Unleashing Your Laptop’s Stealth Mode: A Guide to Disabling the Asus ROG Strix Bootup Sound

March 6, 2023

I picked up an Asus ROG Strix Scar for work about a year back, and it’s been a fantastic laptop. But while the flashy features such as RGB lighting might be fine when I’m at home (and I do work from home, 99% of the time) they can be a little unprofessional looking during meetings with clients or co-workers. The lighting is easy enough to enable or disable via the keyboard as needed, but I was having a hard time finding the option to disable the boot up sound and hadn’t gotten around to doing so yet. Sure enough, during a meet up with my co-workers a week back I turned on my laptop mid meeting and had everyone turn their head and look at me when my computer loudly went “SWOOOOSH” as it booted up. Oopsie!

So after returning to my hotel room later that night I dug into the problem some more and finally found the solution. It was not to disable it in Asus’ Armory Crate application as several links had suggested, I had searched through there in vain in the past. Rather it was in the BIOS all along, but even knowing that much I found it to be a bit challenging to locate because of where they had burried it.

So here’s the steps you need to follow:

  • Fully power off your laptop and then turn it back on
  • Press and hold F2
  • Hit F7
  • Go to Advanced
  • Go down to Animation Post Logo Configuration
  • Disable Animation Post Logo Audio
  • Save and Exit

After that your computer will reboot and you’ll be happy to see that it no longer makes that loud annoying wooshing sound!

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