Hello. I have an odd problem, I have recently gotten a new laptop with windows 8.1 and reinstalled my CorelDraw Graphics 12 onto it with no problems. However, when I open an image or start a new image, the moment I try to open the object manager docker, the whole thing shuts down immediately. It only occurs when I have an open layer in the image (i.e. if I open the program, but do not open a "new" image, I can open the object manager with no problems) but as soon as I open a new layer, the thing shuts down.
Anyone have any thoughts? I love this programme and want to keep using it.
I am running Windows 8.1 but was running the same operating system on my old laptop which worked fine with this program. There is something else going on. I have tried running it in compatibility mode, as an administrator, increasing the memory available to it etc... Everything. It opens fine and I can manipulate images with no issues, until I open that object manager docker.
Hello ilovevolcanoes; This is just a guess, but ver. 12 was not made for Windows 8.1, it was made for XP. but it also sounds like the computer doesn't have the resources for Corel. You upgraded the computer and the Op system why not Corel also?
Hi there, thank you for your reply. It appears to have worked with my last laptop which ran windows 8, but it was an upgrade from Windows 7 so maybe there were some useful resources left over from that install that let it keep running. The main reason I haven't upgraded Corel was that I simply cannot afford it. My laptop is on tick so I pay it of monthly, but Corel draw 12 does everything I need it to do as it interfaced well with a specific program I needed for my job to manipulate graphs and so forth. Ahh well.... I will keep looking for a solution. It seems to be something to do with how it copes with the layers. I might have to save my pennies for an upgrade if there is no solution.
Try to look at the Windows you are using and see if it has a Compatibility mode, and try that.
You may find this article interesting, and no, I have not tired it.
Old post I know but thought best mention my findings just in case anyone is having the same issue. I could not find an answer to this problem anywhere else.
My 10 year old computer has been running Coreldraw 12 with out any issues, started out with Vista, Win 7 & 8, now 10 with no problems. I did get crashing problems with Coreldraw with Hyperthreading enabled in the BIOS thus running my CPU as a virtual 8 core rather than 4 so as long as it was disabled and running as a 4 core computer all was good.
Now I have a new computer (2020) with six cores and I was getting the same crashing problem every time I either opened an existing design, importing an image or opening object manager. I went into the motherboard BIOS and reduced the cores from 6 to 4 and for me it solved the crashing problem. So, for some reason Coreldraw 12 does not like computers with more than 4 cores.