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Windows 7: Microphone Problems PLEASE HELP!

19 Jun 2009   #1
teh cakinator

Windows 7
 
 
Microphone Problems PLEASE HELP!

I have recently wiped my laptop and reinstalled with windows 7 and have been having problems with microphones ever since. Originally I was trying to fix the built in microphone, but now I have bought a brand new microphone.

The problem is the microphone is not picking up sound correctly. It only picks up sound dimly and I am unable to turn it up.

Please to help.


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19 Jun 2009   #2
Johanster

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you have, by any chance, paper stuffed inside the mike cavity?

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Try a driver update? Should work, or try running the program in a compatability mode. First things that come to mind.
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19 Jun 2009   #3
teh cakinator

Windows 7
 
 

No sir, can't say I do sir.
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20 Jun 2009   #4
Trev19

Windows 7
 
 

Same Issue,, they really need to fix it, cause alot of people are having this problem and no one seems to know how to fix it.. This is the only issue i am having with Windows 7.
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20 Jun 2009   #5
teh cakinator

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trev19 View Post
Same Issue,, they really need to fix it, cause alot of people are having this problem and no one seems to know how to fix it.. This is the only issue i am having with Windows 7.
Ya, same here. I've seen a lot of people with it I was hoping someone would have found a cure by now
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20 Jun 2009   #6
bjs53

Win 7, Home Premium
 
 

At the begining with 7100 RC 32 bit, microphone level was also very low. I have found that in Manage audio devices, recording, microphone, properties, levels - the default level is low. When I changed it to max it was OK. However I noticed one interestiing issue - In advanced tab you can check the option "allow applications to take exlusive control of this device", and then different application change the level in general, not only for that application. In my case Skype change the max 100% level to 70 %.
And even when I again set up 100% in audio configuration, Skype when I opened it make it lower - to the level appropiate for Skype but not for other application. When I unchecked in Skype an option "automatically adjust microphone settings" the level is kept on max. So you can unchceck the "allow applications to take exlusive control of this device" or keep proper level in application you use.
I hope it will solve your problem. It is solved in my case.
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07 Feb 2010   #7
deborah53

Windows 7
 
 

Is the answer to the microphone glitch after intstalling Win-7 going to be a clean install of Win-7 or a clean install of my previous version of Vista? That's what a tech support guy told me on the phone today.
I think they just use that (clean install) when they don't know what the heck to do.
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07 Feb 2010   #8
deborah53

Windows 7
 
 

Also; my Photoshop Elements 4.0 stopped working. does anyone have a workaround for the microphone problem or the PE 4.0 problem?
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