First, my hardware:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5250U CPU @ 1.60 GHz (NUC)
Installed Memory(RAM) 8.00 GB (7.89 GB usable)
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
Intel HD Graphics
Realtek High Definition Mic
Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Home Edition
Goldwave v. 6.24
Finale v. 2005
Voice recognition: I use voice recognition almost daily, both DNS and the app that comes with Win 10. Months ago, I noticed that my dictation would go along 'as usual' for a sentence or two, and then just stop. First I checked my mic, using my spare one -- same results. Then I tried both applications, to make sure it wasn't a problem with the app -- same results. I starting looking for answers online, and while I found others who seem to be having the same problem, none of the solutions offered have worked. One I tried was this: I right click the speaker in the lower right corner> I choose "Recording Devices"> I double-click "Microphone" & choose the "Levels" Tab. And therein lies the problem: the 'levels' slide for my mic is at '0' and the icon of the mic has a 'red circle/line through it'... No matter WHAT I do, the slider will NOT stay put ... it always 'jumps' back to '0'. I've tried (as suggested by several) going to the "Advanced" tab & unchecking both of the 'Exclusive Mode' options, but it didn't help. Back to the 'Sound' tab .... someone said to highlight 'Microphone' and click 'Set Default'. I'd like to try that, but, unfortunately, my 'Set Default' button is grayed out ... can't do anything with it at all. HOWEVER ..... here's the confusing part ... at some point during all these months, it DID start working again, and I haven't the foggiest idea what happened to cause it to WORK -- and then, again now for it to STOP working.
The other major problem I'm having is recording from tape player to Computer: I thought I had this one solved when I purchased a Behringer U-Control (UCA222). I was able to record several tapes, using this and the GOLDWAVE app; but now I can't seem to get anything to record. Even tried AUDACITY (in case it was a GOLDWAVE problem) but nothing works. Again, have played around with various sound settings with no luck at all.
ALSO use FINALE music notation software. It is an outdated 2005 version, but, aside from 'freezing' on me sometimes, it still DOES work. The other thing that DOES work is recording (using GOLDWAVE) from the internet.
You can tell, I'm way in over my head: I repeat, I have NO IDEA whether it's a NUC issue, an APP issue, a SETTINGS issue or WHAT. All I know is that when I had my big old CPU & was running XP, I had NONE of these problems at all! Ahh for the good old days
I'm posting this on all forums which might apply & praying for help. Thanks so much for any thoughts and/or ideas!