Soundboard problem?

Hi!
I have a problem with recording by mic.
I have an MSI intel p35 Neo with built in sound board (realtek HD audio thingy).

First of all, nothing is muted in either realtek HD audio or the control panel, ive tried both the pink 3mm slots for a mic and an USB headset. Still can noone hear me on skype and my Soundrecorder doesnt record anything (once it recorded same stuff as my speakers played). What can be the problem of this? has the soundcard broke or what? i mean it did work the day before yesterday.

So what shall i do?

thanks for any advice!
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  1. If you switch back and forth between on-board & USB then verify the Mic/Recording Device matches-up with the appropriate input. e.g. if the USB can become the default input while you're trying to input via the MOBO.

    What OS are you running?

    Also, if you disabled e.g. part of the Realtek startup then this can cause a problem.
  2. jaquith said:
    If you switch back and forth between on-board & USB then verify the Mic/Recording Device matches-up with the appropriate input. e.g. if the USB can become the default input while you're trying to input via the MOBO.

    What OS are you running?

    Also, if you disabled e.g. part of the Realtek startup then this can cause a problem.



    Running Vista premium 32bit, i know how to set something to standard and not and mute etc, this is not the case

    I have not disabled any of Realtek by purpose at least, and it seem to be running fine...

    So well, dunno what to do
  3. Open the Device Manager, [X] expand the Sound, Video... uninstall ALL listed drivers and restart. If a registry is corrupted then this is the best method to re-write and reinstall drivers.
  4. jaquith said:
    Open the Device Manager, [X] expand the Sound, Video... uninstall ALL listed drivers and restart. If a registry is corrupted then this is the best method to re-write and reinstall drivers.


    I just formated the HDD, installed all the latest drivers and still no sound, i guess il buy a new card tomorrow.
  5. ^ Happens {initialization failure} in-turn corrupts registry.

    HT | OMEGA STRIKER - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271001

    Creative can be problematic.

    Good Luck!
  6. jaquith said:
    ^ Happens {initialization failure} in-turn corrupts registry.

    HT | OMEGA STRIKER - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829271001

    Creative can be problematic.

    Good Luck!



    Wait, I just formated, shouldnt that give me a new registry?

    also, this is a built in 7.1 sound card on the MOBO.

    Anyway, what did u mean with ur latest reply? :P
    Should I clean my registry or what? :S
  7. ^ Sometimes either an on-board NIC or on-board Sound can fail to initialize properly for a variety of reasons; if this happens the registry for the on-board device "can" be corrupted.

    Solved - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/280400-30-870a-sound
    Link 1 - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000208.htm
    Link 2 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929251
    Link 3 - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/aa0ad10d-eb58-446c-a3cd-786db59794e5

    ===========================
    Advanced - AT YOUR OWN RISK - BACKUP REGISTRY

    run REGEDIT
    Ctrl + F realtek
    delete ALL primary KEY entries -> F3 to next
    restart
    Reinstall all realtek drivers
  8. jaquith said:
    ^ Sometimes either an on-board NIC or on-board Sound can fail to initialize properly for a variety of reasons; if this happens the registry for the on-board device "can" be corrupted.

    Solved - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/280400-30-870a-sound
    Link 1 - http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000208.htm
    Link 2 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929251
    Link 3 - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprohardware/thread/aa0ad10d-eb58-446c-a3cd-786db59794e5

    ===========================
    Advanced - AT YOUR OWN RISK - BACKUP REGISTRY

    run REGEDIT
    Ctrl + F realtek
    delete ALL primary KEY entries -> F3 to next
    restart
    Reinstall all realtek drivers


    But I still don't get it, Should a just hrs ago formated computer have reigistry problems? I mean can registry stuff is stored on the HDD, right? or?
  9. ^ This "problem" can be an intermittent problem - meaning even if you fix it the very next time you reboot you "can" be back to square 1. The underlying problem is ~ the MOBO itself. Also, do not install ANY MSI utilities {except Afterburner}.

    You did the right steps, and I probably shouldn't have confused you - my apologies. I often beat a dead horse.

    Bottom line, the HT | OMEGA STRIKER is the best choice, or your budget. On almost all of my gaming rigs I never use the on-board sound - too much noise.

    Footnote: there is no such a thing a perfect registry or a HDD w/o errors.
  10. jaquith said:
    ^ This "problem" can be an intermittent problem - meaning even if you fix it the very next time you reboot you "can" be back to square 1. The underlying problem is ~ the MOBO itself. Also, do not install ANY MSI utilities {except Afterburner}.

    You did the right steps, and I probably shouldn't have confused you - my apologies. I often beat a dead horse.

    Bottom line, the HT | OMEGA STRIKER is the best choice, or your budget. On almost all of my gaming rigs I never use the on-board sound - too much noise.

    Footnote: there is no such a thing a perfect registry or a HDD w/o errors.


    Ahh, well, So i guess somethings on the motherboard broke, anyway, the rest of the sound works fine, the only thing that doesnt work is the mic... So, I'm probably going for cheapest possible and use it for mic only, and keep my soundsystem n headset on the usual slots...

    Or does the mic need that good of a sound board?
  11. ^ Could be a bad Mic. Also, try using isopropyl alcohol or a pencil eraser on the mic {male} plug before completely dry insert & twist in the MOBO Mic port.
  12. jaquith said:
    ^ Could be a bad Mic. Also, try using isopropyl alcohol or a pencil eraser on the mic {male} plug before completely dry insert & twist in the MOBO Mic port.



    As i've tried the mic on other computers and it works fine thats not the case...

    Il just buy a new card tomorrow and hope it works out

    Thanks for all help man!
  13. ^ The MOBO female could be oxidized/mfg oil/dusty/etc - wet the male and slide it in and screw back & forth. ;)

    LOL!!!! No really
  14. jaquith said:
    ^ The MOBO female could be oxidized/mfg oil/dusty/etc - wet the male and slide it in and screw back & forth. ;)

    LOL!!!! No really



    dude, lol,
  15. Where's your mind - Seriously, {MIC PLUG/Male} use with isopropyl alcohol - this has worked.
  16. jaquith said:
    Where's your mind - Seriously, {MIC PLUG/Male} use with isopropyl alcohol - this has worked.



    dude what are u talking about, it isnt the headset, it works on other computers, it has to be slots, but since USB headset didnt work its obviously something in the MOBO that has broke
  17. 13ilbo said:
    ive tried both the pink 3mm slots for a mic and an USB headset.
    So what shall i do?

    Obviously - I meant the on-board and NOT the USB.
  18. jaquith said:
    Obviously - I meant the on-board and NOT the USB.


    explain a little better, exactly what u mean and why? u are extremely confusing atm :P
  19. jaquith said:



    It's obviously not that (tried) its probably A. mic diabled in BIOS (although i hear there are no such option) or B. something broken on the MOBO
  20. Generally, a sound card either works or doesn't work and not 1/2 work. However, most of the time as I said, "switch back and forth between on-board & USB" can cause a problem in the settings/registry/or configurations.

    XP Example
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