Audacity Doesn't open right Blank Screens

Audacity Doesn’t open right Blank Screens is about the only way I can say it. I made a video of the problem. To much to tell you how it is acting.
I’m running Windows 7 Audacity 2.0.6.

I tried uninstalling and remove audacity.cfg content and delete it completely and reinstalling but I still have the same problem.

Here a video which will show you what’s happen.

Install 2.0.6 from Make sure you put a checkmark (tick) in the box “Reset Preferences” half way through the installation. Then there is no need to delete or change audacity.cfg. When you launch Audacity after installation, say “Yes” when it asks you if you want to reset preferences.


I tried using the reset but it doesn’t help, still same problem. That’s why I went as far as deleting everything about Audacity but even that, it didn’t help. Trying removing the content out of the audacity.cfg file also still didn’t help, like the help said to do.

Then please uninstall 2.0.6.

Then try installing this pre-release version of Audacity 2.1.0: Wait for the download box to appear. Do not click green download buttons or you may harm your computer.

Install to the standard location of C:Program FilesAudacity if you have 32-bit Windows 7 or C:Program Files (x86)Audacity if you have 64-bit Windows 7 (so if you were installing to a non-standard location, change the installation location in the installer). Check (tick) the “Reset Preferences” box in the installer and say Yes when Audacity asks if you want to reset Preferences.

If that does not help then you may have a game, virus or some security application that is interfering with Audacity. If this problem has just started, consider what system changes you made or what new applications you may have installed.

Do any other applications than Audacity do this? You can use CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open Windows Task Manager and see how much memory you have left and how much CPU use there is when you try to run Audacity.


There may be that chance about the virus or something. I had a problem with Firefox play a music when I open tabs or searched. I found it is connected to Firefox SYNC and I can’t run it or that happens. I looked for answers about this for a week and seem no one has had the problem or they can’t find an answer. Its seem to be part of PCH (Publishers Clearing House) it’s their sound that keeps playing. I ran everything I could think of on my computer but they found nothing.

I will try your suggestion Gale and install version 10, if you have any idea on the other problem I’m open to suggestion on it as well.

Get rid of that: . Even if you don’t find the search hijacker mentioned in that topic, do a deep scan with a good anti-virus tool like Malwarebytes.