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    SOLVED Corel Draw x4 BSOD when run install

    We have corel draw x4 and when i try to install it i get a BSOD every time

    i have tried on different brands of pcs and i get the same problem

    Anyone else had this problem?

    i am going to download the trial version and put my key in to activate but im wondering if it migt be duff media?
    Last edited by round2it; 31st March 2010 at 10:34 AM.

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    setup.exe /a allows the setup to run

    i will make a server image and try and deploy it.

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    what joy this program is

    random crashes

    does anyone have any fixes for this program i have installed corels service packs

    i cant even uninstall the thing

    it gives me bsod


    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    unfortunately swearing and hitting the keyboard did not work

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    I use it all the time though all the versions and find it stable enough, the x5 version is very good.

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    Ok fixed the program from crashing on startup using the following

    Open the folder C:\Program Files\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4\Programs\UIConfig\CorelDRAW
    Edit DrawUI.xml
    Find the line <dockpage guidref="bc1e2f70-3b58-41cd-8406-aaa550482972" visible="true" selected="true">

    Change visible="false" and remove selected="true"
    <dockpage guidref="bc1e2f70-3b58-41cd-8406-aaa550482972" visible="false">
    Save and close DrawUI.xml
    Fold down F8 and restart CorelDRAW X4
    When prompted to update settings, select yes

    getting a bit further with it.

    Now when a pupil uses the softwrare the C.A.R.M recover always kicks in when they try to save a file

    corels advice is let the users be administrators. Errrrr No

    I have given them write access to the Corel draw folder in c:\program files blah blah

    has anyone got round this do they need to write to the registry or something else. i am stumpped.


    this is the worst piece of software i have ever come across

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    I have corel x4 installed (by hand as attempting to deploy this software made my butt clench) on 34 machines all pupils are restricted users (not admins). My pupils don't have profiles if that changes anything. I noticed that corelx4 wants to create a cpl file in the users profile (if you have one) and security restrictions will see that as an exe.

    I also believe (don't know for sure) that corel (like most adobe products) installs macrovision protection that runs from the track 0 on your harddrive. if you had another program that does something similar they would conflict with each other.

    anyhow I installed the software by hand and as part of that install disabled the automatic updates. The software works fine.

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    Our system runs on mandatory profiles locked down for the pupils

    i will check the file filters to see if cpl files are banned for the pupils

    a few more questions

    I have a temp folder on c:\temp the pupils have access to write to this folder for another piece of rubbish software does anyone know how i could point the program to use this folder for temp files etc.

    also does anyone know if corel x4 licencess cover the use of corel draw 8?

    dont ask.............

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    cpl files was set to be banned for students

    just spoke to corel who said without a shadow of a doubt that our machines are at fault.

    just run winaudit freeware piece of software for them and sent the logs to them

    I will post any findings.

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    to get the created admin package to run i had to do the following

    %windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe %windir%\system32\msxml2.dll

    %windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll

    this reregistered the dlls and the setup was happy

    to stop the random crashes

    Open the folder C:\Program Files\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4\Programs\UIConfig\CorelDRAW
    Edit DrawUI.xml
    Find the line <dockpage guidref="bc1e2f70-3b58-41cd-8406-aaa550482972" visible="true" selected="true">

    Change visible="false" and remove selected="true"
    <dockpage guidref="bc1e2f70-3b58-41cd-8406-aaa550482972" visible="false">
    Save and close DrawUI.xml
    Fold down F8 and restart CorelDRAW X4
    When prompted to update settings, select yes



    the saving problem was fixed by

    The gpo for recently opened files was causing x4 to crash

    User Configuration
    Policies
    Administrative Templates
    Windows Components
    Windows Explorer
    Common Open File Dialog
    set
    Hide The Dropdown List of Recent Files' to Not Configured

    what a pain in the rear

    a days work down the drain for this rubbish

    sorry for posting the same things twice but i thought i would put the complete process down for others
    Last edited by round2it; 30th March 2010 at 03:20 PM.

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