Win 7 Sound recorder- audio recording device cannot be found

Fresh install (new drive) of Win 7 Hiome Premium 64 bit on Dell XPS 420 Quad Core.  When I launch sound recorder it gives an error that audio recording device cannot be found.  Mic is plugged in front jack.  This worked with Vista.  I enabled show disabled devices and sho disconnected devices.  Any ideas?  I also tried rear mic jack.  I scanned for hardware changes.

 

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Last updated April 24, 2019 Views 163,373 Applies to:
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I did the things you mentioned above:

1.) method 1:  Windows 7 responded that it could not identify the problem
2.) method 2:  checked the show disabled devices and still no devices appear.  It still says no audio devices installed under the recording tab.
3.) method 3:  attempted to update driver and Win 7 reports I have the most up to date driver already

Any ideas?


There is really no other solution than a better driver for the device.
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