Here is the problem. When I plug my headset into the front of my computer ( there are two jacks for a headset and mic ) I make sure they are in the correct jacks. Realtek pops up a box and I select "Headphones". I then went into Vent so I can chat with some people. Now I can hear them talking but when I went to talk the mic was not picking up my voice. I know it was not Vent because I also tried to record myself using the Windows Recorder. Also what I have noticed is that when I had the recorder running and I was in vent, I held down the talk button while someone else in vent was speaking, and then I played back the recorder because I wanted to see if I could hear myself. For some odd reason it recorded the person who was talking on vent. I have a brand new Alienware PC. All my drivers are updated, I checked and double checked. Nothing is muted, I checked and double checked. The headset works, I checked on another PC and I could use the mic and hear with no problems. I also have Windows Vista 32bit.