Does anyone know how long I will sit like this?
Should be less than a minute.
I have been like this for 30 min. What should I do?
I was unsure if I had posted. I am here for help not smart mouths!
For some reason (and there are many) your computer and the X-carve are not talking to each other.
If you are using windows, check the device manager to see if a COM port exists for the X-carve.
Using the X-controller some people have had to manually install the FTDI com port driver.
Go to this web site, download and install the driver that matches your Operating System (most likely Windows 2017-8-30 2.12.28)
In additional to LarryM’s advice, it might be worth trying another USB cable to see if the condition is still present.
Did you download and install the driver package - http://x-carve-instructions.inventables.com/1000mm/step10/
Have you tried unplugging and reconnecting your USB cable? That usually fixes it for me when I have this issue.