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Windows 7: Communications(microphone) Causes All sound to go quiet

18 Mar 2012   #1
iclark1

windows 7
 
 
Communications(microphone) Causes All sound to go quiet

Please help! I have it set in the option under control panel>sound> communications to NOT reduce the volume when using the mic, but it does it anyway.
I believe it happened when i installed Realtek audio drivers (which did nothing...) but maybe screw up the fact that my computer was working the way i wanted it to for once...Why did i mess witht he drivers.
How am i to update my computer without screwing it up like that?
But drivers dont matter, I need help finding out what is controlling my volume, and where to change the option becuae it is not windows doing it. Thanks


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19 Mar 2012   #2
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Did you install any software alongside the drivers? Sometimes device's software will override Window's settings if I'm not mistaken. Check your "Control Panel" for anything "Realtek" and go from there.
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21 Mar 2012   #3
iclark1

windows 7
 
 

tried that, cant find a thing. Several background Realtek Audio HD processes going )i think two) and no settings under anyy realtek programsi can find.
Also, in my sound manager(in bottom right) all programs have a little squre next to their name above the volume control ( [] ) since this happneed.
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25 Mar 2012   #4
Speedy2662

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

I know the solution. Go to control pannel --> Sound --> Communications

Tick "Do nothing"
Then restart. Did you try restarting?
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