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Recording Issues In Vista

Heya..Im pretty new to vista and tbh im about to throw this laptop out the window.. for my uni course i have to record my guitar..i need to hear it at the same time,,In XP pro my set up worked..

In vista i cant hear any thing in play back..i have tried the hiden device's in the sound devices..none showed...seached the system reg..nothing..
i have checked all the volume controls in speaker/mic playback etc..
i have nothing else to fink of...

the driver for audio is : Conexant HD Audio.. version - (04/03/2008)
so the drivers are the latest..
System Basic Details..

HP G6000XX Laptop.
Vista Home (no service pack installed)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Mobile TK57
2 Gb Memory..
any help would be amazing..
i have searched everywhere..
or is the only answer to wipe all an install XP Pro..its that serious.

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  • josh_gib May 13, 2008

    I normaly use the Emulated headphones out output on the guitar amp straight into the mic port using an mini jack cable..
    audacity i use to record then import the guitar tracks to Reason 3.0..
    I have used the same system for the past 5 years with no problem and amazing sound..

  • josh_gib May 13, 2008

    well the output on the amp can be either..with a switch at the back..yes this is a new laptop..and it came with Vista pre-installed. I have done a few tests and it will record the sound..but the levels are all over the place and you cant hear wot you are doin...also i noticed its out of sync..the laptop only has a mic input and headphones...this has never been a problem before, even in my old comp.

    There is only the software to change any settings is the standard vista settings..theres no other software.

    full spec as follows:

    Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500)

    System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    System Model: HP G6000 Notebook PC
    BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (2 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
    Memory: 1918MB RAM
    Page File: 704MB used, 3356MB available
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10

    Sound Devices
    Description: Speakers (Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221)
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_14F1&DEV_5051&SUBSYS_103C30EA&REV_1000
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: CHDRT32.sys
    Driver Version: 4.36.0007.0000 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    Date and Size: 3/4/2008 02:32:00, 188416 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Conexant
    HW Accel Level: Basic
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 0, 0
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
    I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
    Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

    Sound Capture Devices
    Description: Microphone (Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221)
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: CHDRT32.sys
    Driver Version: 4.36.0007.0000 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 3/4/2008 02:32:00, 188416 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x0
    Format Flags: 0x0

  • josh_gib May 27, 2008

    In playback tab there is only the level for the mic..which makes no difference full or not..u cannot hear back at the same time its plugged in...

    anyone? im really really really annoyed about this..every forum everywhere i do its a dead end...there must be someone?

    please? x

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Same problem..I have went through everything. There is absolutely no option for a mic/line in volume control. I can record..just cant hear it.

  • RaisAhmed Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with HP G-60. That internal Microphone (a little hole next to webcam) does not seem to work. I have tried everything posted on this forum and as well on HP forum but so far no luck.... if any one has the solution plz do post it.



  • Niels Boehme May 11, 2010

    In vista, if you right click the speaker icon in the system tray, then select recording devices, you each device. You can select it and hit properties. Then check the level.

    Why do you use the mic input instead of line in? The mic input is usually a mono input, and the ring might be a bias for the mic. The line in is a stereo input. Is the headphone output on your guitar amp mono? Unfortunately, I am not familiar with your audio hardware and the software.

    Perhaps a simple test with the sound recorder would verify the laptop is ok. Was your setup in XP Pro on a different computer, and this laptop is new?

  • Niels Boehme May 11, 2010

    How are you attempting to record the sound?

    Which software, Sound Recorder for Accessories?

    Which input are you using, line in?

    P.S. I don't recommend wiping Vista until you make sure they have all the drivers for XP. I tried that on a G9xxx and had no audio, video and specialty drivers. Ended up ordering the restore dvd because I didn't backup the drive.


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Microsoft moved the particular option that you need to enable since Windows XP, and have also changed its default to MUTE.

To hear what is playing through MIC IN...

  • Go to Control Panel and select "Sound"
  • Under the "Playback" tab, double click on your enabled speakers.
  • Select the "levels" tab, and look for "Mic In Volume".
  • Click once on the speaker icon that is muted to un-mute it.
I really hope that this has solved your problem, if it has not, please let me know and I will do my best to help you further. Good Luck!

Posted on May 15, 2008

These problems are NOT solved by unchecking a mute button, they do not have the option! only options for them are volume for mic and speakers. they are alot of people with the same problem, does anyone else have a positive solution rather than "unclicking mute"?

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

Same here, heard about regedit tweaks but havent found for this soundcard :(

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

That is what I don't have "Mic In Volume" under Playback/levels

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I have also bought a G6000 HP with vista... on my previous laptop i could play music via soundcard by changin settings on steroe mixer... yet on this machine it doesnt seem to be there..

After following instructions on other sites i tried going to sound properties and right clicking and selecting to show diasabled devices... problem is once i choose this im still not getting any other options...

is there a download or anythin i can use to enable to stereo mixer??

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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