I was in the program, attempting to make a recording by hitting the record button. It froze (with a spinning wheel for the mouse icon).
I gave it some time, but eventually had to force kill the program. Now when I attempt to open the program, nothing happens at all. I tried over and over to click on the icon, or in the folder to open it but nothing happens.
I even uninstalled the whole damn program, and reinstalled it. Again, nothing happens.
If you were using Audacity 1.2.6 (or any other 1.x version), uninstall it and download the current version from here: http://audacityteam.org/download/
The 1.x series is obsolete and known to not work properly on modern machines. If you can’t uninstall it, just delete it from the Program Files folder.
Sorry, it is the current 2.0 version available from their website. It was working just fine until it did this this morning. I did attempt to reset preferences, but that still didn’t fix it.
When I click on the icon now to open, (particularly in the bottom taskbar) it highlights like it is opening, then fades away. When I check in my task manager it appears as if the program is running, but there is no way to access it. The only thing to do at that point is force end it.
I’ve tried uninstalling and restarting my computer even, that still doesn’t fix it.
Why can’t you say what you were recording with, is it a secret? Did you borrow your dads USB turntable without asking?
Windows 7 64-bit? Windows XP? Windows 95? Windows 8?
Laptop or desktop computer?
Internal sound card or USB sound card?
I’m sure there’s got to be a bit more that you can give us to work with.
Did you have any difficulty resetting the preferences?
Has that computer ever had Audacity 1.2.x installed on it?
Sorry, I had two mp3s (the specific music itself isn’t important), I was trying to create a blank area so that I could copy and paste one into the other and edit them together. When I pressed record (to record with the microphone and then mute that segment when finished) the spinning wheel appeared and it froze.
I am running on Windows 7 64bit, desktop computer, internal sound card. I reset the preferences just as instructed. There were no problems, it just didn’t fix the problem.
I once installed Audacity 1.3 Beta on this computer, but uninstalled it and erased all traces after installing Audacity 2.0.1
I was successfully running Audacity 2 the whole weekend before this happened today.