Hi, I was having an issue launching Audacity 3.0.2 on a new laptop. The Audacity splash graphic would come up, freeze, and then stay running in the background. If I tried to launch Audacity again, it would say that Audacity is already running. Someone had a similar issue here.
I was able to get Audacity running by disabling the “Intel Smart Sound Technology” devices in the Windows 10 Device Manager (I had 2 - one for Microphone and one for USB). I am not really even sure what they are for but it doesn’t look like I need them. Hopefully this helps anyone with this issue!