Low Audio Input

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by NFJimc, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. NFJimc

    NFJimc New Member

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    OK, I have an external sound card that is plugged in via a USB port and had been working just fine. Windows recognized it as an Audio CODEC and labeled it as a microphone. Suddenly the audio from it went low almost to the point where it is unusable. I have checked and double checked all the settings that I can find and made sure that the levels are all set to 100%. Assuming the sound card is good, and I have no reason to suspect that it isn't does anyone have any ideas as to what may have changed and why? The only thing I haven't done is uninstall the drivers and re-install the external sound card and let Windows detect it an re-install it.
     
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    I would suspect an update may have affected the cards drivers. I would go to the web site of the sound card manufacturer and get the latest drivers for your card.
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Did you change anything else on the system, like plug in some device other than the sound card?

    How are you listening to the audio?

    Changing ports for a USB device will cause the drivers to be reloaded for that port.
     

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