Debug report, then shut down

I just newly installed 2.42 on my Windows 10 machine, and when I open it, the initial screen comes on, but when I try to do ANYTHING (open project, new project, import) I get the debug report screen. And after I click either ‘OK’ or Cancel’ it closes. When I look at the debug report, this is what I get. I have not seen anything on this forum to help with this. PLEASE help.
15:38:36: Audacity 2.1.3
15:38:36: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries…
15:38:36: Trying to load FFmpeg libraries from system paths. File name is ‘avformat-55.dll’.
15:38:36: Looking up PATH environment variable…
15:38:36: PATH = ‘C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\Windows\System32\OpenSSH;C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;’
15:38:36: Checking that ‘’ is in PATH…
15:38:36: FFmpeg directory is in PATH.
15:38:36: Checking for monolithic avformat from ‘avformat-55.dll’.
15:38:36: Error: Failed to load shared library ‘avformat-55.dll’ (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
15:38:36: Loading avutil from ‘’.
15:38:36: Error: Failed to load shared library ‘.dll’ (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
15:38:36: Loading avcodec from ‘’.
15:38:36: Error: Failed to load shared library ‘.dll’ (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
15:38:36: Loading avformat from ‘avformat-55.dll’.
15:38:36: Error: Failed to load shared library ‘avformat-55.dll’ (error 126: the specified module could not be found.)
15:38:36: Error: Failed to load FFmpeg libraries.
15:38:36: Error: Failed to find compatible FFmpeg libraries.
15:39:32: Error: File ‘C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Audacity\SessionData\project28123\e00\d04’ couldn’t be removed (error 5: access is denied.)
15:39:32: Error: File ‘C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Audacity\SessionData\project28123\e00’ couldn’t be removed (error 5: access is denied.)
15:39:32: Error: File ‘C:\Users\Brian\AppData\Local\Audacity\SessionData\project28123’ couldn’t be removed (error 5: access is denied.)

I’ve replied here: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/debug-report/57251/15