How do I find the program that is preventing my mic and headset from working?

I tried to hook up my mic and when I try it tells me it is being used by another program and to cancel it. I have no idea how to find the program or what to do. Please help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, windows task manager will show up and then press on Processes Tab. This will show you a list of every process that is running. Can't really help you past this but youre going to have to End some Processes by selecting the process and clicking End Process button. I suggest you do not end SYSTEM process. Select the processes that you think might be using the mic.

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