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Can not get microphone to work!

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  1. blinky5

    blinky5 Thread Starter

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    For some strange reason i cannot get a microphone to work on my computer anymore, i used to use it all the time on ventrilo and online games, but i went on vacation, and no one touched it while i was gone, but when i got back it no longer worked. i have tried 3 mics that all work on other computers, and nothing works. i thought it might be my soundcard but i bought a new motherboard(with 7.1 audio) and still nothing. my computer knows that the mic is there but it wont work. i think that this problem has something to do with ventrilo, or possibly some old audio settings hidden somewhere in my computer that are muting my microphone. i had a similar problem before but with some basic troubleshooting i got it fixed fairly easily. but this time it didnt work.

    please help me!!!:(
     
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  3. gotrootdude

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    First check the mixer for the card by double clicking the speaker icon on the taskbar, if it doesn't show the microphone, then click "options" and then "properties" , and make sure there's a check by the microphone in both the playback and the recording sections.

    Next open your control panel, open the "sounds and multimedia" applet, click on "audio" tab and make sure the right device is selected for playback and recording.

    If it still doesn't work, I'd open the device manager, open the properties for the sound card, and try performing a driver rollback.
     
  4. blinky5

    blinky5 Thread Starter

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    THANKS A MILLION, it was your first recomendation and now it works fine. You just saved me a pile of time.:) :) :)
    ill be sure to tell people about this site
     
  5. blinky5

    blinky5 Thread Starter

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    ah i was ahead of myself, no luck. can you explain how i perform a driver rollback?
     
  6. blinky5

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    never mind i got it working


    thanks again!
     
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