Solved Can you disable you microphone?


altae

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Today I realized that there seems to be a bug concerning the microphone. No matter if I try to use the Sound Blaster Control Panel or the Windows Settings (System\Sound) I cannot disable the microphone that is connected to my sound card. Even though the microphone symbol in the settings changes from the standard symbol to the crossed out symbol the mic keeps recording (tested using Audacity). Am I the only one who has experienced this behavior or can anybody confirm this bug?

P.S. It seems to be a Sound Blaster issue. My other mic which is a USB mic can be disabled without any issues.
 
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So you clicked this icon to cross it out and the mic is still on? It completely kills the input from my Sound Blaster mic...
 

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    ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI
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Have sound blaster issued a certified Driver for Windows 11, and if so are you using it? There are a lot of "Under The Hood" changes in Windows 11 and sometimes these can slip through the net and cause issues.

If you can check with Creative or the Card supplier for possible solutions or updated drivers, (although Creative are not known for prompt driver updates for new versions of an OS :mad:)
 

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    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
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    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
Hello altae, :-

In addition, you could see if one of the options in the tutorial below may allow you to disable the microphone.

 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Windows Defender
Thanks for your reply. It looks like it was only a temporary issue since it suddenly started working again. Guess good old restart fixed it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 (64 GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Strix 2080Ti
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster ZxR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Dell UltraSharp U2413f
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force MP510 M.2 NVME SSD (960 GB)
    Seagate Barracuda Pro (12TB, 3.5")
    Seagate Exos X12 512E (12TB, 3.5")
    Corsair Force MP510 M.2 NVME SSD (1788 GB)
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum (1000 W)
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 240 Pro (12cm)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    1000 Mbit/s (synchronous)
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    GDATA Internet Security

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