My Compaq (works great for multimedia, but TOTALLY unreliable - no wonder they're on their knees) is down AGAIN so I am forced to record on a Toshiba laptop. Only there's no line-in (mic-in only) and hi-impedence signals will be distorted by the pre-amp of the mic-in. What are my options - is there some way to bypass / defeat the mic pre-amp or route the mic jack to the line-in channel of the Windows Volume Control (audio mixer)? HELP!!