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Windows 7: External mic not working after sleep mode.

22 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
External mic not working after sleep mode.

My mic doesn't work after I wake my computer from sleep mode. To get it to work, I have to unplug my mic, shut down all my applications that use a mic, plug my mic in, then restart the applications. It works, but it's a bit of a nuisance to do that every day.

Is there a way to fix this issue?

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23 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7, 64 bit Home SP1, Win 8.1.1 Pro 64 bit

Generally (in many cases) that is related to a driver. Update the sound driver and see if that helps. If you have integrated (on the motherboard) sound, use the driver from the motherboard vendor (I assume you have installed a non-Gateway motherboard from your specs). Sound drivers can be tricky and many times non-vendor sound drivers either do not work or do not work correctly.
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24 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I actually discovered that it's only my front mic input. I find the back port works as I want it to. Also, I found no driver updates available for my sound devices.
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26 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64 (both laptops)

What is the brand of your sound card?
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