Help requested regarding error message

Hi! I have not used Audacity in awhile and have just tried to access the software to record my guitar. I am getting a message that says, “Error while opening sound device. Please check input device settings and the project sample rate.” I just don’t know how to do that. Can anyone assist? Thanks.

It’s an open-ended complaint. It just says it thinks Audacity can’t open a way to record or play. We did write about a number of ways to investigate possible solutions.