So I've searched far and wide and as far as I know nobody has had as much trouble trying to get a mic to work. I used to be able to use mics perfectly fine on this machine, I used my Blue Snowball all the time and it worked fine.
My Specs (in case any of this might be causing hardware problems?):
•AMD FX-8320 8-Core Processor 3.5GHz
•GeForce GTX 750
So the problem I'm having is I can't use ANY mics on my computer, BUT my computer detects them, and says they're all working fine... until I troubleshoot Audio Recording, then it says that my Blue Snowball is disabled. Alright, so I go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Recording, the Blue Snowball is listed at the top as Default Device (keep in mind this has been my default forever; I've been using this mic since I got this computer and it used to work fine), and it says the mic is Enabled (pic1). In fact, I can't even disable it, not even if I go into Properties and use the drop down menu: it's literally stuck on Enabled, but the computer thinks it isn't. I thought: Alright, maybe my levels are just muted or something and everything's fine. So I go Blue Snowball > Properties > Levels, and it's a blank (glitched out?) window with a small border line through it, with no options (pic2). This may be my problem? Even through restarts this doesn't matter.
The biggest problem is this isn't just how my Blue Snowball acts. I've used non-USB mics that are designed as plug-and-play with no drivers necessary and those aren't even detected (even when trying two different Mic ports, one in front and one in back). It's important to note I also tried a multitude of USB ports (I have a lot on my computer), front and back, 2.0 and 3.0, different mics, no difference. Aside from mics, everything else on/in my computer works fine, I have never seen this problem let alone found a solution, so I'm hoping you guys have SOMETHING to suggest!
Thank you very much in advance, have a great day!
EDIT: My bad! I thought I was posting in the hardware forum! Is there any way for me to transfer this??
Edited by lCaKeSl, 27 May 2016 - 07:17 PM.