win7 ultimate recording prob on Audacity 2.2.2

I have tried each setting and can’t capture audio from my computer. I had a hard drive crash and lost every thing.
Starting from scratch. All my settings notes are gone. I had either the previous version or the one before that.
Any tips on how to set up 2.2.2 with Win 7 ultimate?

https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tutorial_recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer.html

Go down the Windows branch — scroll down.

Koz

I had a hard drive crash and lost every thing.

I know fresh, new users that had no idea you had to make protection copies of your work. How long have you been doing this? We regularly post instructions on making copies of anything valuable in case something evil happens.

I know of one cloud service where the first bunch of GB is free, so not having a spare hard drive isn’t the excuse it used to be. People give away thumb drives.

What happened?

Koz

I am using Windows 7 and Audacity 2.2.2 and cannot Record or Playback. Everything ok yesterday. Any suggestions??