Latest Audacty Version fails to run

The latest Audacity version fails to run on my computer. After downloading it and “run” -ning it, a popup banner appears telling me that
“The Create Process failed. Code 14001. It failed because the the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the program might solve it.” – It doesn’t, even after several tries.
Any comments/suggestions as how I can get it running?

I am using an Compac R4000(HP) laptop, with XP Home SP3. I had a previous version running some years back with no problems, but a HD crash forced me to reinstall everything and I did not reinstall Audacity at that time. This is the first time that I am making an attempt to download it again.

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