Audacity recording function dead

Hello everyone,
I am a new using Audacity and new to this Forum. I have the latest version of Audacity. It was working fine in playback and recording.
Suddenly it stopped working in the Record mode. The red cursor on the left; it just stays there. I am trying to figure out what happened. But then I found this forum, and I hope that someone out there reaches out to help me. Thank you from Brooklyn, New York

What are you trying to record, with what equipment?
What settings do you have in the Device Toolbar?

I Dragged some music from desktop into Audacity. It was working fine before I did I don’t know what.

What are you trying to record, with what equipment?
What settings do you have in the Device Toolbar?



Perhaps you pressed the Pause button or turned on Sound-Activated Recording.

To reset Audacity, do Tools > Reset Configutation.