Microphone not working after updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I installed the automated updates for XP from Microsoft (don't ask me which ones, I have no idea, I am not very tech savvy) and now my microphone doesn't work. It was working fine 2 days ago and that's the only change that I can think of.

    When I plug in the jack I can see the sound test bars moving but when I speak nothing is actually happening.

    Any thoughts? Do I need a new mike?

    I tried reinstalling the driver (I have an HP510) and while the system was doing that I got 2 pop-ups from the Windows firewall asking if I'm sure I want to allow the apps which is why I'm thinking those pesky updates might have done something to the mike driver.

    Any ideas? Thanks!!

    • Moved by Cloud_TS Monday, December 20, 2010 8:56 AM move to applicable forum (From:Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility)
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:36 PM