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Been a while since I've posted on here, but I hope someone can help me out.

I bought a PC headset that has two inputs; one is for the mic, one is for the actual headphones. Instead of the standard audio ports, my computer has the pink mic slot, the blue "in" slot, the green "out" slot, and then a direct soundcard port, which seems to be the only one that works when I plug in my speakers or headphones.

My mic doesn't work, regardless of whether I put the mic in the direct soundcard slot or the pink mic slot.

Can ANYONE help with this? I'll be forever grateful.
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Do you have any sound settings that have to do with your microphone? So are you running on onboard sound or off of a soundcard? If it's on a soundcard, did you disable the onboard in the bios? When you plug in the headset, does your computer have any sort of pop-ups that detect something being plugged in???

Answer some of these questions. I'm sure it's going to be an easy fix.
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the headphones should plug into the green... and the mic into the pink... you'll still need to select your mic input as your record source in your mixer...

in xp, dbl-click on the speaker next to the clock... options, properties, recording, (make sure Mic is checked) ok, check the select box on the mic slider
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Do you have any sound settings that have to do with your microphone? So are you running on onboard sound or off of a soundcard? If it's on a soundcard, did you disable the onboard in the bios? When you plug in the headset, does your computer have any sort of pop-ups that detect something being plugged in???

Answer some of these questions. I'm sure it's going to be an easy fix.
Just to begin, my computer is a HP pavilion xt993.
specs

I'll try to answer these questions:

1.)Sounds settings that have to do with my microphone? I have my Volume Control mic setting cranked and it is plugged into the pink slot.
2.)Disable the onboard in the BIOs? I'm not really sure how to do that, but perhaps that's the problem?
3.)No, nothing gets detected, but I haven't updated any of the soundcard drivers since I got this (fairly old computer I guess but was given to me for free and reformatted with XP).

I noticed that the specifications for the PC have these under them that deal with the audio.

Sound/audio
AC97 Audio


Other
Internal speaker cable
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the headphones should plug into the green... and the mic into the pink... you'll still need to select your mic input as your record source in your mixer...

in xp, dbl-click on the speaker next to the clock... options, properties, recording, (make sure Mic is checked) ok, check the select box on the mic slider
That's the thing; when I plug my headphones into the green "out" or the blue "in" no sound comes out. Only when I plug it into the yellow slot that has a speaker on it, off to the right which looks like from inside that it directly connects into the soundcard.
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Bump.

Please, I really need help here. Does anyone know where I can find appropriate drivers for my soundcard at least?

VIA AC'97 AUDIO (WAVE)
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Google for em. =]
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I did update my drivers, but still I can't slide the "recording" slider up or down.

The DXdiag tests say they can't hear my voice.

It won't allow my to change the bass/treble on my microphone.

Is there anything besides onboard sound that I should try and update?
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