I use an ihome mini speeker on this lap top… as the only usb… device
and yes… i did go to the Faq’s… that’s where i found the link you posted…
I did most of them…
had trouble seeing if the sound device has an up date…
am at HP now… w automatic device dectection… because… troubble reading the ID on bottom
— now . I downloaded the automatic up date extension… to chrome. but it will not initalize. so. .I’m not sure if the driver is up to date…
For example, have you tried holding FN and ESC or holding down CTRL and ALT while pressing S? Or try the HP Support Assistant to get the product number (the Assistant may be in the Windows Start Menu).
Be aware though that HP no longer supports Windows XP. You may find it hard to get XP drivers from official HP sources.
Have you ever used Audacity without having this error? If so, can you think what changed since then that might affect this? Can you use XP System Restore to go back to a previous restore point when Audacity worked?
the issue happens after opening… and selecting record.
I have used audacity for 3-5 years.
I have not had a problem using the mini speeker… befor at all…
I’m recording … internet audio… seminars.
I did get the HP product # finally… and tried from HP to do a driver check . .but the downloaded extension on chrome… gives me an error… so it will not identify from the internet automatically
-and the file ( 2 old files) when downloaded from HP says its corrupt and willnot load on computer.
so frustrating… hours… down the drain… ( thanks for your help tho… )
What is the model number? Is (or was initially) the computer intended to run Windows XP? Have you asked on the unofficial HP forums? HP official support will no longer help with Windows XP in my experience.