Soundinput can't find my microphone

October 14, 2010 at 11:59:27
Specs: Windows XP
Okay so i have a headset with a mic. I downloaded a trial version for a speech recognicion program, and it told me to train the speech engine in the "speech recognition" applet in the control panel. I do this, and next step is to click configure microphone, but at the first step of this, the program doesn't register any sound input, and it says: "

If the volume meter does not move as you are speaking, click Cancel. In the Speech properties of the Control Panel window, click Audio Input to make sure you have selected the correct audio device before running the Microphone Wizard again"

Gah! So i click Audio Input of course (it was on "use prefered audio input) and im like "okay im just gonna pick my microphone on the dropdown menu" but it isn't there! The only 2 there is is: C-Media wave device and C-Media wave device[2]

My headphones are Plantronics Gamecom 367. Didn't come with a driver CD and apperantly it doesn't need a driver at all.
Also i can HEAR sound fine on my headphones so im truly baffled. My sound card is CMI8738 C3DX PCI audio device. I don't think it has anything to do with either the headphones or the soundcard though. It just seems windows wont understand that i have a microphone, which is odd seeing as i can use it in skype...
Im really desperate to get this to work, it seems i always have trouble with my headset. Sorry for the long post and i hope someone can and will help me :)

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October 14, 2010 at 20:18:58
really, no one?
Please its really important to me :/

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October 14, 2010 at 21:11:13
You don't need to bump this forum. Is the mic plugged into the mic input jack? Does your mic require aux power?

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October 14, 2010 at 21:33:57
Oh okay didnt know that sorry
It is plugged in properly because i can use it fine over skype.
Im not sure what aux power means. If it means that it needs power from the "holes in the wall", then no, it doesnt need that :P

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October 14, 2010 at 21:55:58
OK your mic works with another application. Rules out hardware. That leaves the software or it's installation. You might try to check the audio devices, Begin with right clicking the speaker icon on the tool bar.

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October 15, 2010 at 05:40:22
Hmm okay i think ive isolated the problem further.
I think there is a good possibility that it is The speech regocnition program that is the problem. I've installed Microsoft English Recognition v5.1 and when i go to start > control panel > speech > It says that it is properly installed BUT this is the only place where it doesnt register my mic. Even when i press the other tab, i cant hear anything when microsoft sam is reading text, but all other sound i can hear fine.

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