View Full Version : Microphone Issue
03-14-2009, 08:50 AM
I have Windows XP. My computer has just onboard sound. When I plug in a microphone or headset w/ mic I cannot use the microphone in CS or vent. If I go to Control Panel, Sounds and Audio Devices, Voice, then Voice Recording and click Volume it bring up the Recording Control window. Now on this window the options you can edit are Stereo Mix, Line In, External Mic, Internal Mic. I understand that on my other computer in that same window you should see an option/section for Microphone (so you can adjust the volume etc etc.). This microphone option is not here on the computer I am using but is on every other one I have seen. I have tried those Internal/External Mic options but they don't work. No my mic isn't broken either. Oh and on the window in options at the top there isn't a microphone option that is not checked (it just doesnt exist?) I thought that maybe it would be there in the options section without a checkmark in the box next to it but it isn't. So I have no idea what's going on. This computer isn't really old at all but the sound card is just onboard. There is a jack to plug in a mic so I doubt that the computer's sound card doesn't support mics are something like that :/
BTW no my mic isn't muted and none of the settings are wrong in vent or CS. It is obviously something to do with the computer.
03-14-2009, 09:56 AM
id start by updating your onboard sound. It may make it a lot easier, find what kinda drivers and make sure it's up to date.
03-14-2009, 10:06 AM
theres an ss of what i mean.
03-14-2009, 11:32 AM
Uh click the "Playback" box and see if there's a microphone option anywhere there
03-14-2009, 02:16 PM
no in playback there is no mic optiion either :/ and my drivers are current. i also tried older ones. no luck
03-14-2009, 05:09 PM
does any1 know if this could be a registry problem? like could a registry item have been deleted that effected the microphone? i am just shooting in the dark with that question because i really dunno what else to do.
03-15-2009, 10:04 PM
try going to Control panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Voice>Voice recording> make sure your using right sound card> Test hardware> will let you set up mic volume and see it if it works
hope it helps
03-15-2009, 11:15 PM
tried that before ^ didnt work when i tried.
03-16-2009, 02:52 AM
I know when I have mic problems, every time I get a new headset I have to sit there for a hour just playing with the options in order for the "plug and play" to work... so if u just sit and play with options over and over again. You should fix it. I know its not much help but just unclicking and clicking options.. and then testing it on vent is what I do and it works about 90% of the time.
03-16-2009, 02:51 PM
Go to where you test your microphone in the control panel under the recording tab and see if you get a response when you speak. also if you have plug and play options, go into ventrilo under voice tab then in your output set that to your mic you have selected under the recording tab in your Microsoft sound settings and it should work.
03-17-2009, 04:42 PM
thanks for the advice but none of that worked :/
my solution to my problem is i just have to use a usb headset that has a built in sound card because then the headset uses that sound card and wont use my computers messed up one that doesnt support the mic. so its basically something wrong with my sound card but i got a fix for now. doesnt matter tho i am building a computer and will stop using this laptop.
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