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ethan newton posted on Thu, Jul 7 2011 16:56

Guys,

I first want to say that I started off using Adobe Illustrator in the gap where I now use CorelDRAW and although there are things that I love about CorelDRAW, I will say that it is the MOST unpredictable and flaky program I have ever worked with.  I miss my Illustrator and even though CorelDRAW is better suited for my industry (sign design) I need a solid platform to get my work done.  That is why I am here because I have to think that this program could not be as popular as it is if it were the disastrous failure that it is becoming with me.  

I have literally lost all my comfort in using this program as I now EXPECT it to crash irregularly, but very very VERY constantly.  I'm sure it may have crashed while I was typing this.  

We have 3 design areas here, two on quad core beasts and one average computer that  cannot seem to not crash with CorelDRAW.  In trying to rule out the symptoms it has been inconclusive.  At first I thought it may be our server connection timing out  while Corel is trying to communicate with it.  I was SURE that had to be the problem.  I started saving locally on the hard drive and sure enough, CRASH.  Crash after crash.  Its becoming so regular that if I cannot find a solution I'm going to find another program and never look back.

The only thing I have not tried, and will tomorrow, is to disable the Scrapbook because I noticed that is a live feed and if there IS a communication error or timeout with our server then perhaps this could be part of the issue?  I don't know.  I'm just looking for a solution.

If someone cares to chime in on this be forewarned:

*  Updated the service packs on all computers

*  Tried the F8 trick > no dice

*  Reinstalled, all computers still have random crashes (with no real consistent variable.. other than the server)

* Tried to not save on the server, BLAMMO.  CRASH.

 

Thanks in advance for your input,

Ethan

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FosterCoburn:

The default is that Scrapbook isn't even available.

HI.

Seems to fit. Since the scrapbook is somewhat hidden now it probably means it didn't receive any attention or updates so it is possible it will be buggy, especially over a network.

~John

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I have not used it since I last posted and the crashes I have had are now very very few.

It has made a HUGE difference so far, not ruled out crashing altogether, but greatly diminished it.

 

~Ethan

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ethan newton:
It has made a HUGE difference so far, not ruled out crashing altogether, but greatly diminished it.

Hi.

That's good to hear.

I use the scrapbook still myself. Not on a network but rather I just leave it open for one of my most frequently used folders.

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Ethan,
 
Good to hear things are working better now that SCrapbook is closed. It does seem like the culprit in your problems.
 
 
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FosterCoburn:
It does seem like the culprit in your problems.

 

It seems that the scrap book, imported work spaces and styles/color styles are bad.  Which is why I have few to any issues as I use none of these.

David Milisock

Got a crash on a very important file.

Is there any way you can lend advice on how to open it?

 

Getting the message;

"A problem caused the program to stop working correctly" - Crashing while opening.  I also get a "Runtime Error!"

I can see the image in the preview; which is the worst part of all.

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ethan newton:
Thanks in advance for your input

 

I have no idea I used X5 since it's release in the sing business and generl print with solid results.

David Milisock

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Do your windows have all updated installed ok?

Do you have vulnerabilities - outdated programs full of security holes-  in your computers. Use file hippo http://www.filehippo.com/default.aspx verry important for system statiblity, at the point that I don't care about virus and spyware anymore.

Do you have kaspersky, do you run many antivirus at once, do you have a antivirus, anti-spywhare. Are they updated? I would suggest removing all of them, restart and install kaspersky internet security correctly. I will detect also some vulnerabilities.

Do you have firefox, uninstall it.

Found this in the wiki http://coreldraw.com/wikis/howto/troubleshooting-computer-says-no.aspx

Goodluck.

 

CorelDraw X5 Smile v. 15.2.0.686 Hot Fix 4 - Windows 7-64

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CorelDRAWMaster

Most crashes that occur during file saving are due to multithreading incompatibilities with system. 

http://www.corel360.net/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21

You'll have to register on website to view post. Hope it helps. 

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TheSign Guy:
If Corel is on the server that may be the problem

 

From where did you deducted that his Corel Is installed on the server and is running it across LAN?

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ethan newton:

Guys,

I first want to say that I started off using Adobe Illustrator in the gap where I now use CorelDRAW and although there are things that I love about CorelDRAW, I will say that it is the MOST unpredictable and flaky program I have ever worked with.  I miss my Illustrator and even though CorelDRAW is better suited for my industry (sign design) I need a solid platform to get my work done.  That is why I am here because I have to think that this program could not be as popular as it is if it were the disastrous failure that it is becoming with me.  

I have literally lost all my comfort in using this program as I now EXPECT it to crash irregularly, but very very VERY constantly.  I'm sure it may have crashed while I was typing this.  

We have 3 design areas here, two on quad core beasts and one average computer that  cannot seem to not crash with CorelDRAW.  In trying to rule out the symptoms it has been inconclusive.  At first I thought it may be our server connection timing out  while Corel is trying to communicate with it.  I was SURE that had to be the problem.  I started saving locally on the hard drive and sure enough, CRASH.  Crash after crash.  Its becoming so regular that if I cannot find a solution I'm going to find another program and never look back.

The only thing I have not tried, and will tomorrow, is to disable the Scrapbook because I noticed that is a live feed and if there IS a communication error or timeout with our server then perhaps this could be part of the issue?  I don't know.  I'm just looking for a solution.

If someone cares to chime in on this be forewarned:

*  Updated the service packs on all computers

*  Tried the F8 trick > no dice

*  Reinstalled, all computers still have random crashes (with no real consistent variable.. other than the server)

* Tried to not save on the server, BLAMMO.  CRASH.

 

Thanks in advance for your input,

Ethan

 

I have the same problems and no one seems to "care" or know what to do besides. INSTALL , UNINSTALL, INSTALL , UNINSTALL and so on.

 

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ethan newton:

I have not used it since I last posted and the crashes I have had are now very very few.

It has made a HUGE difference so far, not ruled out crashing altogether, but greatly diminished it.

 

~Ethan

Hi Ethan,

I am a former user of Scrapbook, now instead I use Corel CONNECT. Which you can use as a docker as well as standalone program, and works great in conjunction with TRAY.

I surely hope this continuos issues you are having will be resolved.

 

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Depending on what sort of crashes you are having you might be having the
same problem I recently solved. You can read the thread here...
http://coreldraw.com/forums/t/31980.aspx

Steve
www.brutefish.com

I have had Scrapbook disabled for a while now.

Not sure exactly what caused this current crash, but Scrapbook did use to give me constant issues.

I solved that problem with having my templates on my second monitor and dragging-dropping onto my open file when I need something.

Completely gave up on Scrapbook; excellent idea, poor execution.

I'll look into using Corel CONNECT.  Thanks for the advice.

 

~Ethan

Hmm.

I'm trying this. and thanks for the advice  I still have pretty consistent lock-ups and crashes.  By consistent, even 2-3 per day is consistent for me when your livelihood comes from designing on the computer.  File loss is the worst possible outcome.

On a side note, one weird thing I recently noticed is that if I have a large image in the background that is "locked" and (as usual) I'm working as fast as my computer will let me, right-clicking on the object to unlock it while in the midst of flying through a design can force a crash.  Had this happen on a few computers.  Sometimes being efficient can cost you I suppose.

 

~Ethan

 

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