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03-22-2011 11:47 PM
I really want to know how did you turn off your MIC ?
I am an HP employee!!
03-23-2011 09:03 PM
I was using Roxio Creator to import video (first time I had used it) and I was getting a lot of interference on the audio line. I thought it was coming from my microphones so I went to Control Panel, Sound, Manage audio devices. I went to the "Recording" tab and found an External Mic and an Internal mic, and the line imput (from the Roxio adaptor plugged into a USB port). Since I didn't have a external mic plugged in, I thought the problem was the internal mic. I clicked on the external mic and then at the bottom of the box, the properties. This brought up a new window for the internal mic properties. At the bottom of that window was a "Device Usage" box and showed "Use this device (enable). I clicked on the arrow at the right of that box and clicked on disable. I expected to be able to come back to this same point later to enable the mic when finished using Roxio. Unfortunately, the mic no longer shows up in the recording box of the Sound box. I have no way to turn the mic back on. I later found that I shouldn't have disabled the mic because that didn't solve my interference problem. Roxio has an options box that lets you select what input you are using for sound when importing video.
03-24-2011 08:07 PM
I found the solution. You turn on the sound recorder and then click the help in the right hand side. From there click on "What can I do if I'm having trouble recording audio on my computer when using Sound Recorder?" and...Click to open the Recording Audio troubleshooter. The troubleshooter can turn the internal mic array back on. I don't know how but it works.
02-22-2013 04:13 AM
Open Start menu
Click on Control Panel
Open Hardware and Sound menu
Double right click on Sound
Small Sound menu will appear
Click on Recording which will show enabled devices
Right click on any empty space in this menu box
A small box will appear with Show Disabled Devices
Click on this and the Internal Mic icon will appear
Click on this icon to enable