Windows 7 Mic bug/feature

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    Hmmm, my mic worked last Thursday night but yesterday morning it stopped working.

    The OS does not even see the damned thing. tried running driver updates and all that but since NO mic is detected at all, none of the auto updates work.

    I am seriously considering taking the machine out back and shooting it repeatedly with a 12 guage.

    Wont fix it but I will probably feel better.

    But before I do that, anyone got any suggestions on how to make my POS, err, I mean my OS Windows 7 detect my mic?
     
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    Maybe restart your computer while the mic is plugged in.
    i have to do that sometimes with usb hardware.
     
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    JimB wrote: I am seriously considering taking the machine out back and shooting it repeatedly with a 12 guage.

    Granny says, "Good idea...

    ... either dat...

    ... or a 30.06."
    :eusa_shifty:
     
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    I had a similar problem with my audio, it turned out that my default speakers had been changed by a program. check your Recoding tab under Control Panel >> Hardware and Sound >> Sound and make sure your microphone is set as the default.
     
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    Most likely a 3rd party program that is screwing up and not Windows 7. What program are you trying to use your mic in?
     
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    Grab a live CD of Linux Mint or Ubuntu. After an hour you'll understand.
     
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    I was wanting to use it in an online game called DDO.

    Got it working last night by plugging into my kerboard instead (wife suggested it).

    Still cant get it to work from the PC itself, but as long as it is working I am about done with it.

    Thank you all for your suggestions and help.
     
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    So it is an USB headset... that explains a lot. USB sux sometimes. Just as you know.. there is a limit to the amount of USB stuff you can have connected to the PC.. if you reach that limit, then something will stop working..
     

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