I’ve been going nuts trying to figure this one out and I have no more in me. This problem has a mind of it’s own.
Audacity 2.4.2 for Windows 10
Every time I try to use Audacity an error box shouts at me with the error “Internal PortAudio error.” Upon launch no devices are applicable for use. Can’t record anything with audacity, can’t play anything back. Only editing. Happened when my audio drivers updated. Tried everything.
A while ago I had drivers I had to update. One of them was Realtek. As soon as I had finished installing them the provider name changed from “Realtek HD Audio” to “Realtek(R) Audio”. Everything was behaving fine except when I had to use Audacity for something, it would refuse to acknowledge any sort of driver I had. As long as I kept using my Realtek drivers, audacity would play up.
I reverted my drivers to some windows generic driver which my computer was warning me not to do. For a while I was happy using them, Audacity was working, my audio felt the same, maybe a little better. Most importantly, Windows was treating my headphones as headphones and not generic speakers.
I want to use my computers provided audio drivers. I was given options to tinker with my headphones, make them sound different which I liked. Sometimes I like the artificial bass, the virtual surround, etc etc. I was also able to use Stereo Mix. Overall it feels right using what I was given and what was working before doing some driver updates, something I’m always recommended to do on a daily basis having this mess up really throws a spanner onto my skull cause I can’t stop getting headaches trying to solve this.
I have reverted drivers, downloaded new ones where I could find any. I mainly used DriverFix. I’ve heard it’s considered like, adware or something stupid but me and my protection both agree it’s an alright program. More so, DriverFix helped me to repair an Alienware R13 or something, allowing it to do a Windows update it would refuse to do, sometimes hanging forever on restart or shutting down. It was like 4 months overdue from having the light mode update. It’s bad.
Right now I have used my PC’s driver disks to revert as much as I can to the factory recommended. Whatever installers are on there have access to the internet so I should be right to believe they’re updating from the source, an up-to-date version. No third party tinkering involved. Even threw in GPUTweak too, I had no idea I should be having that. I’m all up to date, using a good version of Windows and keeping Audacity updated. Whatever is happening is God’s prejudice against me so please help!!
I have tried everything on the internet to find a problem related to mine whose troubleshooting steps I can follow to resolve this. Uninstalling Realtek drivers to have them reinstall themselves. Updating drivers. I’ve ran the Windows troubleshooter. I’ve checked Windows update. Tried external programs. All this and then some, eventually reverted to disk provided drivers which communicate with the internet so I’m positive they’re the absolute up-to-date. So whatever I have ended up with, they’re what I would have had at the start.
My motherboard is an ASUS Prime B350-Plus
Thanks in advanced!