Everything works as for as the mic test ,I hear myself talk and I hear the lady talk when I test the headset but I can't activate the mic or headphones in the taskbar.The mic icon is greyed out with the mic and headphones having red x's over them that won't change even if I press them.

I have onboard sound Realtek hd using "line in/mic in" for the mic and "rear audio out put" for the headphones.

Everything worked fine in T/S 2

O/s is win xp

If anyone can help,thanks in advance.