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Why won't my microphone work?

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April 16, 2014 9:06:37 PM

I have this laptop and when I went to record something on Hypercam 3, the option to record audio from the microphone wasn't available. I went to Start > Control Panel > Sound > Recording but it didn't show my Microphone. It should always show since it's an internal microphone built into my laptop. But when I plugged in my headset that has a microphone, it didn't show either. I don't know what it could possibly be but i'll give you as much information about my laptop listed below.


Windows edition: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-Core 2.20GHz

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 1xHHD 297GB

Programs Installed:
Adobe AIR 3.8..0.870
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX 11.8.800.94
Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin 11.8.800.94
Adobe Reader XI 11.0.03
Adobe Shockwave Player 12.0.3.133
Auslogics DiskDefrag 4.2.1.0
CCleaner 4.12
Fraps (unknown version)
Google Chrome 34.0.1847
Hypercam 3 3.5.1211.29 (may uninstall later depending on how well fraps turns out to be)
Java 7 Update 60 (64-bit) 7.0.600
Java SE Development Kit 7 Update 60 1.7.0.600
K-Lite Codec Pack 9.9.5 (64-bit)
K-Lite Codec Pack 9.9.5 (Full)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack 4.0.30319
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.50709
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0
Microsoft Silverlight 5.1.30214.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] 3.1.0000
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects 10.50.1447.4
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5.8080.0 SP2 ENU
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5.8080.0 SP2 x64 ENU
Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types 10.50.1447.4
Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express - ENU 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistrubutable - x86 9.0.30729.4974
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistrubutable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Runtime - 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools 10.0.30319
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - UNU 10.0.30319
Norton AntiVirus 20.4.0.40
NVIDIA Display Control Panel 6.14.12.5957
NVIDIA Drivers 1.10.62.40
Razer Game Booster 4.2.45.0
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Synthesia 9
Sony Vegas Pro 12.0.770 (64-bit)
Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 4.0.8080.0 SP2 ENU
Windows Essentials 2012 16.4.3508.0205
WinRAR 4.20 (64-bit)

Games:
Minecraft

Other AntiViruses:
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA

Theme: Windows Classic

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April 16, 2014 9:18:01 PM

Under your recording settings tab, right click anywhere within the devices window and ensure both, "show disabled devices" and "show disconnected devices" are checked off. That should show your device if it has been disabled by either, yourself un-intentionally, or any of that software you have installed. After which, you can simply right click the device and click the "enable" option in the resulting menu.
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