Mic advanced tab is greyed out
Ok this is a weird question. On my wifes pos hewlett packard, it has integrated sound. When i have the mic unmuted view clicking the speaker at the bottom right, i can hear myself through the mic. When i try to use a program,, the program does not pick the mic up.. so i went in the control panel and went to sound, clicked on the mic input tab,, the advanced is greyed out, so i click volume on there,, and the mic is muted, and can not be unmuted,,but yet when i click the speaker in the systray, it is unmuted. Even with the db gain, no program can pick the mic up even though i can hear myself through the speakers...
...so i put a soundblaster audigy in the system,,, same thing happens, it is muted in the mic properties from the control panel, but unmuted from the sys tray.
Something else kinda weird,,, i looked in the bios to see if i could disable the onboard sound,, i could, so i disabled it... i rebooted the pc,, and then in the bios it didnt even have the soundcard on there anymore. Nothing about the soundcard, not even an option to enable or disable it.