Almost always, this is a 'mute' setting on the Mic, but I assume you see no
red circle with bar on the Mic icon on the Levels tab. Advanced Tab on that
Mic Properties has a checkbox for 'allow exclusive control' Perhaps your
"Speech Recognition" is in control presently.
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Mark L. Ferguson
"SilviaLaura" <SilviaLaura@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I have a microphone that shows it's working in control panel, and is
> as the default audio device. In the "recording" tab of the manage audio
> devices I can see it is working (the bars next to the device move up and
> as I speak or make noise).
> But when I open Vista's sound recorder and start recording, nothing is
> recorded (I assume there would be an indicator moving in sound recorder,
> nothing happens), and the file plays back, but with no sound.
> I did check the microphone boost for that device and moved it from 0dB to
> +20 dB. I' out of ideas.