I am using a Thinkpad with Windos xp. When I try to monitor audio while recording a new track, te audio will not play unless I change sound drivers to windows drivers then back to my sound card. I have reduced all tracks to mono, and clicked the prefrence box. Any thoughts?
Can I assume you’re not recording a live microphone or turntable? If you’re doing self-recording (YouTube sound) you could get into trouble with sound routing since that could connect Audacity’s input to its output if you did it wrong. The output dropdown (speaker icon) should point to the speaker or headphone system of your machine. You can also get there with Edit > Preferences > Devices > Playback. The input portion should be Stereo-Mix or whatever your computer calls self-recording.