Learn why Windows® Sound Recorder is not working
What are the issues due to which the Sound Recorder on your Windows stops working? Find out how to solve the problem
Windows based Operating Systems are very popular with all kinds of users because of their advanced features and user friendly options. The popularity of Windows operating systems can be attributed to their simple interface. Some of the default tools that come preinstalled with Windows based Operating Systems include Sound Recorder, Disk cleanup utility, Disk defragmenting tool and so on. Windows Sound Recorder is a very popular feature as it allows users to record sound with the help of the default microphone of the system. The sound recorder on Windows Operating Systems are designed in such a way that even users with very little know how on using the sound recorder would be able to make use of the tool to its full capabilities. However, some problems might come up with the use of Sound Recorder on Windows computers. These problems include Sound Recorder not functioning, Sound Recorder showing error messages, Sound Recorder crashing etc. The Sound Recorder on Windows computers might have stopped working because of the reasons such as problems with microphone drivers installed on the system, registry related issues, problems with some of the system files associated with the sound recorder, etc.
The following details would give users more information regarding tips to fix Windows Sound Recorder issues:
- Check system files
- Verify microphone drivers
- Clear registry errors
Check system files
The Sound Recorder on Windows Operating Systems might not be working because some of the system files necessary for the tool to function get corrupted or damaged in some way. Windows users having Sound Recorder not working issue are advised to check the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/ scannow' command and if some system files are found damaged, the OS would have to be repaired to solve the problems. If the problem with the Sound Recorder seems to have come up recently, restoring the OS to previous restore point would also solve the issues.
Verify microphone drivers
The sound Recorder on Windows based computers work with the microphone hardware. The microphone hardware requires drivers to function. Drivers are the link between the Operating System and the microphone, and issues with the microphone drivers can cause Sound Recorder to stop function. Users having Windows Sound Recorder not working problem are suggested to verify the microphone drivers using the device manager and if the drivers are found incorrect or incompatible or outdated, then they would have to be replaced to solve the problem.
Registry on Windows computer contains information regarding the working of all applications and tools on the OS. Registry entries are created automatically and they might increase to great numbers and develop errors within. If the Registry entries of Windows Sound Recorder are involved in some clashes, then the Sound Recorder would not work. Such problems can be only resolved by clearing the Registry errors. A Registry cleaning software can be used for this purpose.
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