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    Unable to re-enable microphone on Windows Vista

    It was possible to use microphone with my PC running on Windows Vista without any issues. But when I try to make Skype call with a new mic, I was not able to hear my voice. I found that mic works fine while checking sounds in Control Panel. Therefore, I chose ‘do not use this device’ option from a menu reside at the bottom part of the tab. Since then, the ‘microphone’ option gets disappeared from the system and I can’t enable it again with the same settings. What should I do to fix up this issue?



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    Re: Unable to re-enable microphone on Windows Vista

    Get into the Control Panel and open ‘Sounds’ option again. Locate the ‘recording’ tab and press it. If you can’t view any devices listed on the screen or get “no devices installed” message, then right click anywhere inside the box. A menu will pop up on the screen afterwards from which select ‘show disabled devices’ option. This will bring up the list of devices disabled on your system. Choose ‘Mic’ option from that list and re-enable it by right clicking. This issue can also be resolved by uninstalling the sound driver and finding out new updates. But, it consumes more time than that of the former method.

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    Re: Unable to re-enable microphone on Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    It was possible to use microphone with my PC running on Windows Vista without any issues. But when I try to make Skype call with a new mic, I was not able to hear my voice. I found that mic works fine while checking sounds in Control Panel. Therefore, I chose ‘do not use this device’ option from a menu reside at the bottom part of the tab. Since then, the ‘microphone’ option gets disappeared from the system and I can’t enable it again with the same settings. What should I do to fix up this issue?
    HELLO DEAR,

    DEAR IF YOU MICROPHONE DOES NOT WORK THEN DEAR YOU MUST HAVE TO UPDATE IT SO THAT YOUR PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED. DEAR IF THIS IS ONLY SOFTWARE PROBLEM THEN IT WILL BE CURED BY THE UPDATE SO TO UPDATE FOLLOW THE PROCEDURE:-

    >> Dear first of all open control panel from the start button of your computer.

    click-control-panel.jpg

    >> Dear after control panel window appears on your screen you have to choose the sound option from the window.



    >> Dear now you have to navigate to recording tab dear there you see the device if you are not able to see any device then right click on the box and select the option show disabled devices .

    >> Dear now a list of disable devices will appear in front of you choose microphone option from the list.

    >> Dear now update the sound deriver.

    I HOPE YOU GET YOUR PROBLEM SOLVED.

    HAVE A NICE DAY,
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    Re: Unable to re-enable microphone on Windows Vista

    Hi,

    To solve the issue of not activating Microfone you need to take following action.

    Go to START > CONTROL PANEL > HARDWARE AND SOUND > DEVICE MANAGER > SOUND....... > DRIVER > UNINSTALL.

    Once that is done follow the same route to UPDATE DRIVER and a new sound driver will be installed.

    This can solve your problem permanently.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Unable to re-enable microphone on Windows Vista

    The Fixes
    1. If you have an external USB sound device such as those made by Andrea, Buddy, or VXI, go ahead and use this. These operate virtually identically in Vista and XP, although the sound device might show up in the Dragon Audio Set-up Wizard with a different name. These USB sound devices tend to provide predictable great performance with most wired microphones.
    2. If you must use a wired microphone plugged into your pc, you should do the following:
    • Be sure you have updated drivers for your sound card. Check with your pc manufacturer about this. These drivers are generally available for on-line downloading (be aware that some suggest there are problems with Creative Labs drivers and generic Windows drivers may be preferable).
    • Be sure that you are configured to show your microphone and that it is enabled by following the steps below:
      1. Open control panel
      2. Open the Sound control panel
      3. Go to the Recording tab
      4. Right click anywhere in the blank white area of the window to display the show disabled devices context menu
      5. Click on "Show disabled devices" (See below)
      6. Once your microphone is visible, right click on it and be if not already ticked, click on "Enable" - this should get your microphone working.
    Confirming Proper Functioning of your Microphone
    Once you have completed the above steps you can test your microphone under the Vista operating system using the sound recorder. This involves the following steps (borrowed from Microsoft Help):
    1. Make sure you have an audio input device, such as a microphone, connected to your computer.
    2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Sound Recorder.
    3. Click Start Recording.
    4. To stop recording audio, click Stop Recording.
    5. (Optional) If you want to continue recording audio, click Cancel. In the Save As dialog box, click Resume Recording, continue to record sound, and then click Stop Recording.
    6. Click the File name box, type a file name for the recorded sound, and then click Save to save the recorded sound as an audio file.

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