I have the same problem, also using Vista.
I got this error message:
MSVCP50.dll is missing. I put this file in System 32, but still no joy.
I also got this message: “Your version of Microsoft Deprecated DLL Components isn't compatible with this version of Windows.”
Tried with Acrobat 9 and 8.
Any other suggestions, please?
From where did you get that MSVCP50.dll file? It is better to install the appropriate Microsoft C++ Runtime Library from the Microsoft download site. (Sorry, I don't know what version of Visual Studio MSVCP50.dll belongs to. If it was on my system, I would just install all available runtime libraries from Microsoft [latest service pack].)
I got the MSVCP50.dll file from a friend. I'm not sure this was necessary, though.
However I picked up this post from another discussion:
“I thought to set my preference to a very slow speed (which I learned can't be less than 150 words a minute) and I also changed the voice to a Microsoft voice (SanSoft voices were the other choices). When I tried again, it worked. I don't know if it was the speed or the voice or both, but I never would have considered those if I hadn't been aware of the bar. It must have shown before but it was so quick and I wasn't looking for it that I must have missed it.”
I also hadn’t noticed the bar at the bottom, which is only there for a split second, and I’m not sure what significance that had. But by changing my preferences (Edit/Preferences/ Reading) from the default, it seemed to kick the function into action. The volume is still very low, though, even with all the volume slide controls on max.
But progress anyway!