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Windows 7: Windows sound spiking with a microphone.

09 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Windows sound spiking with a microphone.

Hi there,

2 issues I've got and maybe looking to resolve.

1. I often play games, and use a microphone to talk with my friends. As of late, my microphone occasionally forces my headphones volume up to 100 by itself and won't be able to be turned down until I plug the microphone (it'll reset any efforts to resist volume).

This is only the output sound volume going to my speakers. The input of my voice going into the mic remains the same. I've checked my settings and drivers, and it isn't skype, steam, windows adjusting me, so I'm a little lost.

2. Ever since I got this computer, it's had an issue where if I unplug then re-plug my headphones, programs currently open (like games, or itunes) wont fully recognise the headphones. If its itunes, i have to pause and restart. If its a game, I have to close the entire thing and re-open it.
I'm guessing this is because I have no speakers, nor no sound from my monitor.
Is this an issue that can't be fixed?

Windows OS - Windows 7, 64 bit.
If you need more info let me know

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