Fix: Built-in Microphone Has Disappeared From Device List
One of the users of Microsoft forum recently said that his built-in microphone driver has disappeared. When he reached for Device Manager, his microphone wasn’t listed. Fortunately there’s a solution for this problem, and you’ll find it in this article.
Re-enable Your Microphone From Control Panel
Apparently, the problem occurred when the user connected his external USB microphone and disabled his built-in microphone as he though that two microphones will prevent each other from working. But when he tried to re-enable the built-in mic, it was no longer present on the devices list. But solving this problem is simple, you just need to make the microphone visible again, and here’s how to do it:
- Go to Control Panel
- Click on Sound and then go to Recording tab
- Right-click with your mouse somewhere on the windows and click on Show Disabled Devices
- Your built-in microphone should show up, and you’ll be able to enable it again
You can also solve this problem by reinstalling drivers for your built-in microphone. But I think that re-enabling it in the Control Panel is the simpler solution.
Reinstall Microphone Drivers
Just in case you like this way more, we’re going to mention this method, as well. It may sound like a cliche, but reinstalling your microphone drivers really helps. But, since our microphone has disappeared, you can’t update or reinstall its driver traditionally, from Device Manager. You’re going to need to download it from manufacturer’s website, and than install it. After you reinstall your microphone‘s driver, it should show up in the Device Manager and you’ll be able to record sounds as usual.
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That’s all for today, if these solutions didn’t work for you, or you have some additional comments or suggestions (or maybe another solution for this problem), please write your thoughts in the comments section below.
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