Major Slowdowns Still an Issue

Last week, oddly enough, the system - XP-pro - did fine, and I got huge amounts of work done on the new master product catalog.  Come yesterday, and I'm back to a crawl.  DRAW X3 is taking 4 minutes to load, with no other user Apps running.  I don't see how the problem could be the overloaded View Manager, which various people here suggested as the source, as there is no file involved.  When I do load a file, I notice that some pages do just fine now with Copy and Paste, while with others it can take half a minute to Copy/Paste a single word.  The Catalog is formatted as a series of two page spreads, with standardized headings, etc. and typically several product photos of moderate size, standardized text blocks with bullets, diagrams and specification charts.  If I have 6 or so such spreads open, I can go to one and see no major slowdown, while the next one is sluggish to absurdity, with nothing I can isolate as a different element..

I'm not supposed to be downloading anything, which pretty much stops me cold as far as using one of the View cleaners. 

But, rather than bend company policy, management has limited options, one of which would be to buy a more recent version of DRAW.  I recall someone writing to the effect that one of the later versions was able to delete all View Manager data, which might or might not solve the problem.  So, can anyone tell me which version started offering that capability?  Are there similar problems of huge slowdowns with later versions of DRAW, as well?

  • If you haven't already... maybe, even if you have... cleaned up your Computer from temp files, etc., I would go after the Operating System (software and hardware) big time. Look at the root directory of Drive C... the temp directory/files in both Windows and CorelDRAW. Research, why does Windows slow down with age? There are so many possibilities for "dirty" interactions between the hardware, OS, and Program Applications it takes constant "house cleaning" to keep a whole System operating even close to peak performance. Run CCleaner for instance and see what you get. Adobe pdf software used to cause a horrendous problem especially about CD8 time. Make sure you have all the appropriate software updates done. Not all are appropriate... witness the latest font problem with a Windows update... that was ugly.

    Devil  the 'dd'

    ps: I'm still surprised our computers work as well as they do given all the nonsense that can happen.

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