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FAQ: Corel Paradox crashes on startup


I have recently started learning to work with Paradox 9 and have found your book Paradox 9 power programing extremely helpful. I have encountered a problem and hope that you will be kind enough to assist. The problem has occured twice now so I don't think it is a finger problem. When I nearly reach a stage of completion, on opening the program it goes into tile mode, a few seconds later the program tell me to abort (Corel Paradox crashes on startup). Should you be able to give me any assistance I would be most appreciative.


Using Paradox 9 on XP with CorelDraw or any other programs is fine. No problem there. Not sure what the issue is though. You might want to try starting Paradox with a clear desktop using the -c command line option. You can search the help file for command line options for usage. If that isn't the problem, then you must have a bad installation of Paradox (try reinstalling) or some other program is causing it to crash (doubtfull with XP memory management).


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We have used paradox for 20 years and continue to do so because we are heavily invested in it.  Recently, there is a problem with Restructuring a Pdox7-11 table that does not allow any defaults to properly fill in, any lookup table information.  Furthermore, other tables that have the same structure fill in normally until I open their table structure.  This has cause entire working directories to fail.  The program ran fine for a few months initially before it started to crash.  Really confused, apologies if this is posted to the wrong section. 

Browse your boards often.  Any help / pointers is much appreciated. 


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