Realtime effects problems

I’m new to this forum and relatively new to Audacity, I’m also not the most technically gifted person you’ll ever meet, either…
But I have a problem and was wondering if anyone else on here has encountered something similar.
When adding realtime effects to a lead guitar track, everything is good until I use a VST plugin called Echobox D7. This is a great echo and works perfectly on all the other tracks I use it on (Vocals, drums, etc). However, when adding it to the lead guitar it will make the entire audio drop out - everything goes silent except for a loud click when clicking play or stop.
I’m using Windows 10, 64 bit, etc. I’ve checked my realtec drivers and all seems to be up to date.
I don’t think it’s the actual plugin because it works fine on all the other tracks but if I click the off button on the lead guitar realtime effects, the audio comes back on. If I turn off the Echobox effect, all the audio comes back on. So there’s no real consistency with how this problem is behaving.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I should also add that when I save the file as a WAV, it’s completely silent. However, I’ve been mixing other songs today and been saving them with no problems at all.
Many thanks in advance for any help.

I’ve just checked the diagnostics log and it’s telling me that there is a failure to load the shared library. This seems to be the problem, I’m guessing so the question is, has anyone else had this problem and if so, what is the solution?
Many thanks again.

So, I dig some digging again and this forum is a wonderful help!
I seemed to have fixed the problem for now and it may even be a a permanent fix, we’ll see.
I noticed that I had a lot of versions of the Echobox D7 plugin listed - versions without the GCU for example and also the plugin had been saved in various folders that audacity uses.
So my fix has been to disable all but one version of the plugin and now everything seems to be good. I’ve done this by going to the plugin manager in Audacity and disabling the plugin from there. As mentioned above, I’ve kept one version of this enabled. I’m guessing there’s been some sort of clash with all the different Echobox plugins scattered around in folders being used by Audacity for searching out plugins on my computer.

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