Compaq Presario Vista Line In Recording Distortion
I have adjusted the (Line in/ Microphone in) volume levels as well as my Roland MC-909 output levels. I use Goldwave recording software(v5.25) have been using Goldwave on a Dell XP for 4 years. I had this laptop about 30 days.
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All drivers for this PC can me found at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=3650962#N142
Generally speaking, however, microphones do not have drivers. You should make sure that the recording volume for your microphone is turned up.
How to adjust microphone volumeTo adjust the volume for your microphone in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, follow these steps:
, type mmsys.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
In the Sound dialog box, click the Recording tab.
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.
In the Microphone Properties dialog box, click the Custom tab.
Select or clear the Microphone Boost check box.
Click the Levels tab.
Adjust the volume slider to the level that you want, and then click OK.
Some computers have a special jack labeled line in. If your computer does not have a line in jack, you can use the microphone jack. You can then adjust the volume of the device in control panel under sound options. The headphone jack is only for output. I have seen some computers where you plug in a cable to the microphone jack and you will be asked what kind of device it is.
 --> Right Click the Volume Icon at the bottom right corner of your screen [The Task bar].  --> Click [Playback Devices]  --> Right Click the [Speakers] Icon and click Properties  --> Click the [Levels] Tab; and there you will see the Microphone Volume slider (The one at the very bottom of the "HD Audio output" and "PC Beep" sliders where you can un-mute the mic playback (By clicking the unmute icon, than slide the volume up to where you prefer it... Simple I hope I was able to help someone with this...
This is the issue regarding the Internal Microphone in the Computer.
Your contacts cannot hear you, until you have enabled the Microphone in the Computer.
You will find the information to enable the Microphone below:
1) Double-click on the Volume Control.
2) Select the "Properties" option from the "Options" menu.
3) Select the "Recording" option in the "Adjust volume for" section. Click the OK button. Check the box labeled "Select" under the microphone volume and you should now be able to adjust the volume for the microphone.
1) Right Click the Volume Icon at the bottom right corner of your screen [The Task bar]. 2) Click [Playback Devices].3) Right Click the [Speakers] Icon and click Properties.4) Click the [Levels] Tab; and there you will see the Microphone Volume slider (The one at the very bottom of the "HD Audio output" and "PC Beep" sliders where you can un-mute the mic playback. Windows 7: 1) Click on Start (the Windows icon) and type sound.2) Click on Sound under Control Panel.3) Click on Recording tab. Select Microphone and click on Properties.4) Click on Levels tab. The default Microphone Boost is set to 0. Increase it.5) Close all the dialog boxes, and the microphone will be ready for use. Hope this helps.
Double right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar tray. Then turn the speaker volume all the way down and adjust the headphone volume to the level you would like it. That way you will get sound coming rom the headphones only and not the speakers.