Recently, Audacity has been apparently opening normally, but when the Record button is pressed, the Device toolbar is tgreyed out and no running line is displayed on the sonogram. Rebooting the computer corrects this fault.
Windows 10, Home edition, 64 bit
Intel 3.40 GHz processor, 16GB RAM
Audacity version 3.0.0 - downloaded from Audacity home page
No error message is displayed; there is room for over 1800 hours of recording on hard disc.
Audacity is running on the D: drive, although it’s apparently storing some files on the C: drive.
I’ve attached two Audacity logs; one, ending in 836, is the log from a frozen installation; the other, ending in 703, from a working installation, following a reboot.
I suspect that the problem is that some other app has grabbed control of the audio system and is effectively locking Audacity out from using it.
(Apps like Skype / Zoom and similar are known offenders in this respect.)
I did try to upload the two zips by dragging them into the message box, but they seem to have unzipped themselves on uploading, and the second set of files may have overwritten the first. I’ll try again, uploading separately in two messages in this thread.