flycatcher 15:49 30 Sep 2006

After a bout of "Finger Trouble" I have had to re-install Windows XP.
The microphones in two headsets now fail to work and there is no Microphone Test Facility available. Both headsets work perfectly on another computer.

In desperation I tried a 1970s Tape Recorder mike correctly wired up and this worked perfectly.

Any ideas? Help would be most appreciated.

  Totally-braindead 15:51 30 Sep 2006

Do you have sound at all? When you reinstalled did you reinstall the motherboard drivers including the sound card if its onboard sound, or if its a seperate sound card did you reinstall its software as well?

  ArrGee 15:52 30 Sep 2006

Have you made sure the the line-in is on (Through your sound card settings)?

Check the Control Panel and 'Sounds' to make certain that all looks correct.

  flycatcher 15:55 30 Sep 2006

Thanks for quick response.
I have a nVidia Soundstorm Audio and everything works except the the mike function. The latest drivers have been installed but only the oldie mike works.

  flycatcher 16:00 30 Sep 2006

In the Sound and Audio Devices under Sound Recording only "Volume" is available.
If I remember the Mike test facility was in"Advanced" and this is now greyed out.

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