Sound Glitches

Version: 2.3.1
Operating System: Windows 10
I am having issues with the sound. My sound glitches when I hit the record button. It repeats the same frequency over and over again when it passes certain areas, which causes deafening noises and annoying audios. I have no idea how this glitch occurred, but I have tried re-installing Audacity 2.3.1 over and over again, but it still glitches out. A little help will be nice. Thank you.

The current version of Audacity is 2.3.2 and it is available via the Audacity website: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

Does Audacity play correctly if you import a known good audio file?