Recording Issue

Whenever I go to record, the recording line is static, it does not move a all, and it is causing me headaches. I have updated Audacity, changed my mic, yet I still am hit with the same issue. I need help ASAP, due to a deadline I have to meet approaching later today.

Which version of Windows?
Which version of Audacity? (look in “Help > About Audacity”)
What are your settings in the device toolbar?
What is your recording device?