So I figured it out, My mic is Stereo mix, apparently. I can hear myself with it, and my friend can hear me. But it keeps muting itself! I had this problem before with another mic, but I don't really remember how to fix it. Help? Allow Other apps to take exclusive control is off, I disabled Automatically adjust microphone volume in skype, I set the Communications option To Do Nothing. Theres no svchost.exe under my name, and yes i've tried restarting. What's going on?