Make sure any external connection are firm and correct. Check for damaged cables or loose connections.
Make sure the correct recording device is selected in GoldWave. Press F11 and choose the Device tab to select the recording
Windows XP/2000: Make sure the correct source is selected in GoldWave. Press F11 and choose the Volume tab. Select the Volume device that matches the
recording device, then select the source you want to record
(such as Line, Microphone, etc.) and adjust volume levels. Make
sure the Master control is not muted (if enabled).
Try recording in the Windows Sound Recorder accessory to see if recording is working. If not, please contact the sound card or
system manufacturer for assistance.
If you see no activity on the realtime visuals in GoldWave while recording, no signal is getting to GoldWave. Try enabling
the Monitor input option (press F11, Record tab) before setting
up connections to help get them right.