Windows 10: StereoMix causes feedback loop when Mic is disabled

Discus and support StereoMix causes feedback loop when Mic is disabled in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I got into an issue I didn't understand at first but I have the exact steps for reproducing it.First of all, I use my laptop for work, and I use a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by hbazan, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. hbazan Win User

    StereoMix causes feedback loop when Mic is disabled


    Hi, I got into an issue I didn't understand at first but I have the exact steps for reproducing it.First of all, I use my laptop for work, and I use a wireless headset for meetings, so the only microphone I will ever use is the one from the headset. Thus, I will never ever use the laptop built in mic. That's why I always disable the mic drivers from all laptops, no matter the OS.Then, I needed to send some applications to a different audio output, to split calls and job related things from my music. I've been able to do that enabling StereoMix, and then sending music to the line headphones out

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    hbazan, Jul 30, 2021
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  2. Open Mic at Windows Startup causing loud feedback

    I have a Blue Yeti (USB) mic which is plugged into a powered USB Hub and I'm running Windows 10 Pro.



    For a couple of months now I've had an issue whereby as Windows 10 starts my mic is open and this creates very loud feedback through my speakers.



    I use EarTrumpet as my volume control application and this is showing my Blue Yeti mic as a speaker. I can disable this as a speaker to stop the issue occurring, but after a day or two something re-enables it.



    Therefore, I have got into the habit of muting my mic as soon as I power the PC on, but would really like a better solution.



    I’ve tried the following steps from a post someone else made that sounded like a similar issue…

    - Press ‘Windows key + I’ together to open ‘Settings’.

    - Click on ‘Update & Security’.

    - Click on ‘Troubleshoot’.

    - Click on ‘Playing audio’.

    - Click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’.

    You can also update the audio drivers

    and once again disabled the Blue Yeti as a Speaker as a result of doing so, but the mic is still working as a speaker, and EarTrumpet still shows it as a speaker, even after a reboot.

    Windows could not find any new drivers.

    I’ve tried using ProcessLasso because a few weeks back I read a post that implied that a svchost task was causing this, but nothing obvious was showing.
     
    KaitlynnAllen, Jul 30, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 Disabled Microphone still causing Speaker feedback

    I've completed all of these same steps and I have an Asus EeePC 1005. No change and I still get feedback or when I try to interact with Cortana, nothing. Please help.
     
    Aubrey Dionne Stallworth, Jul 30, 2021
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  4. fireberd Win User

    StereoMix causes feedback loop when Mic is disabled

    USB Mic Problems.

    The next step is what I suggested originally. Try it in a friend's PC or take it to Best Buy and ask them to try it one of their PC's. Have to confirm the mic is working OK.
     
    fireberd, Jul 30, 2021
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