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"Program stopped working" error message when starting CorelDraw X4

I am not able to open my Coreldraw X4 for some reason. As soon as I click on the icon the CorelDraw box comes up as normal, then a box pops up saying that the "program CorelDraw X4 has stopped working", and shuts down. I have tried opening up other programs from the graphic suite and they open fine. Corel Paint.....Corel Capture.....etc. Everything opens fine except for the Coreldraw. I have been using Corel for several years with my business, and I have had this X4 installed for probably a year or two. Not sure what has changed to cause this.  Has me stumped. Any suggestions?

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  • Hello Digital; Try Holding down the F8 key then starting CorelDraw, that will reset the program and the work space to a factory fresh install.

    George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    Thanks George. I tried that last night, but it still gave me the error message.

  • In reply to Digital Graphix:

    OOOOOOKKKKKKK Try putting the DVD in and at the install screen do a Repair. ( If you have installed anything lately it may have over rote something Corel needs. )?

    George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    Thanks George.  Okay your answer spurs the second question that I have. I bought my package from Corel online, and downloaded it as an upgrade from Corel 12 (which I do have the DVDs for). So how do you do that if you do not have the DVDs?

  • In reply to Digital Graphix:

    Well I think I would call Corel and talk to one of the agents, I did the same thing with WinZip, but I loaded the install EXE. on a DVD and was able to use that, the install screen opens when clicked ( WinZip is a Corel product and they may work the same .)( I have ALL WAYS said get the box, but I didn't take my own advice that time.)

    George 

  • In reply to Digital Graphix:

    Digital Graphix
    I bought my package from Corel online

    You bought X4 online from Corel ... recently ... ???

    Are you sure it was X4 you bought? I'm sure Corel is only selling X6 online. But if it is the X6 upgrade you have, it will require at least X4.