I just bought CorelDraw2020 since I had so many problems with 2019. And it's crashing all the time! I'm doing normal actions - selecting, using the shape tool, on standard .cdr files. I try to save all the time, but I can't save every 10 seconds, and I keep losing a few minutes of work with every crash (not to mention restarting the program and opening all my files.) What is going on?
To clarify: first the program freezes, then it just closes.
I have a similar issue with the 2020 version, whenever i try to use type tool the software crashes. can anyone help?
Jumping ahead, my CorelDraw 2020 problems eventually went away, albeit with zero help from this forum. It is hard to put finger exactly on what the solution was. I uninstalled the Suite, cleaned the registry with CCleaner and reinstalled. I rebooted after every move. At some point suddenly I was able to reopen the files that CorelDraw/CorelPaint created. Up to that point, CorelDraw would bomb the moment I tried to access again the file. I suspect that the repeated reboots were helpful.
There is some fragility in that software and the personality of the forum here is as if in addition you were kicked in the face while lying.
same for me, I've scanned for viruses, scanned the hardware as someone mentioned above, tried rebooting, uninstalling and reinstalling, ran the cleaner but nothing worked even after reinstalling the software is experiencing the same problem. Seems like this forum wouldn't be of much help either.
The 2020 Suite nightmare came back, with either Paint or Draw bombing when opening the files they themselves created. What helped this time was applying the Update 1 for the Suite and rebooting - good for now. Putting blame on Windows is pretty absurd, as hundreds of programs run simultaneously without problems within the very same framework and, no, there are no systems in the world that are ideal, unless they are very primitive. I am not sure whether these are company shills operating here or people with the particular state of mind congregating. Incidentally, Update 1 mentions fixing stability issues reported by users.
Update 1 has for a long time been what the product should have been when released. Do you think we are not critical about this? Only Corel programmers know where those bugs are injected from. Most often it is their code BUT you can't assume that. Not all code is owned by Corel, there are many libraries used, mostly from Microsoft. The compiler is likely from Microsoft. Only Corel know where errors are generated. You can bet that over the years emails fly between Corel and Microsoft during that period between the release and SP1. That's part of the process. You still haven't given anyone here what is needed to help you. Not even your system details. Or that you have looked at an event log. Just that it's a nightmare. So what you get back is just the nightmares we have had. And my #1 nightmare is usually a memory issue. And the #1 fix is a rub of the contact with a pencil rubber. 90% of computers I've fixed I've done it with a damn pencil rubber. That's life in the sub-tropics where everything corrodes. If you man up with your system details and age then at least we can help you rule that out.
Hi...Just in case this might help... Reading your posts makes me wonder if you will most undoubtly refuse to try this but, here goes anyway...I've already had so many bad issues with my main program, CorelDRAW, a few years back. The only program I had trouble with. I've tried so many steps, just like you did, uninstalling, reinstalling, cleaning up the registry with so many 3rd party tools (CCleaner, ADWcleaner, Malwarebytes, TuneUp Utilities, System Mechanic even trial versions of such programs). I ended up corrupting the whole computer!!!Remember, Windows still uses the darn common files, windows installer and all sorts of crap, that might have a lot to do with a problem such as yours than you might think. Corel might even be conflicting with another program you have installed on your machine. Heck, maybe even unistalled programs can cause conflicts too!!I finally gave up. After a data backup, I reformatted my computer from scratch. I decided that after many installations and uninstallations of other programs can build up so much unecessary data in the registry, that it could have been the reason for all the trouble. Guess what... I never had issues with Corel after that.Formatting a computer may seem like a ridiculous step, but when the going gets rough... It might be more of a smart move to take one step back to better advance forward.P.S.By the way, just shouting out loud that your program crashes constantly with no other detail related and most of all spitting in the face of users that they're kicking you in the face by not helping you is totally pointless. You seem to really insist on NOT SHARING your system configuration wich would really help others help you. It's not nonsense, it's the opposite. Simple, plain, common sense.Remember, we, other users on this forum, are not paid to help you. We're helping others by giving our time generously.All that being said, I'd try reformatting in your case.Good luck uu_ii
As CorelDRAW and Photo-PAINT are major work applications for me I learned years ago to study what hardware seems to work with them and spend the extra to give them the power they need. I have found many issues with systems with faulty or poor hardware and associated firmware/software.
I keep that system clean, meaning I DO NOT surf the web with it. At the first use every time I check the updates and install them, usually multiple anti-virus definitions a day.
I run multiple graphics applications simultaneously and in general I have a much better experience with the applications than others do.
That does not mean bug free nor does in mean that I don't see bad judgement in programming. It means my system has not crashed nor am I seeing unrepeatable issues yet!
You're definitely right about that! It's never bug free.It even happens that bugs will never be verified nor resolved. You often have to buy the next version for the bug to be resolved and sometimes it still doesn't happen.No program is perfect. I'm part of a graphic design group on Facebook that are all pro Adobe (many of wich never even heard the name Corel other than in Hockey!). The members of the group report tons of Adobe bugs!!Contrary to you, I didn't much time trying multiple hardware possibilties. I mostly headed towards the most expensive computer I could afford (opportunities are incredible on Black Friday!) The most reliable machines for me were Dell computers. Intel Processors, Nvidia graphics are to me to best combination I've worked with. AGAIN, never flawless, but I tried AMD in the past. Boy did I ever end up hating that machine! Techs kept mentionning to me the endless incompatibilities with graphic design programs. Since I've changed to Intel (many moons ago), I've never had as much hardware issues. Uncomparable at all.My older Dell's are so reliable, I've transfered them to my sons that are now used as gaming machines!But, that's MY EXPERIENCE.
I agree with you on the AMD processor and video chips. Once you get them running well, (if you can get them running well) you can't get updates for Windows because 90% of the time all you work getting the machine running goes out the window.
Xeon processor systems seem to have issues also. With my thinking, I am leaning towards blaming the BUSS on the mainboard. However it's tough because most Xeon systems I've worked with have video cards that are know to be minimal or super gaming cards that are known to have issues.
Do I have issues with the software? Yes! For the life of me I cannot grasp many of their programming choices especially in the modern day. Setting up the program is extremely time consuming, I use a minimum customization and it's still 1 1/2 hours per machine. Smart programmers would handle this.
One problem is that a diverse workflow requires setting defaults for the specific process that are application and document defaults. So you have to generate templates. Another failing is on some tools like the mouse wheel zoom you must maneuver through two dialogs to change the settings you need.
Then there's the concept of adding a new feature and changing the default to that feature instead of making the feature a selection.
Just immature thinking!