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Photopaint 8 which is in Corel Draw 8

I have been using Photopaint 8 for at least 15 years now, and I am very used to it.  It is still compatible with the Windows XP that I run.   But lately I have been getting this error, only when I try to rotate an object:  

PHOTOPAINT Condition #1000-MSEL-1192

A problem occurred accessing memory. Please refer to Techical Support Help

Sometimes it doesn't occur, but when it does, there doesn't seem to be anything I can change to fix it, including rebooting the computer.  that's the only time it happens, rotating an object, either with the mouse control button, or in the object command drop-down menu.  

Second question.  If I were to update my operating system to Windows 8, would this or other issues be more likely or less likely?  

Third question:  If I want to update my photo art program, what would be the most similar current software program to Photopaint 8, for a home user?   I don't need animation or a lot of other bells and whistles.  

 

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  • Try decreasing the file size first. 

  • Rick Meckstroth

    I have been using Photopaint 8 for at least 15 years now, and I am very used to it.  It is still compatible with the Windows XP that I run.   But lately I have been getting this error, only when I try to rotate an object:  

     

    PHOTOPAINT Condition #1000-MSEL-1192

    A problem occurred accessing memory. Please refer to Techical Support Help

    Sometimes it doesn't occur, but when it does, there doesn't seem to be anything I can change to fix it, including rebooting the computer.  that's the only time it happens, rotating an object, either with the mouse control button, or in the object command drop-down menu.  

     

    Second question.  If I were to update my operating system to Windows 8, would this or other issues be more likely or less likely?  

    Third question:  If I want to update my photo art program, what would be the most similar current software program to Photopaint 8, for a home user?   I don't need animation or a lot of other bells and whistles.  

    Your problem may be either insufficient memory or a possible bad memory cell. Judging from your O/S and the Graphics Suite version, I am guessing that this is an older machine. In which case, you may try to remove and reseat the memory modules and see if that helps, if it does, then you could mark up this error to dirty contacts on the memory module interface connector.

    If you do decide to update, perhaps the current X6 H&S (Home and Student) version is what would satisfy your needs. Only you can determine that.

     

  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Thanks for the advice. How do I remove and reseat the memory modules?  Do I do that in Photopaint, or in Windows somehow?  I have one gig of ram which is usually enough.  It's funny how sometimes I go for days without this problem, then when it happens, it is unfixable until it decides on it's own to fix itself.

    I will check out the features of X6 H&S.

     



    [edited by: Rick Meckstroth at 20:16 (GMT -5) on Sat, May 18 2013]
  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    The memory modules are hardware inside your computer so you will need to shut the computer down completely and remove the mains lead, then take the covers off. It is not difficult, but if you're not comfortable doing this, you may want to ask a more technical friend to help you.

    If you decide to try this, make sure you understand how to avoid transferring an electrostatic charge from your body to sensitive parts of the computer, which can instantly damage things. It is not necessary to buy one of those conductive straps which people use in the factories. The wrist strap lets you use both hands, but most jobs including this can be done with one hand if you follow the procedure below carefully.

    You'll need to identify the position of the memory -- which will probably be shown in a motherboard manual which came with the computer. Or, search for it on the web.

    Once you have opened the case and identified the part to be checked, hold the metal frame with one hand, wait 2 seconds to discharge static build up and do the job with the other hand, keeping the first hand on the metal frame throughout.

    Most memory sockets have a small lever at the end, which locks the memory. Lift the lever to release the memory, pull the memory out, push it back (it will only go in the same way round) and close the lever again.

     



    [edited by: harryLondon at 4:46 (GMT -5) on Sun, May 19 2013]
  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    Hello Rick; I THINK Hugh & Harry gave you good advice. I would tell you to remove the power cord from the computer. ( there is 110 Volt going to the power switch.) And it is a good idea to touch any none painted surface for a count of 5, to get rid of the static ele. There is a screen shot below. The little gold contacts are what you need to make good contact.

  • In reply to harryLondon:

    Wow!  This is scary!  Here I am in eastern Tennessee thousands of miles away, and you figured out what was wrong with my software program, which wasn't even the software, it was my ram cards needed to be re-seated!  I would have done a hundred other things before I tried that without your help.  It is working perfectly now, just like it did 15 years ago.   Thank you so  much. 

