Corel PSP X3 hangs. This article discusses a possible solution, as recommended by Corel. Contains instructions on how to perform a "clean install" of PSP. Now I am finding PSP X3 occasionally hangs hang freezes freeze crashes crash -- especially while zoomed in on an image and doing pixel work. Tentatively, this article appears to have fixed the problem -- however, I am never a fan of this type of solution because the real, underlying problem was not addressed. Crashes seem to happen more frequently until the next reboot.
A dump file is written into the Corel Cache directory with a name similar to this: The DMP file, if opened in Visual Studio, will show "The thread tried to read from or write to a virtual address for which it does not have appropriate access. The Event Viewer will reference a variable Windows Temp file, such as c: Unknown if this is expected behavior.
Corel did not offer a firm solution to the problem. My steps are slightly different than Corel's steps published in Answer ID I suspect this solution will not permanently solve the problem because the debugging information from above hints at a standard, run-of-the-mill bug.
In any case, it is worth pursuing, because frankly there is no other good ideas. The steps in this article appear to have fixed the problem. Download, but do not run, the Corel Clean up Utility: CDS Clean-Up ver1. Run the Cleanup Program. Using Windows Explorer, locate the downloaded utility. Allow the cleanup to run. Open the Control Panel, Windows 7: Programs and Features XP: I did not see this in my un-install list, presumably the cleanup removed the entry. To do this step, you need to un-hide protected system files, exposing them in Windows Explorer.
Make these changes, which are recommended for all Windows installations. Click the [View] tab. Still in Regedit, delete one of the following groups of keys, depending on your operating system: