Error: "... there is a problem with SAPI5"

You receive this error when launching the software.

Resolution

When launching, our software tries to load all speech engines on the computer, including third-party ones. The error message indicates that there was a problem doing this.

The problem may be caused by a faulty speech engine, or remnants of a program that didn't uninstall correctly.

UNINSTALL Previous versions

If previous versions of our software are installed, uninstalling them may fix the problem.

Co:Writer

If Co:Writer is installed, try this:

  1. Uninstall our software.
  2. Uninstall Co:Writer.
  3. Reinstall our software.
  4. Reinstall Co:Writer.

Troubleshooting Guide

If you’ve followed the above advice without success, it'll require some trial and error to find the cause of the problem.

The Speech Engine Guide guide below contains a series of troubleshooting steps. It involves editing the Windows Registry, so we recommend passing this task to your IT Support unless you're familiar with doing this.


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Published
2nd November 2017
Last revised
13th December 2019
Applies to
  • Clicker 6
  • Clicker 7
  • Clicker 8 for Windows / Mac
  • DocsPlus for Windows / Mac
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