Mic volume extremely low

i need help ASAP. I have a headset with a mic, and it works fine on my laptop, my Xbox, my phone, everything. The mic is normal volume there. However, in Windows 10, it is extremely quiet, even though all my mic settings are turned to 100. Gain does not help, none of the other forums have solutions. No mic will work on Windows 10, I have to scream to get even a little volume. Please help!
Please try these options one by one and check after each option.

1. Run Hardware & Devices / Audio Troubleshooters
Type Troubleshoot in Windows Start Search box > Click Troubleshoot >
A. Click Hardware & Devices > Run the Troubleshooter
B. Click Playing Audio > Run the Troubleshooter
C. Recording Audio > Run the troubleshooter
D. Speech > Run the troubleshooter

2. Microphone is not disabled and is set as default
Type Sound in Windows Start Seach box > Click Sound > Under Recording tab, right click on an empty space and select, Show disconnected devices and Show disabled devices > Select Microphone and click on Properties and make sure that the microphone is enabled > You may also check if the microphone that you are using is set as default.

3. Set up microphone
Type microphone in Windows Start Search box > Click Set up a Microphone > Select required type of microphone (for internal mic, select Others) > Follow the onscreen directions to set it up

4. Take actions related to Audio Driver
Windows Key+X > Device Manager > Sound, Video & game controllers > Right Click on the entry below > Properties > Driver Tab >

A. Roll Back - If Roll back driver is enabled, roll it back

B. Uninstall - Uninstall Device and restart to reinstall it automatically

C. Download and reinstall the driver from computer manufacturer's website - If you face issue, let me know your computer make and model?

(Source - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402699...)

5. Check out other steps in HP Guide for Microphone Not Working


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Last updated July 9, 2021 Views 5,138 Applies to: