It is probably not a winkit problem, but more of a sapi5 problem. I do believe
that Jaws is now using the sapi5 voices in a different way than my games do.
But anyway I hope that one of the below fixes will help get your friends sapi5
voices working again.
The first thing that I would try would be the DelUserLex.exe file that you can
find on my free windows sapi5 text to speech games page, as well as on the GW
Micro and Freedom Scientific sites. It is a strange file in that it doesn't
say or seem to do anything, but it did fix my sapi5 voices.
Here is another fix that I was told about.
Go to c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech
Then, press enter on Sapisvr.exe. It won't say anything, but it should
correct the control panel entries for Sapi.
Another thing that you can do is to use the Windows XP restore feature to
restore your computer back to a date when the voices were working.
And then there is to use your Windows XP cd to repair the entire sapi5 text to
you can download (SpeechSDK51MSM.exe).
which contains all of the Microsoft Sapi voices available for Windows XP from
If it doesn't say Kitchen's Inc on it. Someone else made it.
Chardon Ohio USA
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