I get strong static and hum on recording on Cubase Elements

I get strong static and hum when recording on Cubase Elements 8. I am new to this program, having just installed the Cubase Elements 8 program on my Lenovo computer that runs Windows 10. The computer updated last night. Before the update I could record OK. No static or hum. After the update I had to reinstall the E-Licenser installer to get Cubase to open.

The audio tracks on the project look OK in the recording window. But sound terrible.