Hey guys, I've been looking around for 2 days I and haven't been able to solve this. At first I thought my headset had died. so I bought a new one, but windows still des not record any sounds. (used ventrilo and the vocale windowsetup to see if it picked up anything, it doesn't seem like it. Then, I figured it was the onboard sound. So I grabbed a spare soundcard from the shop and installed it, but the result stays the same. I tried boosting to +30 DB, all people get is static, no real sound capture. I uninstalled and and reinstalled the manucaturer drivers as others have suggested in other threads but it didn't work either. I am thinking the problem is with windows itself, but I would like to avoid reinstaller everything from scratch (saving myself 7 hours!) Anyone seen anything like this?