I installed audaciity 2.4.2 on a new laptop
HP, windows 10 home.
HP Laptop 14s-dk0xxx
AMD ryzen 5 3500U 2.1Ghz
8GB RAM 5.92 usable
64 bit operating system x64 based processor
when using it on this laptop , it usually goes into a (not responding) state after a single click of the play button and takes several minutes to start playing at all. sometimes, itwill only reply with a message telling me to try a new device or change the sample rate or something like that. I really need help with this, as it makes my work almost impossible to complete unless i switch back to an older laptop with a bad battery.
are you sure security apps are disrupting it? i dont have much other installed anyway, other than mcafee, GOG, and a few webbrowsers. it also does not seem to make a difference if i access the files from a portable hard drive or on the laptops harddrive.
you were absolutely right about the soundcard drivers! after directly accessing the system tools and right clicking to have them update all drivers, it suddenly works like a charm. there were also other problems such as youtube videos pausing for a very long time and other applications that use sound malfunctioning.