I have googled everywhere for this but I can't find an answer. The error beep on my machine -- the one associated with errors, typically in a shell window but not always - is so effing loud I can't stand it. I have headphones on, listening to music at comfortable volume, and seriously, when the beep comes on it is so loud I grab for my headphones to rip them off, every time. It's painfully loud. In some cases it's also painfully long.
In the Control Panel / Sounds thingie, none of the Windows sounds seem to map to it. We're talking about the Control-G beep sound, for any old timers who remember THAT. (Try it in a DOS window, it still works :))
It's killing me :(. Trying to write code is like some messed up Skinner experiment where everytime I make a typo I'm punished with an electric jolt.
UPDATE: Found it! From a shell window, "net stop beep" to make it die. Woohoo! It was the remembering of Control-G that led me to the solution, found here :
which is an "old fogey" discussion of how you used to go about actually writing to the hardware to make the beep, until it turns into a "How do you turn it off???" request. Oh I am so pleased. Turns out it is actually a service (beep.sys) that you can stop. However it does not seem to appear in the Services menu.