Windows 10: Microphone issues (Windows Audio)

Discus and support Microphone issues (Windows Audio) in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; When I start my PC, my microphone doesn’t work however my headset and audio does. I have to manually go to the services window, restart windows audio... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/IsolaOw, Sep 17, 2020 at 3:07 AM.

  1. Microphone issues (Windows Audio)


    When I start my PC, my microphone doesn’t work however my headset and audio does. I have to manually go to the services window, restart windows audio and than it works. Is there anything I can do to try fix this so I don’t have to manually restart every time?

    Thanks!

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  2. Riel Alc Win User

    Microphone issues

    Hi Michael,

    Here are the possible reasons why you're getting an error "The microphone did not pick anything up" when using it:

    • Incorrect settings (microphone is not set as default device)
    • Corrupted or outdated driver
    • Faulty device

    For us to isolate the issue, we'd like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made to your computer prior to this issue(e.g. Windows updates)?
    • Have you tried connecting other microphone to your computer?
    • Have you tried connecting the microphone to the other computer?

    In the meantime, we suggest running the Recording Audio Troubleshooter to find and repair problems with recording sound. We also suggest checking if your microphone is set as your default recording device. For troubleshooting steps, please see
    Geethu B's on this
    link.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
  3. Microphone issue

    We suggest that you run the Audio troubleshooter.

    • Type troubleshoot in the search bar.
    • Select Troubleshoot.
    • On the right pane, select Playing Audio.
    • Click Run the troubleshooter.

    You can also check this thread and follow the troubleshooting steps provided
    by the community members.

    Let us know if you require further assistance.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Sep 17, 2020 at 3:26 AM
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  4. Aceman.au Win User

    Microphone issues (Windows Audio)

    Sennheiser GSP 350. Microphone stops working when I open any game

    Wow, ok. I think I've fixed it by accident while fiddling around.

    It appears to be the Realtek audio being the issue here. I don't use my onboard sound card as my headset is a USB headset only and my speakers are plugged into an ASUS sound card.

    Step by step fix:
    • I went into recording devices
    • I enabled STEREO MIX (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    • Then I set that Stereo Mix as the DEFAULT DEVICE (At this point it took over both input and output devices without my permission )
    • Then set my Sennheiser headset as default recording and playback devices in their respective windows even though they both still said they were the default devices when they weren't
    Headset microphone is currently functioning while in game now. I'll update the thread if it goes again. Should I completely disable Realtek audio??? Or will windows just force it to work again?
     
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