Problem In Kurzweil, you do not hear any voices yet can hear sound in other applications. You may be able to see that the voices are installed. Also, the application may work on another user account. Solution Reinstall SAPI Runtimes.
Reinstall SAPI Runtimes
Reinstalling the SAPI runtimes can fix problems in an application using text to speech: Download and Install SAPI 4. Download and Install SAPI 5. Restart the Computer.
Unable to find the file: C:\Windows\Speech\VCMD.exe
Problem When opening Dragon Naturally Speaking you get the error: “Unable to find the file: C:\Windows\Speech\VCMD.exe” Solution Reinstall the Microsoft SAPI 4 Runtime files.
Read & Write speech not working
Problem When using Read & Write, the speech is not working. You do not hear anything even after a repair or reinstall of the program. Solution Reset Texthelp Read & Write to Default Settings.