Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:23 PM
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:
A referral was returned from the server
System Restore is not an option as using diagnostic mode has somehow deleted all my restore points. Also, trying to run Sapisvr.exe in Administrator mode or changing the UAC settings in services.msc has no effect.
Does anyone have any idea how I can get this started again without having to do a Repair Install?