Recording cursor stuck

Hi all, I have a problem with the recording cursor being “stuck” and won’t move when I press record. I’m not sure what really changed because it was working fine a couple months ago. I’ve tried using all the info that I was able to dig up online like change the settings, the microphone privacy settings, rescan device and so forth. I did even fix it once but then I couldn’t hear anything through my headphones connected to my interface. Then when I fixed that, the recording problem still persisted and I’ve been stuck in this loop for a while now so any help would be greatly appreciated ! I believe I’m on windows 10 with a Rode NT4 mic and Rode A1-1 interface.

See this topic: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/need-help-with-recording-issue-and-sound-issue/60106/1