Sound card not detected on Windows 7

October 18, 2012 at 00:56:33
Specs: Windows 7
I found out that my microphone is not working although the audio is working perfectly. I have checked almost everything but it is not working. Please help.

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October 18, 2012 at 04:08:34

Kindly let me know if that’s the Internal or the External Microphone, you are facing issues with?

Go to your control panel, and find the icon for "sounds and audio devices" (or something similar). Open it up and explore the tabs. There should be a check box to enable the mic port. It's usually off by default.

Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, and select Sound Recorder. Click Start Recording and speak into the microphone. Recording tab will show a detected signal for the Microphone device.
Microphone Icon should have Green check mark on it. If there is no Green check mark, it means it is disabled. If there is No green mark on Microphone it never works. To enable the Microphone Right click on Microphone and click on Enable. If you do not see the Microphone in the list, Right click on the White space and select Show disabled devices. Then you would see the Microphone. However, if you do not see the green check mark on it, Right click on it and click on enable. And also Select Microphone and click on Set Default (If Set as default button is active).

Hope this Helps

Thanks & Regards
Debbie B

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October 18, 2012 at 04:54:07
Unplug the microphone and while Windows is on, plug it in again. Windows should pop up with a set up box for you to select that you are plugging in a microphone and set up its functions. This should happen anytime you plug in an audio device when windows is on, it will ignore the device if you plug it in when the system is off or asleep and then turn it on.

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October 18, 2012 at 05:28:43
What type of mic do you have ? Plug-in type that is plugged directly into the sound card or USB ?

Did you correctly install the drivers for your sound card or did you use Windows update for sound board drivers ?

Is your sound board onboard of motherboard or separate PCI or PCIe or USB card ?


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