Cannot play back any file, wav, mp3, aup

The cursor will not go past 0.0 seconds, and the position window flashes -7 h - m -s.39 ver2.03 win8.1

I am able to click to the middle of the file, but the cursor bar flashes and nothing moves - Tried re-installing to no avail

We assume you’re using Audacity 2.0.5. If not, you should update Audacity.

Start or restart Audacity cold. Don’t open anything.

Generate > Tone > OK. Use the defaults.

Do you get a tone on the timeline and does it play?