Unusable Tape Recording on Windows11 but perfect on Windows10

I’m recording cassette tapes via USB. On a Windows10 PC I get a perfect recording. On my Windows11 Laptop I get a totally useless pulsed and distorted result (sample attached). Tape player and USB cable are the same and as far as I can see all the settings are the same on both PC and Laptop, and the Audacity settings are the same in both cases.
Any advice as to why I can’t record properly on the Laptop?

PC/Laptop Settings -
Mic - USB PnP Audio Device
Sample Rate /Format - 48k Hz, 16-bit

Audacity Settings-
Mic - USB PnP Audio Device
Sample Rate /Format - 48k Hz, 16-bit
Latency Buffer Length 100msecs
Latency Compensation -130mecs

Make sure Windows “enhancements” are turned OFF.

This is singing, right? Windows Enhancements hates singing or any music. It thinks the music is buzz, hum, or other interference and tries to delete it.

Post back if you hit it.

Koz

Right first time, many thanks.

Right first time - many thanks.

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