My Windows 10 computer plays the “removal” and “added hardware” sounds every 5 minutes or so, even when no changes are being made to the computer. I suspect a faulty peripheral is the cause.

How can I determine which peripheral is causing the issue without physically disconnecting them?

Is there a way to check the event log for relevant information?

I have used usblogview which did show an offending peripheral, but even with that peripheral unplugged the issue is still occurring and usblogview is not showing anything. It’s possible the problem is with the USB chip on the motherboard. I have enabled Audit PNP Activity, but no events are appearing in the event log.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 4, 2023