I have this strange problem on my Windows 7 PC, 64-Bit, i7-950, 12GB RAM, 128GB Crucial SSD.
Any new USB Audio Devices that I try to connect to my PC appear to be installed correctly. It gives me the "installed the new driver successfully" message.
However, when I want to use the headset, I get no audio input whatsoever. In the Control Panel the Audio input bar does not even show.
- First I thought the problem was somewhere with the USB headset, which has its own sound card. But the first USB sound card that I tested worked flawlessly on 2 other computers.
- And now I have a different USB headset from a different manufacturer and the same problem. It's also brand-new, and it does work on other computers.
- My old USB headset by Sennheiser and my Logitech Webcam continue to work as they should.
- I have tried different USB ports on my computer, some of which are connected directly to the mainboard and some to PCI card that supplies additional ports. I always get the same result: Windows does not accept any voice input or output from/to the new headset.
- I have already uninstalled all other audio devices.
- I have deactivated 2 Voip applications and Dragon NaturallySpeaking that might capture voice input.
Here is a screenshot of my control panel settings for audio input devices:
Note: I had to disconnect my Sennheiser Headset in order to be able to open the Control Panel again. It would not accept to audio devices plugged in at the same time. It crashed.
So, what should I do?
Reinstall Windows? I seriously thought these days were over...