Laser starting but does not cut, says busy or paused

I’m pretty green with this software. Only been running my new laser for a week.
I had zero issues the other day and ran several projects.

Today, I am trying to cut some acrylic. I have a test because I’m cutting only 1/16 inch earrings, so I set it up, used the playback to see what its going to do, then hit start. It advances to the place where to start cutting then stops. It says busy or paused. I’ve turned the machine off/on, but it hasn’t changed. Any advice.

Shift-click the ‘Devices’ button in the Laser tab to reset communications. Which OS are you running?