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Astrometry.net is a blind solver, but it runs much faster if you give it a guess at the field centre RA/Dec or have an idea how big your field of view is.
I used to use ansvr, but I realised that the version of astometry.net implemented is quite out of date compared to the Linux version and was sometimes failing to find a solution when a friend’s more recent Linux version succeeded. However, when I had a problem the ansvr author was quite helpful – as were the guys who wrote astrometry.net.
Could you test ansvr from a command line?
If you are able to use Python – or similar – its worth installing the W10 WSL2 option and running a Linux astometry.net session from W10. Its how I now work – the start up time for WSL2 sessions is quite small (will be even better in W11).