mic distortion

my mic worked fine. I changed hard drives. now when I record my voice all I hear is pops and distortion. The mic works fine on other computers. Thanks.

This is a problem with your system, not Audacity.

Assuming your mic connects to the mic port in the computer, did you reinstall the drivers for the motherboard audio device after replacing the hard drive and reinstalling Windows? If it’s a branded computer, you can get the drivers for your computer model from the computer manufacturers’ web site.

If you need more help, please give us some information to go on. Version of Windows and Audacity (see the pink panel at the top of this page). Make and model number of the mic. Make and model number of the mixer or interface if you are connecting the mic to one of those.