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Find the Recording settings in the Windows mixer

1. First, call up the mixer by double-clicking the speaker icon in the "System Tray" area on the right side of the Taskbar. (if you don't see a speaker icon there, turn it on by going to Start Menu/Settings/Control Panel/Multimedia/Audio and checking the box that says Show Volume Control on the Taskbar. Then close the Control Panel)

2. You'll see a mixer panel appear that looks something like this:

(note that your mixer may not be showing all the vertical "strips" for the different sound sources – that is customizable through the Properties dialog for the mixer)

3. Choose Properties from the Options menu. You'll see a screen like this:

4. Click the Recording radio button and make sure the CD Audio checkbox is checked.

5. Press the OK button to close this dialog and display the Recording Controls.

6. Verify that the source that you want has its SELECT box checked, and the volume is turned up about 3/4 of the way.


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