[Solved] An Audio Recording Device Cannot Be Found
When you want to use the Microphone to record sound but it pops a sound recorder window "An audio recording device cannot be found". So you can do nothing about recording your sound.
There are several ways you can do to solve this problem.
Solution 1: Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting is a directly way Microsoft provided. So when you have problems with the hardware, try this first. This can solve apart problems.
1. Type Troubleshooting in Search box, and click Troubleshooting in the result to enter the troubleshooting window.
2. Click the left View All link to view all computer problem categories.
3. In the categories window, find the Recording Audio.
4. Double click to run it, selected Apply repairs automatically, and click Next.
Then it will detect your recording audio problem and scan your audio device status and hardware changes.
5. Apply this fix.
Then following the guideline to solve this problem.
Solution 2: Open the Windows Audio Service
Sometimes, when you aren’t run the Windows audio service, maybe the system cannot detect your audio device and provide audio service. So check if this service is running. If it is not running, try to open windows audio service.
Solution 3: Setting the Default Recording Device
This is an easy way. What you need do is check if you set the default recording device. Open control panel, find Sound item and click it to enter the Sound window.
In recording tab, choose the recording device, and click Set Default button.
Solution 4: Update Sound drivers
Obviously, when the device cannot work properly, most of the reason is driver issue. So reinstall the driver is necessary. Using Driver Doctor to help fix driver issue will be easy and fast. Of Course, you can enter the device manager to solve it manually.
1. Press Win + R, and type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open device manager.
2. Expand Sound, video and game controllers, locate at the recording device, and then right-click to select Uninstall to uninstall the driver. After that, reboot computer.
3. Download the latest driver from the official site. And then follow the installation wizard to install it.
Following the above 4 ways, you can solve this recording devcie cannot be found easily. And if cannot to solve your problem, try to view this related article: no audio device is installed.