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onuca posted on Sat, Jul 23 2011 16:34

Help please!

Entire Corel suite freezes on start up - I cannot do anything. Reinstalling also does not work - suddenly buttons on the installer dissapeared - there is no text on them and when I click them nothing happens. 

A week ago I have installed service pack 3 and everything worked fine. It has all gone wrong again. And installation of the latest patches does not help anymore.

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and I've got a feeling that is must have something to do with system updates. 

Please help, my production machine is completely out of action and I am completely stuck! 

 

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Have you tried F8 while X5 opens (this resets X5 to its' default installation) ?
 
Have you tried W7's System Restore to bring you back to a point before you had the X5 problem ? I was going to suggest using the Repair option within the instalation procedure but if you can't access the buttons, that would be not possible.
 
Did you uninstall X5 and reboot before you tried the installer DVD ?
 
Did you try opening the DVD via Computer>Drive D (whatever your DVD designation is)>Explore and clicking on the installer manually ?
 
Ted
 

<onuca> wrote in message news:131439@coreldraw.com...

Help please!

Entire Corel suite freezes on start up - I cannot do anything. Reinstalling also does not work - suddenly buttons on the installer dissapeared - there is no text on them and when I click them nothing happens. 

A week ago I have installed service pack 3 and everything worked fine. It has all gone wrong again. And installation of the latest patches does not help anymore.

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and I've got a feeling that is must have something to do with system updates. 

Please help, my production machine is completely out of action and I am completely stuck! 

Corel ROCKS !

Yes, I have tried all of the above - nothing works. I have even used an ISO back-up image to re-install Corel running it via Daemon Tools to ensure it is nothing to do with the DVD.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

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onuca:

Yes, I have tried all of the above - nothing works. I have even used an ISO back-up image to re-install Corel running it via Daemon Tools to ensure it is nothing to do with the DVD.

Any other ideas?

Thanks!

Try disabling all of your daemons that are running in Windows and then try DRAW to see if it still freezes up.

 

HuMJohn aka Hugh Johnson

I don't know if this issue has been resolved, or not.  I've followed this forum to the end but see no solution.  My friend just purchased a copy of Corel Graphics Suite X5 and tried installing it with the same issue of blank buttons that others have had.  He's not computer savvy so asked if I could help.  I'm not familiar with CorelDraw, but told him I'd give it a go.  After searching all over the web for a solution, and not finding one, I was messing around with his copy (after getting it installed, successfully) and found that Corel CONNECT opened just fine.  I then searched (through) CONNECT for horse pics, found a few, dropped one to the tray and right-clicked it and told it to open in CorelDRAW. Well, guess what?  CorelDRAW opened, told me I'd have to import that .jpg image, and (after I closed that little info dialog) proceeded to work!  And this was in his original admin/user account in Win 7 Home Premium.  Next, so that he could more readily and easily open CorelDRAW, I started a new project and just immediately saved that project to his desktop.  Now all he has to do is click on that project and CorelDRAW opens and works just fine.  Same goes for Corel PHOTO-PAINT... just right-click on any pic (.jpg, .bmp, etc..), select "Open with..." and choose Corel PHOTO-PAINT.  Hope this works for everyone!  :)   BTW: To all the Corel programmers working on this issue, hopefully this will allow you to backtrace to the issue, now that you know what will work to open it.

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