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The configuration for the volume control has suddenly changed. No more microphone column and no sound at all! How to restore it?

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  • giolook Jan 01, 2009

    I tried it didn't work. Not sure if it's because of the new year and some setting taking place? I'll try to make the restore at an earlier day than the 31st. Thank you!

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You can use Restore Point for this matter:

  • Note: To perform System Restore, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If this is your personal computer, you are likely already logged on with an administrator account.
    To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  • Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  • On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  • On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
Note: A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  • On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  • Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
    Click OK.
    If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.
*If those steps doesn't work, reinstall the drivers.

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click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select enable windows 7



click start control panel on the left select hardware and sound then select manage audio devices then recording you should see a microphone right click select configure speech recognition then


you will see earphones with a speaker among a list set up a microphone headset with microphone then next and next again you should see your earphones with microphone being configured



click start control panel sounds and audio devices select advanced there might be a tick in the mute box untick it or select audio from the microphone drop down list


make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or

select the voice tab


make sure that you have the right media selected also

select volume make sure the box for microphone has a tick in it


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make sure you have the right one selected and in the volume box make sure the microphone box has a tick in it or
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