I have a Dell Desktop running Vista. My son installed Sound Blaster Live sound card recently. I didn't care much for the onboard Realtek. My sound plays fine, however, now my recording software program will not record anything. Worked fine before. I even tried a different recording program and that will not work either. Realtek was disabled. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Thank you for getting back to me. When I right clicked on the Volume Control at bottom of my desktop and selected "recording devices" the following came up in this photo. Realtek is not listed. I also changed the settings in my recording program to match this photo and I still cannot record. I did try to run the Sound Blaster software again, however it stops right after the beginning of it and will not continue on.
Could you look in your device manager and check that your Realtek device is enabled?
Start > Right click 'Computer' and choose 'Manage' > Device Manager
In the middle window there will be a list of devices, and near the bottom there will be "Sound, Video and Game Controllers". Click on the little triangle and you should see, among whatever else is there, references to your sound card(s). What do you see?