k, hello everybody! I just got a new computer yesterday, it's a E-Machine with Windows XP and all that good stuff. Now I had another E-Machine computer before this and I record using Cool Edit Pro 2.0 and everything was great....but I needed a new comp...so now I got this and to my suprise it has Realtek HD Audio Manager on it...and wow I have no idea what I am doing...so anyways I open Cool Edit and record to see how good it would sound and at first I got nothing, then I got bad audio, ect. I was on this forum last night and seen a topic about this sorta problem but I just need to know what steps to do to get my mic recording...the mic is a standard mic nothing that great but it worked fine on the other comp without the Realtek...I am lost...I thought Realtek would make my sounds, sound better. Maybe I am missing something?!? If somebody could help me figure this out...man I will be happy lol....but ah theres alot of problems with my cool edit now....had the program for 4 years and never had this problem into now....PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP!