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Microphone port not working

I own this motherboard. I am not able to speak through the microphone. The microphone gets detected, but when i speak sound recorder shows no "waves". Microphone boost is enabled and SOUNDMAX HD1 is selected as the preferred recording device. I am not able to figure out what the problem is. I use Windows XP Professional. All other hardware aspects of the motherboard is working without a problem. Please help.

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Re: Microphone port not working

In advanced settings there would be options for microphone boost and something else...disable both...i dont know the reason why this happens but mic doesnt work with those options enabled....

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Re: Microphone port not working

Sound/audio in control panel...Avanced settings you will find the microphone is set to mute in there..

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