Make sure that the driver for your sound card was installed properly. To do this, open the add hardware wizard if a device with no software is not on your sound card, that means it was installed correctly.
If the wizard offers you to install a device driver, insert the software CD in the drive or specify the path to the folder with the drivers on the hard drive. You can also use the Internet connection. After driver installation restart the computer.
Locate your sound card connector for connecting a microphone, he usually has an icon with the appropriate image or signed by the acronym mic. Connect the device, check its operating status and setup the linear input. To do this, click the control panel "Sounds and audio devices".
In the small window that appears click on the tab "Audio". Under sound recording, select your device and click "Volume" on the right. Adjust the microphone and stereomixer in its sole discretion, and guided by the purpose of the equipment.
Click "Advanced" under the microphone volume control. Adjust the microphone boost function (it is recommended to turn on) and the timbre.
Open the program, which will continue to use in the linear input. Perform setup, which would be applicable only in the framework of this program. Not recommended to put the minimum volume of the microphone in the General settings, it is best to set the minimum parameter, then the program adjust the configuration of this equipment.
Make sure that the microphone is turned on and working properly.