Originally Posted by Skyline_
I cannot get my microphone to work with this new sound card. I go onto the Creative settings and change from line-in to microphone and I get this loud squeal and it makes all of my volume and audio windows go to not responding. I just got this card yesterday and the audio is fine, but the microphone isn't working.
The setting you changed is likely for the Playback settings. This means that when you changed it to Microphone, it began including the Microphone in the output. The squeal you heard is called "feedback". Just a side note: the pitch of the feedback is determined by the frequency that is feeding back (or looping) through the system.
Anyway, do you have the Creative Console Launcher? I am ready to show you more.