Guys, I have a problem. I got the Initializing Audio error because of the internal port audio. I can’t play sound nor record since I don’t even have options when selecting an audio host. I have the most recent Windows 10 update since as of this posts date so maybe it’s that, because it worked a few months back even though in privacy I have the microphone permitted. I don’t know if the uninstall and reinstall of the sound drivers has done anything since nothing seemed to change.
I have Realtek and Nvidia sound systems if that helps.
It is possible that some device you have connected is causing problems for Audacity.
Click on the search window on your Windows taskbar near the magnifying glass. Type in “mmsys.cpl”. Click on the Recording tab and make a note of all of the devices listed. Then click on the Playback tab and do the same.
Look for unusual devices - NVIDIA HDMI would be one. Others could be bluetooth headphones, a droidcam, or DFX software.
Try disabling the suspect device and see if that fixes the issue.