Audio Track is Solid Blue

I just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. Downloaded latest version of Audacity 2.0.5 using EXE. Installer. Tried to record an Lp with USB turntable and got the sound working. Problem is with the audio track. On the run in from the LP the track looks ok, but as soon as the music/sound starts the audio tracks turn a solid blue and the sound is just barely visible in a darker blue. The sound is not centered in the audio tracks. It shows faintly in the upper and lower edge of each track.
Never had this happen in XP. Can someone help

What does it sound like? If it sounds OK it’s a graphic problem. If it sounds like garbage, it’s an audio problem. We’ve had both.


For kozikowski: sound appears to be ok. Additional info. If i open an existing file the audio track looks ok and the sound is fine. this blue audio track just happens when i try to record and it never happened when i was using Windows XP. i have tried just about every setting i can think of and read every relevant section in the manual and nothing works.

Found some additional info. via web search at this site " Solid blue audio track is the same as mine. Following advice i reduced the input volume to .03 and now the track looks ok. I also noticed that severe clipping occurred at any setting above .03. This seems to be a bit low on the scale. Is it possible that i have another setting wrong. In the sound device settings the level is set to 100.

Try turning that down and see if it helps.
With thousands of different sound cards it is not possible to give a “one size fits all” solution. It is often necessary for users to experiment with different settings to see what works best. On my old machine it worked best with everything set to 72%, which is completely different to my current machine.