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TELL ME MORE - How can I test my sound card in Windows XP?

Thanks to Windows Sound Recorder, you can test the quality of the sounds recorded and played by your computer.
1. Go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / Multimedia or Entertainment / Sound Recorder.
If the program is missing, you can install it with the Windows XP installation CD-ROM from Start / Parameters / Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs / Windows Setup / Multimedia and click on Sound Recorder.
2. Click on the red dot to start recording and speak into the microphone at a normal speed and volume.
3. Click on the black square to stop recording, then on the double left arrow to return to the beginning of the track you just recorded.
4. Click on the right arrow to listen to the result of your recording. If you don’t hear any sound, or if you are not satisfied with the quality of the sound, record yourself again while changing the distance between your mouth and the microphone. If you don’t notice any improvement, it could mean that there is a problem with your sound card.

We recommend that you contact the customer service center of the store you purchased your computer from.
Problems with Windows Sound Recorder?
If you can’t get Windows Sound Recorder to work (ex: the Record button is inactive when you open the program, the cursor doesn’t move during recording, etc.), contact the customer service center of the store you purchased your computer from.

If you need further assistance, please contact Rosetta Stone Product Support by clicking here.

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