VC microphone stopped opening at logon

To solve this problem, I have tried the following:

1. After dictating "Configure microphone", I selected "Yes". An error dialogue appeared (see screenshot).

I assume it means that the previous request was still active. However, VC Microphone still did not open on logon.

2. After dictating "Configure microphone", I selected "No". This should delete the request. I have no way of knowing whether this happened because, of course, VC Microphone was not supposed to open at logon.

3. After dictating "Configure microphone", I again selected "Yes". This did not work. VC Microphone still does not start at logon.

Any suggestions?

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To solve this problem, I have tried the following:

1. After dictating “Configure microphone”, I selected “Yes”. An error dialogue appeared (see screenshot).

I assume it means that the previous request was still active. However, VC Microphone still did not open on logon.


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Do you have Admin rights? (The error could be caused by a lack of Admin rights. I messed up. The config mic utility doesn't generate a log file. I'll compile another version that will create a log to help us find out what's going on.)

QUOTE=doicet]
2. After dictating "Configure microphone", I selected "No". This should delete the request. I have no way of knowing whether this happened because, of course, VC Microphone was not supposed to open at logon.

3. After dictating "Configure microphone", I again selected "Yes". This did not work. VC Microphone still does not start at logon.

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2. if you didn't receive an error message, then it should've deleted the task.

3. And, if you didn't receive an error message, then it should've recreated the task. I'll try to create a confirmation that the task was created.

In the meanwhile, open Windows Task Scheduler and look for the RestartVCMic task in the library.

If it's not working, delete it and then try to recreate it.






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"Do you have Admin rights?"

A: Technically, the answer is no.

I have an administrative user, but I do most of my work, including dictation into Dragon, under a regular user (non-elevated).

If the VC microphone set-up requested administrator credentials, I could supply them.


QUOTE=doicet]
“configure VC microphone
…In the meanwhile, open Windows Task Scheduler and look for the RestartVCMic task in the library.

If it’s not working, delete it and then try to recreate it.”


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There was no task to delete in Task Scheduler. In addition, I could not create the task there. I clicked the right buttons in the "Configure Microphone" dialogue. It did not request admin privileges, but it did not create the task.

Here is a screenshot of Task Scheduler after my attempt to do so.





I emailed you an updated utility. Let us know how it works!

Thank you for sending the file.

I'm enclosing a screenshot of the message that appeared when I tried to run the utility.

I think it might be informative as well to tell you that when I unzipped the file, I found the file with a "txt" extension. I changed that to the "exe" extension. If that was not the right extension, tell me what it should be, and I'll try again.

Trying to run ConfVCmic.exe produced the message you see below.

I hope this is helpful.


<edited><editID>doicet</editID><editDate>2018-06-19 14:43:49</editDate></edited>

Did you copy ConfVCmic.exe over the existing file in

C:Program Files (x86)VoiceTeachVoiceComputerscripts?

And then run the file from there?

The
C:Program Files (x86)VoiceTeachVoiceComputerscripts directory should have the WBDPB44I.DLL file.


uploads/906/VoiceComputer_Log_from_06_20_2018.txt

<div><br></div><div><div>Yes, this worked, and things appeared to change when I configured the VC mic. (I did this after restarting the computer, and when nothing changed, I did a cold restart and tried again to configure the VC mic.)</div><div><div><br></div><div>1. The script requested to me for admin verification and got it.</div><div>2. The script finally displayed confirmation that the VC mic was configured start when the computer starts and restart every two hours.</div><div><br></div><div>However, the Task Scheduler did not confirm any of the above. (See screenshot). So, I am also enclosing the VoiceComputer Log for today.</div></div></div><div><br></div><div><img src="uploads/906/Task_Scheduler_today_180620.GIF" height="427" width="1560" border="0" /><br></div><div><br></div>

Is this a work computer?

(Maybe there’s a policy that an individual can’t add tasks?)
<div><br></div><div>This is an excellent question. I am self-employed. The computer is my home workstation, and I have not knowingly established a policy against adding individual tasks.</div><div><br></div><div>I never used to have this problem with VC Microphone. The hardware involved has been through an HD replacement. I chose to install an SSD. However, that did not mark the beginning of my current problem with VC mic. This problem began quite a bit after the SSD replacement. Initially, I thought it might be from one of the Windows 10 updates.</div><div><br></div><div>Perhaps I should also note that I made a similar change when I replaced my office workstation. It also has an SSD. VC mic starts with my office computer and restarts on the schedule I set for it.</div><div><br></div><div>Whatever the problem is here at home, it does not stop VC mic from working. I am running it right now. It was easy to start it up by saying, "open VC microphone".</div><div><br></div><div>So, maybe this is a small niggle — annoying, but perhaps not worth more time. I thank you for all the work you have put in. Apparently no one else has reported this kind of problem, and there must be a point of diminishing returns.</div><div><br></div><div>I am also willing to keep testing things, but what do you guys say?</div>

I'm surprised that the utility I sent you is not reporting that it can't create a task.

But, within a few days, I'll send you a test utility that might help us figure out what's going on.

Good news and thanks for your feedback!

>Under the General tab in Task Scheduler, I selected "Change User or Group…" There I specified my regular user (non-elevated).

The ConfVCmic.exe utility should have created the task for a regular user (non-elevated).
I'll keep testing this.