Error while opening sound device

I just installed Audacity on a new Win7 PC. When I click record, I get the following error: “Error while opening sound device. Please check input device settings and project sample rate.”

I have done everything I know to do and got no change.


This is expected on Windows 7 because it disables all or most of the sound inputs.

So you cannot record until you enable the inputs in Windows “Sound”.

Please see this Frequently Asked Question .