Getting the Microphones to work

  jack 20:02 03 Sep 2008

Therec are 2 head set boom mikes to make voice recording and a plethora of ways to access them, and although it/they have worked in the past- now that I need another session nothing is happening.

The sound card is the 'on-board AC97 with its built in microphone control to which one headset is connected via the normal ports.
In addition I have a USB Silver Crest Vibrator phone/mic which has its own software and driver
The software available is XP's own, Audacity, and DVDPixPlay- all of which will access the sets.
All the various control panels show microphone ticked as on
There are no 'Yellows' showing in system management
But nothing records
But sounds otherwise in both medium are fine.
I am fair flummoxed.

  Technotiger 20:10 03 Sep 2008

Not something as simple as Muted! perhaps in the System Tray?

Or, check that AC97 Sound Device in the BIOS has not become Disabled!

  jack 20:20 03 Sep 2008

All is working delivering sounds via any route.
AC97 can put up it control panel, and when I plugged in the 'Normal' mic.,put the Control panel up.
So I would think the Bios is OK
Oh well keep scratching I guess, it is going to be something simple I bet.

  Technotiger 20:22 03 Sep 2008

Have you tried a System Restore back to when they were working?

  jack 20:40 03 Sep 2008

But I don't know why it would not,
Lets hope it stays OK for Friday- have a lovely lady coming to my den to narrate a slide show I made for her.

  jack 12:04 04 Sep 2008

The time - but cannot correct it.
It seems that Windows can detect the USB headphone and run it without the supplied software.
But to run the Mic., it needs the software .
That's OK run the disk.
Then I get the Microphone-- for a while
The the software seems to disappear and has to be reloaded.
I have attempted to download any update that may be around - but it seems to be the some item.
So any ideas on how to get the software to stick around once in stalled?

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