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No microphone settings in Sound/Volume control?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by G0000, Nov 28, 2008.

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  1. G0000

    G0000 Thread Starter

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    I have a friend who bought a new microphone for her laptop, which runs Windows XP Home Edition. The mic is one of the ones with the pink input plug, which her laptop does support. When she plugs it in and tries to record something, it's just dead silence.

    I tried to walk her through un-muting the mic, but she has no options for that under Sound/Volume control. Under Options->Properties there is no option to select Microphope or Line In to be enabled in the main window.

    I got her to update her sound drivers, but it didn't help, either.

    Anyone have any idea what might be wrong, and why there is no way to enable microphone settings under the Sound/Volume control section? Thanks...
     
  2. Claymore

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    When you were checking in Options => Properties, did you look in both 'Playback' and 'Recording' (click the radio button). They can be listed in either/or or both.
     
  3. G0000

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    Nope, doesn't show up in either...
     
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