I can't seem to get any sound out of my microphone or any other input device(such as a guitar interface) and the problem persists even with a USB headset. I've checked all the settings, nothing is muted and Vista says everything is working fine. I can even see the green bars light up when I play something or say something into the mic. The Microphone only lights up the first 2 bars though, but the volume is maxed and again, nothing is muted.
I've googled to see if I could find other people with similar problems and It seems to be a common issue with no solution(so far?) as there are many open forum topics.
I'm using onboard audio with an Asus P6t Deluxe V2 and I have updated drivers
which I have reinstalled as well.