First of all, i'm quite a noob in hardware. My problem is that after like half a year with good sound and working mic, suddenly my mic has stopped working, sound is still fine though. I have not changed anything in the settings or on my mic or placed the plugs diffrent, it just happened without any clear reason. I'm sure it's not my mic having the problem, other mic's don't work here aswell. I have re-installed my SoundMAX drivers with my ASUS CD, when it asks me to reboot my pc, I do this and my mic actually works for like 5 seconds until I see the windows logo before signing in. I use windows Vista, with an ASUS P5ND2 SE motherboard. I have no idea what to try next, if anyone has an idea or more info you might need first, please tell me or ask!