The same here - exactly! Scroll down to the thread "Microphone Vanished!" -
8th August 06.22 and you will see that our problem is not at all uncommon.
I have even installed the freebie recorder Audacity but I still get silence.
I refuse to believe that everybody's adapter must be malfunctioning. It
must be a Vista issue.
"megatonone" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I can't get the Vista Sound Recorder to record using my microphone (ASUS
> Array Mic & another older model). I setup the mike in Control Panel/Manage
> Audio Devices everything seems to setup fine and I can see the volume
> fluctuate when I do the config test.
> I'm using onboard sound (no sound card) with M2N-SLI Deluxe
> However, when I open the Vista Sound Recorder and start recording, the
> volume meter bar(window) never moves/displays at all and when I play the
> saved recording there is no sound.