    My next problem is that Windows XP will not be supported after April next year I think. 

     

    Here is an example of one of the things I do with Photopaint:

    http://s911.photobucket.com/user/vonoretn/media/4%20Stroke%20Small%20Egines/BSpresswashercarb1_zps0d73ed6a.jpg.html

     

     

  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    Hello Rick; I wouldn't worry about MS support for XP. It's been out for a while and there's not much left for them to do for it. I think Windows 7 is the best Windows they have made yet. but if you do get a NEW computer make sure you get at least the Pro ver. of it. ( You can do a lot more with it.)
      That's a nice layout of a old float type carb., but what you should be showing them to do is use a Holly dual pumper on there lawn mower so they could get that extra 100 HP out of it.Big Smile  lol.

    George

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    To add to what George says, you can still get a new Windows 7 operating system, mostly from the big computer parts supplier, such as Newegg. But that won't last for long. So, if you decide to upgrade your computer system, look to a computer parts supplier, where you can order a complete computer, minus all the trial-ware and demo software and other junk, that outfits like Dell, H-P and others, load up on the machines they produce.

    (My two cents, change may vary based upon current taxes  Stick out tongue

  • In reply to TheSign Guy:

    TheSign Guy

      That's a nice layout of a old float type carb., but what you should be showing them to do is use a Holly dual pumper on there lawn mower so they could get that extra 100 HP out of it.Big Smile  lol.

    George

    Agree The Sign Guy....

     

  • In reply to Mike in Canada:

    I like your V8 installation, slick. I like the direct drive to the rear wheels.  One detail is you forgot to hook up the blades, but with that engine, mowing grass would probably be the last thing on your list of driving activities!  Yes

  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    Hay Mike Why didn't I think of a blower? Rick that yellow thing on the bottom has got to be for pulling the paper out of the tall grass.

    George

  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Hugh,

    What are the odds that Corel Photopaint 8 would work on Windows 7?  It was unstable on the Walmart HP desktop computer with Vista and 2 GB ram I spent $600 on.  I had it converted to back to XP for $75.   But Photopaint 8 was still a little unstable, suddenly crashing on me with the HP, so I am back to using my old Dell with an expanded to 1 GB ram, which since this last ram board re-seat is totally stable, I've been using it all day.

  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    Don't worry about XP support. It is not like the Windows XP will magically stop working after that date. Microsoft will just no longer provide any of those constant and numerous updates they are famous for. Just to let you know, I sill have one of my PCs running Windows 98SE and it is still quite happily plugging along. I can even still browse on the internet (but that is getting tougher since I can get updates for its web browsers). Peteski
  • In reply to Rick Meckstroth:

    Rick Meckstroth

    Hugh,

    What are the odds that Corel Photopaint 8 would work on Windows 7?  It was unstable on the Walmart HP desktop computer with Vista and 2 GB ram I spent $600 on.  I had it converted to back to XP for $75.   But Photopaint 8 was still a little unstable, suddenly crashing on me with the HP, so I am back to using my old Dell with an expanded to 1 GB ram, which since this last ram board re-seat is totally stable, I've been using it all day.

    Next to none, attempting to run directly under Windows 7/8. But, if you still wish to use Ver 8 of the Graphics Suite, then I would get (it's free) and install Virtual Box and then install WinXP inside the Virtual Box. This way, you will have WinXP running under Windows 7 or 8, and under the WinXP, you install your Version 8 Graphics Suite.

    However, I would go for the current version, as not only does it have everything the Version 8 PhotoPaint does, but a few more odds and ends. And the current version will run under Windows 7 and Windows 8, without any intermediate jumping through hoops.

     

  • In reply to Hugh Johnson:

    Hugh Johnson
    However, I would go for the current version, as not only does it have everything the Version 8 PhotoPaint does, but a few more odds and ends. And the current version will run under Windows 7 and Windows 8, without any intermediate jumping through hoops.

    And, if this drawing is indicative of what you do, I'd take a look at learning to do it in draw. It'll make doing the arrows and text a lot easier. IMO.