Recording Skips

After using Audacity without any issues for many months, when adding voice recording (internal and external mic both) the recording has blank spaces / skips. This problem seems to have come suddenly. I’ve deleted and reinstalled Audacity twice. I’ve also disabled software play through and sound activated recording (per troubleshooting page). My laptop has plenty of resources. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

If it is anything to do with Audacity settings, ensure you enable “Reset Preferences” half way through the Audacity installer, or reinstallation may not change your settings at all.

There is a long list of possible solutions for skips here: Managing Computer Resources and Drivers - Audacity Wiki.