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Windows 7: SOS: Microphone disabled, want to enable.

22 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
SOS: Microphone disabled, want to enable.

hi folks,

i could use some help here.

i have an ASUS U30J. i unintentionally disabled my Microphone under the "Recording" tab under the "Sound" control of the control panel.

since that was my only recording device coming from my integrated mircophone, i want to enable it again, but it is nowhere to be found. the "Recording" tab iust empty.

techie guys, any help would be greatly appreciated.



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23 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Right click on the Recording Tab to Show Disabled Devices.
Highlight Microphone, select Properties to enable the device.

If the Microphone has a red icon by it, unplug it.
If you have installed the software from Realtek, VIA, etc, then plugging in the device should cause a
detection pop-up to appear. Click OK to confirm the device. It should be ready to use.
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24 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

thank you man p5bdkw.

i found a way to solve that. since i can not see any devices at all under the recording tab, so there is no way to right click anything.

what i did was, i went to the manufacturers website for support. i downloaded the audio drivers, then installed it right after the download.

and then, bingo! all the audio devices went back to where they used to be.

again, thank you dude for the reply.
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18 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

I know this is late in the game, but just in case someone else runs accross this. . .
I had the same issue and another option is to right click your speakers, which will also give you the option of 'show disabled devices'. Once you click on that selection, your internal microphone will be displayed.
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