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MSN Messenger tells me my microphone is not enabled, why?

MSN Messenger tells me my microphone is not enabled, why?


Right click on the speaker icon in the notification area of the task bar, select Open Volume Control, select Options, Properties, then select Recording, make sure the box next to Microphone is checked, and then press OK. Now, underneath the volume control for the Microphone, make sure that Select is checked and you should be good to go.

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9 comments on “MSN Messenger tells me my microphone is not enabled, why?”

  1. Tried but unable it gave the same error message.
    This is after I tried to re-install audio drivers.
    This message appears after I have installed XP Service Pack 2.I do not have any problem when I was running Service Pack 1 on my MSN Messenger.
    Any help.

  2. I have tried everything you suggested. I even purchased a new microphone – still nothing.
    Is there anything else to try. I have tried the Microsoft wizard test and the Yahoo wizard test.
    Still no results.

  3. I’ve already tried everything you’ve said and much more.. My microphone works with everything but MSN Messenger so now I’m assuming it’s MSN’s problem.. Oh well, I won’t have fun with audio conversations…

  4. I have the same problem with mic. Its works fine with Win XP without SP2. But once SP2 is installed mic no output. I tested mic with XP sound recorder also and it gives no output too. I have included mic inside volume control property and untick mute. But all these seems futile. Anyone can help ?

  5. This didn’t work ! My mic still didn’t work. I tried the following and now it works!!!

    Try turning off the QoS Packet Scheduler. To do so, click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Communications, and then Network Connections. Right click your network/internet connection, then click Properties. Uncheck the QoS Packet
    Scheduler, and try again. If the QoS option is grayed out, simply click on it and choose the
    Uninstall button instead.

  6. i have a similar problem… I do not recall when but for some time my laptop doesn’t recognize the front panel 3.5 mm jack microphone… it sends me an error message when i activate the speatch recognition system, or whenever skype runs… i tried already to roll it over on the control panel/sound… tried to find it in the manage device program, yet i cannot find it there. Any suggestions?


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