I believe you may have spent a fair amount of time researching this problem which I greatly appreciate. However, I still do not have a solution to the problem or even an improvement. Let me go so your points in your answer back to me.
1. I do have the very latest version of Dragon dictate 2.5.1. Except for the subject at hand I have found Dragon Dictate to work very well and to be quite stable, although admittedly not crash free. To put it another way I have not had any problems that come close to the microphone problem I signed you guys up for.
2. I think I've tried all combinations of microphone off microphone on before disconnecting the microphone. Sometimes, I am able to disconnect the microphone and if I do not click the OK button on the message it pops up telling you the microphone has been disconnected until after it's reconnected it works. But not always.
3. I did find that if I am switching from the USB microphone to using the iPhone
as a remote microphone that will work or at least it didn't 1st time I tried it.
4. I did go back and ran some experience on MacSpeech only to find exactly the same problem. So this is not a solution not to mention the fact I like the performance of DragonDictate for the Mac better than that of MacSpeech.
5. I did go through the process of repairing permissions. The result no noticeable difference.
6. I am using the microphone that came with MacSpeech when I bought it, something like VX–2. I really do not see how it could be a microphone problem per se. This is a case of either it works or doesn't work not in between quality of signal issue. Also I should point out that even though the audio is not getting to Dragon Dictate there always is an audio signal at the microphone in the system preferences.
So with being said I do not think my problem is any better understood than it was before I introduced it to you. I know the problems not unique to me and my computer as I have seen other users expressing in describing having the same problem. What I have not seen is any sort of a clear answer to what is going on which I suppose the final analysis has to come from Nuance in the form of a software fix or maybe a temporary procedural fix, or what?
Sorry for the long message but I do hope there is enough information to help somebody find a solution to this problem as it is extremely annoying needing to close down Dragon Dictate in then reopen it after the computer has been sleeping.
So at this point I'm going to wait a little while there to see what you're able to come up with before I clicked the “accept” button.