Cursor Stuck at 0.0 for Windows 7

I have been using Audacity for several weeks and it worked perfectly. It stopped working suddenly today. I want to record from the speakers (I don’t have Stereo Mix) as I have been recording all this time.

Audacity Settings:

  • Windows WASAPI
  • Playback Device - Speakers
  • Recording Device - Speakers
  • Preferences>Recording>Audio to Buffer - 100 milliseconds
  • Quality>Sample Rate - 48000 Hz

Computer Sound Settings:

  • Playback - speakers
  • Recording - Shows only Microphone (Checked “Show Disabled Devices” and “Show Disconnected Devices”), not plugged in (I want to record internally from the speakers as I have been).

So far, I have uninstalled and reinstalled Audacity, updated my audio device drivers, rebooted the computer twice. Nothing changes the Recording devices in Computer Sound Settings. How can I get this to get working again? Thanks!!

Are you using the current Audacity 2.1.1?

WASAPI loopback usually works best with 44100 Hz project rate bottom left of Audacity, and in Windows Sound, right-click over the playback device > Properties, “Advanced” tab, uncheck both Exclusive Mode boxes and set Default Format to a 44100 Hz choice.

The first time you record, make sure you play the stream before pressing Record.