Thread poster: Benno Groeneveld
I have Dragon 9.0, both a single disk with Dutch as the main language (and US and UK English hiding somehwere in the background) and the two-disk US version (with US, UK, New Zealand, Upper Lower India and all kinds of other forms of English).
But the thing has slowed down to a crawl.
I added RAM to my computer (running XP), so I now have 2 Gig, I uninstalled the whole thing and re-installed it I also closed down almost everything else that normally runs in the background.
But still s l o o o w.
I have been using Dragon for years.
I have not encountered this problem with Dragon per se, but I have had situations where everything on the computer slowed to a crawl. The experts suggested checking for viruses but none were found. Next we considered early hard drive failure. Ultimately we re-formated the entire hard drive, reinstalled the OS and all the programs, and the speed was restored.
Another problem that was encountered on another computer with Dragon was an intermittent, random Blue Screen of Death. The problem was ultimately traced to incompatible memory modules. Only Dragon was triggering it, because of its high memory demands.
| | Patricia Rosas
Local time: 05:43
Spanish to English
| similar situation, but sporadic || Jun 11, 2008 |
I'm very happy with DNS 9 (running on XP), but periodically, it gets "temperamental." Sometimes it interprets everything as a command, even when I'm in "dictation only" mode. Yesterday, it was very slow, and I don't know why.
I'm considering optimizing the hard drive today, just to see if that helps, but I've experienced this kind of slowness before -- and then it has fixed itself.
So, this answer isn't much help, but I don't think RAM is the issue. If I can come up with another solution, I'll let you know.
Local time: 12:43
French to English
I find the size of the file I'm working with has a big impact too. It usually works quite fast on standard files, but as I progress through lengthy Word/rtf files with Wordfast, it sometimes gets so slow that I give up and decide I'll be quicker to type by hand! What I do on such occasions, if I can, is split the file up into easily manageable sections and do them individually, then merge them altogether at the end - it seems to help.
| | Benno Groeneveld
Local time: 07:43
English to Dutch
Yes, sometimes the dragon slows to a crawl, sometimes the beast springs to life and becomes fleet of foot. Sometimes the English version is slow, sometimes the Dutch version is fast.
I'm defragmenting my hard disk, ran the optimizer, will cut the files into smaller pieces. And see what happens.
Ancient stories say that dragons guard treasures. Hope I will find the one hidden underneath my animal.
Again, thanks to all.
To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:
You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »
|SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance|
|The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.|
SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running, helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features, ensures new
More info »
|PerfectIt consistency checker|
|Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy|
PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.
More info »