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Old 11-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
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Default WinXP Pro and the case of the missing Microphone input

Here's the deal:
I had XP home on my computer, and I needed the remote desktop feature, so I popped in XP Pro and ran through the upgrade.
After the upgrade was complete, I used autopatcher to install the 70+ updates that came out since SP2, then Windows update to install the most recent 20 or so.
Upon reboot, my sound did not work, and there was no volume control icon in the system tray. I checked in
device manager, and the sound card was disabled due to a "conflict". I enabled it, and windows prompted me to update the drivers to resolve the issue. I let it automatically resolve the issue, and my sound appeared to be working. I fired up CS:S and tried to use the voice chat, but according to the other players the sound that was translated was an echo of my own WAV output rather than the mic input.
I exited the game and opened the volume control, and saw this:

No problem I though, I'll just add the other inputs to the view and select the microphone.
Nope, try again.

I have checked in every section, utility, propery sheet and orifice that windows has for sound related stuff, I can't find anything to explain why the other options do not appear.

I uninstalled the sound card, and rebooted. I downloaded the latest driver package from Creative labs, and installed it, but there is no change. I still have no access to the other input options that should be present.

For good measure here is a screenshot of the device manager as it stands now:

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