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I CANNOT GET THE MICROPHONE WORKING

I TRIED ALL WHAT WINDOWS PROPOSE TO GET THE MICROPHONE WORKING BUT IN VAIN.

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This could be due to several reasons - 
> Faulty microphone (something could be wrong with the device, or the input jack) - Try using your microphone on a friend's PC. If it is working fine, then proceed to the next line.

> Incorrectly installed sound card - Have you installed the sound card and its drivers correctly? Update your sound card's drivers, and then give it a try with the microphone.
> Go to Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices. Go to Audio tab, and in the Sound Recording  section, check whether your sound card is selected. Click on Volume button here, and ensure that Microphone is "Selected". Do the same with the Voice tab too.

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How to adjust microphone volumeTo adjust the volume for your microphone in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, follow these steps:
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  2. In the Sound dialog box, click the Recording tab.
  3. Click Microphone, and then click Properties. Note Make sure that Working appears under Microphone. If Working does not appear, click Microphone, and then click Set Default.
  4. In the Microphone Properties dialog box, click the Custom tab.
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  6. Click the Levels tab.
  7. Adjust the volume slider to the level that you want, and then click OK.
  8. Click OK to close the Sound dialog box.
How to adjust the voice setting
  1. Start the game.
  2. Sign in to LIVE (use the Guide).
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