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Windows 7: Microphone not working on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

07 Jan 2013   #1
zyst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Microphone not working on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.

Recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 HP 64 Bit. Microphone was working fine before I upgraded the OS. Also I've noticed my previously working IDT Audio Control Panel is now missing, tried to re-install but to no avail. Currently in the Device Manager, the Audio Device is High Definition Audio Device. Also, under Sound, Recording, Microphone is not plugged in. I have already checked 'Show disconnected/disabled devices'. My speakers are working fine, just the microphone. It is plugged into the 3.5mm pink jack, I do not have any front microphone jacks. Have also tried to update the drivers but no changes.

I suppose installing an Audio Device Manager and identifying the devices according to the ports will work, but none of these audio managers like RealTek or IDT work for me, which I am not sure why.

Motherboard: Intel D946GZIS

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Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jonathan




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07 Jan 2013   #2
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

The IDT (previously called SigmaTel) drivers are needed. The Windows installed HD Audio Codec are a basic function driver and will provide sound, but depending on the hardware sound chip may not provide all functions.

Here is the IDT driver from the Intel downloads. Install this and see if fixes the problems.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...*&DownloadType=
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07 Jan 2013   #3
zyst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi, fireberd. Thanks for the reply, however I received an error 'The hardware detected is not supported by this IDT package. The install will be aborted.' I believe I do not have any soundcards other than the built-in one.
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07 Jan 2013   #4
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

The Intel list of applicable motherboards for this download lists your motherboard?

Download the Intel motherboard chipset driver and install that, then try the sound driver again. If the correct chipset drivers were not installed the devices on the motherboard will not be detected or correctly detected.
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...eng&iid=dc_rss
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07 Jan 2013   #5
zyst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, it lists down my motherboard D946GZIS. Do I need to run the Audio Driver setup in compatibility mode or anything?
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07 Jan 2013   #6
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

No, it should work as is. Vista drivers are valid for Win 7. Try the chipset drivers that I referenced first as that may make a difference.
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07 Jan 2013   #7
zyst

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hello, I have tried updating my chipset drivers and then the IDT drivers. Now everything works, thank you!
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02 May 2014   #8
suth31

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hello, i am pretty much a noob. i bought a hp dv6700 used. it has windows 7 ultimate. my microphone does not work and i get the same messages as the original poster. i tried the first link, and i also received the same error. so i tried installing the chipset and i get an error that says - "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements..." I'm not sure where to go from here. I really need my built in mic to work for skype. thanks in advance
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