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Windows 7: All USB microphones not working properly except Plantronics headset

17 Sep 2016   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
All USB microphones not working properly except Plantronics headset

This problem has me completely stumped.

Suddenly I have skype problems. Using a Logitech C910 or 620 webcam I get perfect video. Audio works well for about a minute and then it cuts out. I have to switch the input from the C910 to the Realtek drivers for a moment and then, after switching back to the 910, it works just fine for another minute. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I went to the sound control panel and found that none of my USB devices are working for audio input. Blue Yeti microphone - negative. Can't get it to work with Skype at all. Can't even get the control panel >> hardware & sound >> manage audio devices and I see the microphone is set to level zero and muted. I click the mute button to unmute, raise the level to 80.

I go to any audio program. It works for 10 seconds and then the control panel does the same - zeroes out the volume and puts all the devices into mute. It's incredibly irritating.

Nothing has worked. Remove and reinstall all drivers. Remove all Logitech drivers. Remove and reinstall latest Realtek drivers. Cannot seem to beat this problem. Volume is constantly zeroed out. Even when applications are supposed to control the audio source (like skype) it does the same.

Using a Plantronics headset works fine. It is the only device that works without a problem. Yet at least 3 other devices, all by different manufacturers and well support too (like the Blue Yeti) exhibit this recurring issue. Hope someone can help isolate it as Google Voice, Hangouts, Skype are all paralyzed without the audio! Thank you!

PS - Running
AS Rock Extreme4Gen3 mobo
Win 7 latest and updated
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 All USB microphones not working properly except Plantronics headset

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