HP 17-g121wm /audacity 2.4

Hello, my computer worked with Audacity, can’t remember what I had to do to make it work. My problem is, I just got 2.4 version and had to reset/wipe computer. Now the computer loads audacity but nothing is coming in on computer except distortion. I have a USB line in that is playing my music? What can I do to use Audacity again and record?

Is that 2.4.0, 2.4.1, or 2.4.2?
(look in “Help menu > About Audacity”.)

Do you mean that you did a fresh reinstalled Windows 10?
If so, have you completed all Windows updates?
Did you reinstall the drivers from https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/model/8961418

So check in your device toolbar that the device you are recording from is in fact your USB line rather than your computer microphone.