.
**Note: System Restore Points will only remove Apps and Programs installed after the selected Restore Point date. It will not remove word/text files or pictures etc.






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