Not a fix - an alternative.
I use a PalmTrack recorder - use it as a outside sound recorder, bird-sounds various and sometimes a music recording ( but there needs to be something soft under the recorder, or it picks up mech noise.
- The files slip into Vegas under Import Media (SD card reader in PC).
This has the merit it's relatively easy to do the recording and you can repeat etc.
My Vegas Platinum came with Sound Forge (like Audacity, but within Vegas). That's where you can edit out bad starts, clicks, etc. Also adjust levels, etc.
( I realise this will require you to buy one, but these are just like a half-price Zoom. ).