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     Hugh Potter updated 3 years, 7 months ago 4 Members · 7 Posts
  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    July 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Hi all,
    before I really lose it and go all Basil Faulty on my pc… can anyone suggest why my Corel X5 crashes everytime I try to do a trace, be it a quick trace, line art or whatever.. I’ve changed the png to a bitmap, a tiff, all manner, does it ok on the laptop but not on the pc.. we’ve had a lot of power cuts of late and I wonder if it’s fried the ram?

    thanks in advance,
    Hugh

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    July 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Hugh,

    Yea if there is a power cut or it crashes then auto backup kicks in. Sometimes I find files from months ago suddenly want to pop up. Slows it right down.

    Make the image smaller and try tracing that way, then blow it up to full size. Can sometimes help to only have that open. Not sure if I can leave my email address here but if you are stuggling send it to info@creativesignandprint.co.uk and I’ll fire it back.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    July 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks.. Yes, I get that all the time, the auto-back-up is never ever what you were just working on, lord knows why that it!

    I’ve tried all the trick to get it to trace but to no avail, think I’ll order more ram and see if that helps. Have had a couple of messages pop up that say ‘out of memory’ so it’s a reasonable bet.

    I’ve done it on the laptop now but long term, it’s impractical!

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    July 18, 2017 at 1:30 am

    It’s easy enough to check how much ram you have installed, if it’s not working it won’t show as being installed. At start up ram is generally checked but not all errors show up. Once started then control panel, system & security, system will tell you how much ram is installed.
    Out of memory errors are generally to do with Hard disk space rather than RAM, how full is your hard drive? Many programs like corel use what is known as a scratch disk, this is a percentage of free disk space available on normally the C drive, as the hard drive fills up the available free disk space reduces to a point where you start to get errors.
    Some programs allow you to increase the default percentage but I don’t know if corel does 😆

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    July 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    quote Martin Pearson:

    It’s easy enough to check how much ram you have installed, if it’s not working it won’t show as being installed. At start up ram is generally checked but not all errors show up. Once started then control panel, system & security, system will tell you how much ram is installed.
    Out of memory errors are generally to do with Hard disk space rather than RAM, how full is your hard drive? Many programs like corel use what is known as a scratch disk, this is a percentage of free disk space available on normally the C drive, as the hard drive fills up the available free disk space reduces to a point where you start to get errors.
    Some programs allow you to increase the default percentage but I don’t know if corel does 😆

    Thanks Martin,

    Just checked
    C drive (2x 500gb in mirror raid config) – 156gb remains
    D drive (500gb spare back-up) 310gb remains
    External (1TB back-up drive) 710gb remains

    I’m guessing that they all have more than enough for it to play with. though it’s been a long time since I ever defragged the driver.. would probably take a week!

  • Karen McGinty

    Member
    July 23, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I find mine crashes if I try to trace an image with a resolution over 72, so now I make sure I change it to that before tracing and all seems ok.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    July 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Karen,
    yes, had similar fixes in the past but recentyl getting near impossible on certain images!

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