Sudden Static

Hello! I am using Audacity 3.1.3 on my PC that uses Windows 10/11 and I have never had any issues until right now. I recorded a very short audio and it sounded like it usually does. Upon the 3rd playback while editing, the audio suddenly had a LOUD static sound over all the speaking. Now, when I even open a new project entirely to start over, the playback is still staticky. How do I fix this? :frowning:

Are you listening to internal laptop speakers?

Does it still happen after you reboot the computer?