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No microphone works

I am pulling my hair out, no microphone has ever worked. Sound Blaster 24 Live ! sound card, had all the settings checked is not muted. Tried Logitech, Plantronics microphones. They work on other computers. No microphone detected by the computer when attempting go do a sound check. Tried uninstalling audio devices and restarting to reinstall.
My son wants to talk to guys on WOW and I want to record music. Wanted to try just one more time....any ideas ??
thanks so much !
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Re: No microphone works

I work for Dell and had the same problem.
Try this:
Take the card out of the PCI slot and reinstall it. Then go to the creative support website and download all the updated drviers for the card. ALSO, and this may sound blindly obviously but the soundblaster has many connections on it make sure you are plugging it into the correct connection and that you have enabled the soundblaster in the systems settings ie- turn the on board sound off.
Hope this works,

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Re: No microphone works

Do you see mic volume at the volume control?
if not then do the following:

Please check the volume control of your system. in the task bar double click the volume control.

if not see in the task bar, then go to control panel and then "sounds and audio device" and then "advanced"

see the master volume.

click "option"
and then " properties"

show the ff volume control

check the "microphone", and the "line volume"
if set to mute, uncheck the box and adjust volume.

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