I just moved a bunch of VB development to a different machine and now all my msg boxes ring a bell, which they did not do on the first machine.

the machine differences are "good" machine has WinXP and no external sound system (no sound card or speakers, just normal PC speaker)

"bad" machine runs Win98 and has a SoundBlaser Live sound card w/ external speaker.

Why sound card should matter, I can't imagine, since I thought the bell was a "normal PC speaker" thing, but I mention it in case there's some difference I'm not aware of.

any clues? this bell is driving me nuts, but I really don't want to rip out all my msgbox use