Resolving Windows® 7 Sound Recorder Issues
Are you having problems with sound recorder in Windows 7 system? Find out how to solve them.
Windows 7 is the best Operating System from Microsoft yet. This OS has become very popular in a short time as it comes with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Aero, Windows Gadgets and so on. Some of the older features in Windows based operating systems have also been included in Windows 7. This includes the sound recorder feature. The sound recorder feature in Windows 7 allows users to record sound files using the microphone and play them back. Unlike previous versions of sound recorders in Windows Operating Systems, the sound recorder in Windows 7 can record sound at very high clarity. The sound recorder in Windows 7 supports wave as well as AMR formats. Apart from the high quality of sound recording, features of sound recorder include record, pause capabilities, continuous record (depending on free space), capability for users to select location to save recordings etc. Although using sound recorder in Windows 7 is easy, there are some problems that might come up with the use of it. These include sound recorder not working, error messages when using recorder, system freezing while using recorder, very poor quality recordings etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix issues with sound recorder in Windows 7:
- Check microphone drivers
- Check settings
- Fix system issues
Check microphone drivers
The sound recorder on your Windows 7 works with the help of the default microphone. The microphone is the hardware that records the sound and the microphone requires drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the microphone and the OS and issues with the microphone drivers can cause problems with the functioning of sound recorder. All Windows 7 users having problems with the use of sound recorder are suggested to check the microphone drivers installed on the system using the 'Device manager' and if the drivers are found incorrect/ illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced to solve the problems.
There are many sound and microphone related settings on Windows 7 computers and incorrect configuration of microphone settings can also result in issues with the working of the sound recorder. If the sensitivity of the microphone is set to very low, then the sound recorder would not be able to record any of the sound. Windows 7 users having problems with the sound recorder are advised to check the settings of the microphone and also test the device using the default tool. This can be done using the recorder option on the 'Control Panel' and reconfigure the settings to solve the problems.
Errors or problems within the Windows 7 Operating System can also cause problems with the working of sound recorder. The errors might be within the registry of the system or with some of the system files essential for the working of sound recorder. In such cases, cleaning the registry with a registry cleaning software and repairing the system files on the OS using default 'Repair' option and installation disc. If the problem has come up recently, then restoring the system to previous restore point using System Restore feature would also solve the problems.
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