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Topic Title: The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.
Topic Summary: out of the blue, this happens, nothing works
Created On: 03/07/2020 01:59 PM
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 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Ric - 03/07/2020 01:59 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - R. Wilke - 03/07/2020 02:12 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Ric - 03/07/2020 02:15 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/07/2020 04:18 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - R. Wilke - 03/07/2020 03:11 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Ric - 03/07/2020 06:52 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/08/2020 12:55 PM  
 The speech engine returned the following error: Failed.   - Ric - 03/08/2020 02:08 PM  
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relevent: "out of the blue." i.e.,, unlike similar threads i see from others getting the "The speech engine returned the following error: Failed." message, I've not installed anything new, hardware or software, in MONTHS, and i used DNS hours a day every day.  And I've not changed the ports I'm using (Bluetooth mic). But today, middle of the day, seemingly unprovoked, DNS does this "The speech engine returned the following error: Failed." thing and quits functioning! i did a complete restart, starting things up as i always do, but the "The speech engine returned the following error: Failed." demon raised its ugly head again.  

 

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Thx!   Ric 



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 03/07/2020 02:12 PM
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This error message is as unspecific as a Corona flu (according to Trump) infection, which however isn't a reals issue in the US, again according to Trump.

When does it happen? Can you even load the profile? Either way, if you haven't changed a thing, the problem may be with the profile, and if you can load it, you might try switching to a backup.


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 03/07/2020 02:15 PM
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can't load profile at all now, R Wilke. hoping to avoid restoring, as i just noticed it hasnt done so in 3 weeks, and i hate to lose profile data edits since

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 03/07/2020 04:18 PM
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Try switching to your backup user profile which you will find detailed in the Quick Tips button at the top of this page. After you open the Quick Tips PDF, search for or press {Ctrl+f} “switching” as an switching to your backup user profile.



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 03/07/2020 03:11 PM
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If you can't load the profile, the profile is broken, and that's the reason for the error message. Perhaps it should be mentioned that there are a lot of worse things which might happen than losing three weeks of data. You will have to restore a backup taken while it was working at any event, or else you will lose just everything related to the previous profile. If you don't know how, just ask. Depending on the situation, there are different ways of doing it.



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Thanks, Lunis and R. I tried one more computer restart before going to the trouble of using a backup user profile and, without even waving a magic wand, it's suddenly working normally. Which is good, because my most recent backup was not recent!

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 03/08/2020 12:55 PM
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While you were lucky, you really don't want to fully depend on a Dragon backup. We recommend scheduling a monthly backup in your calendar and manually backing up your profile to a different hard drive or the cloud.



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yes you are right, lewdness (LOL, I blame DNS for that! - I've now added your name to the vocabulary). I mean Lunis. I was lucky this time. I've set up a calendar reminder and will follow your guidance there on regularly, manually backing it up. Ric

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