Sound Recorder of laptop not recording

  Churston 08:37 17 Nov 2006

I suspect there is a simply explanation, but the Sound Recorder does not record, neither does any other Sound software.
Is the some box to be ticked somewhere?
I am running Windows XP Media on a ACER Aspire 5630
Thanks in anticipation

  Graham. 08:40 17 Nov 2006

Click on the speaker icon in the Notification area to open Volume control, check the mic is not muted.

  Stuartli 09:22 17 Nov 2006

You'll have to click on the Volume icon as Graham suggests and then Options>Properties>Record button and ensure that Mic and what other inputs you require are ticked.

  Stuartli 09:23 17 Nov 2006

Don't forget to also ensure that in the Recording rather than Playback menu that Mic is not Muted.

  Churston 09:43 17 Nov 2006

Thanks folks for replying but I notice that the record section is greyed out.
I should say that I have had it working in the past.
My sound card is a Realtek HD Audio

  dantyboino1 09:52 17 Nov 2006

What did you do leading up to it? Perhaps you've lost the correct driver for the device? I can't see why it'd stop recording, otherwise.

  Stuartli 10:10 17 Nov 2006

I presume it's onboard sound?

Have you checked from Start>Settings>Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices that the Realtek audio device is Enabled as the Default under the various tabs?

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