Windows 10: Microphone not working unless i open a certain game.

Discus and support Microphone not working unless i open a certain game. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Basically my problem is that my microphone just won't work whenever i try talking unless i have Call of duty: Black ops 2 open. i don't know how that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by TahaQuartz, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Microphone not working unless i open a certain game.


    Basically my problem is that my microphone just won't work whenever i try talking unless i have Call of duty: Black ops 2 open. i don't know how that happened but i need help so that i can have my mic work without needing BO2 open.

    :)
     
    TahaQuartz, Nov 26, 2020
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  2. Aceman.au Win User

    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?
     
    Aceman.au, Nov 26, 2020
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  3. Certain Microphone Not Working

    Hi Daniel,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    Before we proceed I would like you to try the following steps and see if it helps:

    Step 1: Ensure the headphone or microphone is fully and firmly inserted into the correct jack.

    Step 2: Plug in the headphone or microphone and see if the same shows up in Control Panel.

    Step 3: Check the volume property. Ensure that it’s not mute.

    You may also follow the methods below and check if it helps:

    Method 1:

    Please follow the instruction

    a) Right-click on sound icon in the taskbar and select “Recording Devices”.

    See if the Microphone is listed.

    b) If not, right-click on the blank area and select “Show Disabled Devices”.

    c) Right-click on your microphone and select “Enable”.

    Method 2:



    I also suggest you to make your headphone as the default device when it is plugged in.

    This may happen when you have the external speakers set to default.

    Perform the task mentioned below to set headphones as default:

    1. On the start screen of windows 8 press the ‘Windows key + X’ key on the keyboard and then click on control panel and then Hardware and sound option.

    2. Click in Sound, then a new window will open up.

    3. In the new windows click on the tab "Playback" and right click in the window and click on Show Disabled devices.

    4. Now check if headphones are listed there and right click on it and choose enable.

    5. Highlight that headphones and click on "Set as Default".



    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Anju Thekkethil, Nov 26, 2020
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  4. Junaid_A Win User

    Microphone not working unless i open a certain game.

    External microphone does not work

    Hi Zarbab,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    The issue could be because of the microphone being in a disabled state. I suggest you to try the steps listed below and check if it works:



    • Open Control Panel and categorize to view by
      Small Icons.
    • Click on Speech Recognition and navigate to
      Advanced Speech Options > Microphone > Advanced
    • Check Real Conexant HD Audio, save the changes and exit
      Control Panel.
    • Restart the machine to see if the microphone works.


    Meanwhile, you may also want to go through the troubleshooting suggestions given in the following articles and see if they help:



    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,
     
    Junaid_A, Nov 26, 2020
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