Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:49 PM
Are you plugging it in the front ports, but you also have a sound card? The reason why I ask, is that sometimes when you install a sound card, it will disable the front input ports. In the case that you have a sound card, plug the mic into those ports.
Some microphones are USB. If this is your case, you may find better luck if you turn the computer on with it already plugged in.
Lets walk through a few steps:
1-Do you have the volume icon in the taskbar?
If no-click START -> control Panel -> volume tab, place a checkmark in Place icon in the taskbar-> click Apply. Go to question 2.
if yes-right-click the volume icon. Go to question 2.
2-On the playback Control menu, do you see a column for the microphone?
if no-click options -> properties. Place a check mark on the microphone and click OK. Uncheck the microphone box, if it shows that it is muted.
if yes-Uncheck the microphone box, if it shows that it is muted.
It is highly recommended that you move your microphone away from your speakers before you do the following steps.
If you can faintly hear sound from your speakers, then move the microphone slider up. If you can not hear anything at all, then move the slider all the way down, and click the advanded tab. Under other controls, check the +20dB boost button and click OK. Then move the slider back up, slowly until you can hear sounds coming from your speakers.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.