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01 Jul 2010   #1
radovitch

Windows 7
 
 
A referral was returned from the server

I was using Windows 7(64bit) Speech Recognition which was set to run at startup. I have never had any problems with this service until yesterday when, to solve an unrelated problem, I ran MISCONFIG and changed the startup selection to diagnostic mode. After solving the problem I returned to normal startup and discovered that sapisvr.exe was no longer in the startup lineup. All attempts to start it manually elicited the error mesage:
C:\Windows\Speech\Common\Sapisvr.exe
A referral was returned from the server

Does anyone have any idea how I can get this started again?
Thanks


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01 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome

Use system restore from a date prior to either problem
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01 Jul 2010   #3
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums, if what richc46 doesn't set it straight a Repair Install is in order.
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01 Jul 2010   #4
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This sounds like a UAC issue. If System Restore cannot fix it, try right clicking C:\Windows\Speech\Common\Sapisvr.exe and choose run as administrator. A Guy
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02 Jul 2010   #5
radovitch

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I should have mentioned that when I tried System Restore it informed me that there were no Restore points. Which is weird because just before I went into diagnostic mode I'd checked and I had at least 3. Is it possible that using Diagnostic mode somehow wiped it clean?
Trying to start Sapisvr.exe as administrator just gave me the same server referral error mesage. I'll give Repair Install a shot.
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02 Jul 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd try the System Files Checker before going to a repair install:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A Guy
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