Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Microphone not working in XP

by Lammashta / June 28, 2009 7:52 PM PDT

I know this has probably been posted a million times, but I'm having trouble getting a brand new microphone to work.

The mic isn't muted, and it's been selected for both playback and recording. I've moved the volume slider all the way to max, and checked the box for 20db boost... Still no luck. I even made sure the mic's plugged into the proper jack. It's a brand new mic, too. Maybe someone can help.

OS: Windows XP Professional service pack 3
Sound Card: Soundblaster Audigy SE
Mic: HP Premium Stereo Headset

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Microphone not working in XP
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Microphone not working in XP
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Enter for your chance to win* a game hardware bundle

One lucky winner will walk away with a gaming monitor, keyboard and mouse. Two lucky runners-up will score a gaming headset.