Hello everyone I play online games and use my microphone a lot to talk to people while I'm playing in Ventrilo. I just recently reformatted. I am running Windows XP on an ASUS M3A motherboard, with the most updated Realtek AC97 Audio drivers. I am using an onboard sound card. This is the problem I have been having. My microphone will work for a certain amount of time. Everybody can hear my voice clearly, and everything is good. Suddenly, after about 5 minutes (though the time varies), without me touching ANY settings, whenever i hold down my mic button to talk, instead of hearing my voice, everybody hears MY feedback, so they can hear everything that I am hearing. I go to test my microphone, and I can hear my feedback. After a RANDOM amount of time, my mic works normally again, with no feedback. This cycle of mic working/feedback repeats itself. I have tried reinstalling with the drivers that came with the motherboard, and with new and updated audio drivers. I have tried reformatting. I have even bought a new desk mic. I have put the microphone in both the front and the back jack and messed around with it. The problem continues. What's weird is that sometimes if I reinstall my sound drivers, it'll work for awhile, but eventually it switches back to the microphone/feedback cycle. It's as if my stereo mix is unmuted randomly, and my microphone muted. Does anybody have any idea why this is happening? I cannot for the life of me figure it out.