You may not hear any sound when you play back a recording that was recorded by using the Sound Recorder application in Windows Vista

You may not hear any sound when you play back a recording that was recorded by using the Sound Recorder application in Windows Vista

Article ID : 925811
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 2.4

SYMPTOMS

You try to record audio by using the Sound Recorder application and a microphone in Windows Vista. When you play back the recording, you may not hear any sound.

Note The microphone in this example is the default logical capture device.

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CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Microsoft High Definition (HD) Audio class driver in Windows Vista sets the volume slider for logical capture devices to 0 dB as a system default.

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RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, adjust the recording volume slider from 0 dB to an acceptable volume. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Hardware and Sound.
3. Click Adjust system volume under the Sound option.
4. Move the slider up to increase the volume.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition

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