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Windows 7: Microphone Issue please help!

21 Nov 2010   #1
AarONj

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Microphone Issue please help!

Hi guys,
(btw im new to all this) Well i decided to reformat and before this my microphone worked perfectly.

I had a nice clean install, realtek drivers etc.. but now my microphone seems to of stoped working. I have tested it on another system and it works perfectly (also tried another microphone but still the same thing). I have messed around with sound levels diffrent drviers but nothign seems to work at all i really do not know waht is causing this problem.

P5ND motherboard if that helps.

Sorry if i havent given the right infomation like i said im kinda new to all this

thank you in advance
Aaron


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21 Nov 2010   #2
A Guy

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Welcome to Seven Forums AarONj. Let's see what we can figure out for you. Try this:

Start> Type Sound in search box> Click on Sound in results above

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Click on Recording tab> Click on Microphone to highlight it, and click on Properties

Microphone Issue please help!-recording.jpg

Click on the Levels tab

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On the Levels tab, see if your volume is turned down or muted

Microphone Issue please help!-set-levels.jpg

A Guy


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21 Nov 2010   #3
AarONj

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Hey, thank you for the reply. The sound levels are compltely maxed out.
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21 Nov 2010   #4
A Guy

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Ok, then, lets try this:

Start> In search box type Recording> Click on Find and fix audio recording problems

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Click on next and follow the prompts

A Guy


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21 Nov 2010   #5
AarONj

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Nope no luck im afraid. the microphone is there it just will not pick up my voice. and it is working becuse i checked it on another system
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21 Nov 2010   #6
AarONj

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Hm becuse my windows 7 is an update before i reformated and just updated from vita i had no problem with my microphone. So would it be a good idea to try and download the vista drivers?

EDIT: when i reformated i installed vista and then stright after Windows 7. (i dont know what effect that will have) basically what i mean is i did not update anything on vista i just went stright to updating to windows 7. I am not sure if this had any effect.
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21 Nov 2010   #7
A Guy

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Bummer, ok one more thing from me, as I don't use a mic myself. If no help, others will be along with ideas.

Found this tute by our own Brink from the Vista forum, procedure will be the same on 7. This is similar to what I had you do before. Do the right click blank area, and see if perhaps a device is disabled.

Audio Device - Enable Hidden Devices - Vista Forums

Also, I see that when you use a mic, you will see sound bars moving on the recording tab, do you see signs that the mic is working, but there is just no sound?

A Guy
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21 Nov 2010   #8
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AarONj View Post
Hm becuse my windows 7 is an update before i reformated and just updated from vita i had no problem with my microphone. So would it be a good idea to try and download the vista drivers?

EDIT: when i reformated i installed vista and then stright after Windows 7. (i dont know what effect that will have) basically what i mean is i did not update anything on vista i just went stright to updating to windows 7. I am not sure if this had any effect.
I know the experts here always recommend a clean install. I'll add some basic things we suggest. Use the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You may want to try a repair install, but hold off until others have a chance to reply

Repair Install

A Guy
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21 Nov 2010   #9
AarONj

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I will try those now thank you for the help A guy. If i dont get back with another reply shortly its probaly becuse its 9am over here and i havent slept a wink (just came from work).

Again thank you so much.
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21 Nov 2010   #10
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AarONj View Post
I will try those now thank you for the help A guy. If i dont get back with another reply shortly its probaly becuse its 9am over here and i havent slept a wink (just came from work).

Again thank you so much.
No problem, we have Guru's from all over the globe, just post back when you get a chance. A Guy

P.S. When you come back, fill in your system specs and it will help us to help you. If you don't know how, we can recommend programs to get the info.
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