Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop ?

Microphone not working

\015 Microphone stopped working after a tech fixed an email issue. Used microphone with skype program. checked in control panal. microphone show that it is not working.\015

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Windows with the latest Service Packs and updates, available from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
•\015\012Device (sound, video, motherboard etc) drivers (those can be found on\015\012the device manufacturer's website - contact the manufacturer/vendor of\015\012the device for more information)
• DirectX - the core multimedia component of Windows. The newest version can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.aspx

After that please reinstall Skype as follows:

1. Backup your Skype chat history files.

• Close Skype
• Go to C:\\Documents and Settings\\your_windows_username\\ApplicationData\\Skype\\your_skype_name
and copy this directory somewhere safe (burn to CD, etc.)

2. Uninstall Skype.

• Open "Control Panel" (Start > Control Panel, or Start > Settings > Control Panel) and choose "Add/Remove Programs".
• Select Skype from the list and click on "Remove".
• Go to C:\\Program Files and delete the Skype folder from there.
• Go to C:\\Documents and Settings\\your_windows_username\\ApplicationData and delete the Skype folder from there.
• Go to C:\\Documents and Settings\\All users\\ApplicationData and delete the Skype folder from there.
• Open “Windows Start Menu” and select "Run".
• Enter "regedit" in the text box and click "OK".
• Open the "Edit" drop-down menu and click "Find".
• Search for the keyword "Skype". Delete all search results.

3. Download and install the latest version of Skype at:

4. To restore your chat history, move Skype chat history files back to:
C:\\Documents and Settings\\your_windows_username\\ApplicationData\\Skype\\your_skype_name.

Note:\015\012There is no need to backup contacts as they are stored centrally on our\015\012server and can be accessed anywhere as long as you log in with the same\015\012username and password. A detailed list of your calls and SMS messages\015\012is available at:

Hope this helps.

Had to uncheck Skype option "Let Skype adjust my sound device settings"
Skype was setting microphone back to wrong settings when I went skypping.

Had to uncheck Skype option "Let Skype adjust my sound device settings"
Skype was setting microphone back to wrong settings
Hello henryup39
\015\012I really want to help you with this.
\015\012I understand it was working before but please confirm the following for me:
  • What operating system the computer is running (such as Windows XP, Vista, etc)
  • \015\012
  • The make and model of the microphone (may be written on it somewhere)
\015\012Along with that, please tell me the following:
  1. Right-click on the small speaker icon in your system tray (that is next to the time in the bottom-right) and choose Recording Devices
  2. \015\012
  3. What do you see listed in the Recording Devices tab?
\015\012I should be able to assist further. Please get back to me.
\015\012Best regards
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