I have a regular old desktop microphone as well as a headset. For some reason my computer doesn't have voice recognition or something. I went to Control Panel>Speech and Audio and set the volume all the way up on my Mic, as well as taking off the mute. I have a Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit... The microphone itself doesn't have a volume control or mute switch on it, it's an older labtec mic, and I can't seem to find my headset. I'm not too sure why this bothers me so much, I may just break down, and tear my tower apart, throw a new sound card in, and buy a new microphone... ^.^ Any ideas?