no sound while recording

Hi There
I have just installed my audacity, from my disk, for my usb turntable player GE-4059, no matter what I do I cannot get sound when recording
I am running xp windows service pk 2. I have selected software playthrough in the Audacity preference menu.
I have followed steps 1, and 2 , for software configuration, don’t know how many times, as I have uninstalled a lot
Can someone out there help me PLEASE
Cheers barbieg

Please post in the part of the forum appropriate for the version of Audacity that you are using (1.2.x or 1.3.x) and your operating system (Linux/Mac/Windows).
See here: http://forum.audacityteam.org/index.php