Two problems.

Audacity 1.3 beta, a Logitech headset, Vista on a Fujitsu Siemens laptop and I simply cannot record. With Skype and other programs, there is no problem.
Can anyone suggest what the problem could be? On an older machine with different system, Windows 2000, I think, I used to record all the time with  Audacity.

On my Windows XP PC I can record well enough, Logitech USB micro, separate earphones (Thomson) but the visual display, the depiction of the sound waves is defect 
 restricted to waves a few centimetres high. Again - any suggestions as to what I can do?

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