'Audacity unexpectedly stopped working'

Audacity 2.4.2
macOS High Sierra - Version 10.13.6

Hi forum members,

I am trying to do some editing, but for some reason I get kicked out every 2 minutes or so. I attached a screenshot of the error I’m getting (it is in Dutch) - when you translate it says the following:

Audacity stopped unexpectedly.
Click 'open again; to restart the programme. Click ‘report’ to show more information and to send a report to Apple.

The button on the left says ‘ignore’.

I already tried to report the problem to Apple, but it doesn’t seem to be working. .

Hopefully someone can help me out here, thanks!
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What exactly were you doing when Audacity crashed? Can you post a screenshot of your the project that crashes?
– Bill

At first, I was thinking this was some kind of device problem, but you say that it happens when you are editing. Have you tried starting the Mac ?