Welcome to the forum spasters. First , check out the following pic and see if you are connecting the right jack at the right socket.
In cases whereby the Microphone is not recording or not being detected by the soundcard, it is advisable to run the soundcard installation once again with the bundled cd and selecting repair to ensure that the installation is now complete and proper. Do also check that the soundcard has been selected as the default device for recording:
- Select Control Panel, and then Sounds and Audio Devices
- Select the Audio Tab and ensure that the Sound Blaster card has been selected as the default device for Sound Playback and Sound Recording
- Launch a recording application such as the Creative Mediasource to test the recording session again
If the microphone volume is too low while recordings, check the Volume Controls to make sure the recording volume for the microphone has not been turned down.
If changing the volume does not have enough of an effect on microphone volume, increase the (microphone) level:
Close all back applications, especially, Sound Recorder or other multimedia applications.
- Select Control Panel, and then Hardware and Sound.
- Click on the Recording tab.
- Select the recording source, for example, Line In 2/Mic 2, and then click Set Default. Recording device will be marked with a green tick mark.
- Adjust the input level if you have difficulty recording. Click Properties, and then click Levels.
Last step , test a different microphone and see if that works or not.