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Speech Recognition Error

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Speech Recognition Error


    I've successfully setup Speech Recognition but when I restart the computer, I receive the following error message...

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    When I try accessing "Advanced speech properties" to troubleshoot, I receive the following error "could not initialize volume meter. Please select a different audio input device".

    Then the "Speech Properties" dialog box pops up and when I click "Advanced" and select the audio input device, the "Speech Properties" dialog box freezes every time when I try to hit "Apply". Not sure what's going on as I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Running Windows 8.1 x64

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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Under your device manager , are there any yellow/red flags under the 'sound video and game controllers' list?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Same error, no fix found.


    This is an old thread, but I just set up speech recognition and now this is happening. Everytime I try to change the advanced options it freezes and says "shell common.dll has stopped working."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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