Error Dragon Naturally Speaking v. 11 "Com return an unexpected error code HOOKERR_NONOTIFYWINDOW"
Thread poster: mccmhendriks

Local time: 16:57
English to Dutch
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Jun 6, 2012


I have trouble getting DNS (K609Z-W00-Q8A2-M80E-ZC) working in Trados Studio 2009. When I dictate I get the message "Com return an unexpected error code HOOKERR_NONOTIFYWINDOW". It works fine in Word or Excel, but not with Trados (and that's why I bought DNS).
Any suggestions available?


Tom Hamilton
Local time: 08:57

Until there is a better fix, we suggest one of the following:

■Disable flash in your web browser: Firefox menu> Add-ons> Plugins — then select Shockwave Flash and Disable.
■Uninstall Adobe Flash 11.3.300.257 and install Adobe Flash
■Try using Internet Explorer (please report to us if you see this error message when using Internet Explorer).

If this does occur with Internet Explorer, disable the Shockwave Flash as follows: Tools> Internet Options> Programs> Manage add-ons> Show: All add-ons — then select Shockwave Flash and Disable.


Local time: 16:57
English to Dutch
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I tried that already Jun 18, 2012

Hi Tom,

unfortunately I tried these solutions already.
I work with Google Chrome by the way and none of these things changed anything. I even went back to Adobe flash 10.1.3.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Kind regards,


Paula González Fernández  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
English to Spanish
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Problem with Adobe Jun 30, 2013

It might be too late now for you, but probably this will help someone else.

I had had problems with Dragon running together with Trados or Wordfast, but not always, sometimes it just depended on the files.

Following what is suggested in this page:

I've downloaded Nitro Reader without problems and it seems to work very smoothly with Dragon. I even think that Dragon is typing much faster than before. And Nitro seems to be a very complete software.

Hope it helps,



David BUICK  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:57
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French to English
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Another sufferer Jan 15, 2014

I've had this problem off and on ever since installing v11.

I use DVX 2.

Normally, if I don't use Adobe or Flash, everything is fine. If I do, I can resolve the issue by closing the offending software and checking in task manager that the process is completely halted before relaunching Dragon.

Occassionally, however, none of Adobe, Flash and Firefox are running and Dragon still crashes. Only a full restart overcomes this.

Does anyone have any idea what other programs or processes might be causing the conflict?

[Edited at 2014-01-15 10:52 GMT]


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