My Audacity no longer records. It has recorded fine for years, but now it just gives me a flat line, no recording. I can hear fine through my speakers. I made no changes whatsoever to Audacity settings,to control panel settings, or my system configuration. It just stopped recording.
I was using one version back, so I thought I’d download and install the latest version, but that did not solve the problem.
That’s only the setups for recording “streaming audio.”
made sure all Windows updates were installed
I didn’t see “Cold Restart” in your response.
When Windows restarts, it has a quick, convenient, snappy restart where it leaves portions of itself alone. That’s fine until something goes wrong, then it’s not so convenient. If you do one Shift-Shutdown and then later, Start, Windows will reset a lot more of itself before it comes back up “clean” and will take longer doing it.
If everything fails, we’ll need to wait for a forum elf better at Windows.
Oh, I did the cold restart. I forgot to mention that. Although, I just shut the computer off, waited about a minute, then turned it back on. I just now tried it using your suggestion with the shift, etc., but still no effect.