Preventing Crashes in CorelDraw: Updating Video Driver

Keep your design software running smoothly with this maintenance tip.

Another area where maintenance may be needed to prevent crashes in CorelDraw is to ensure that you are running with the current video driver. If the screen flickers or does not refresh properly, or if you have printing issues to a non-postscript device, it would be wise to ensure that you are using the most current printer driver

To check the video driver, do the following:

Hold down the Windows key and tap the letter R. This will open the Run command box. Type “dxdiag” and tap the Enter key. You may see a message that asks, “Do you want to check if your drivers are digitally signed?” Click Yes.

On the Display or Display 1 tab, (third line down, right hand side) look at the date. If the date is more than three months old, update the driver.

With a few minutes weekly, you can ensure that your system runs smoothly and that you have minimal down time just by doing these simple steps.

-Roger Wambolt, CorelDraw

Roger Wambolt

Roger Wambolt's career is the culmination of over 21 years in graphic design and education. It began in the trenches at Corel, where Wambolt provided user support, training and championed Corel's partner programs. Over the years, he acquired extensive knowledge through his relationships with graphics professionals in many industries, including print, sublimation, screen printing, sign making, engraving, and embroidery. In 2010, he started AdArt Graphics to provide graphic design and training services to a variety of international clients. A CorelDraw Graphics Suite expert, Wambolt has been a popular presenter at industry trade shows. He has developed and conducted classroom training and online sessions throughout North America and has authored articles for key industry magazines. You can train at home with Wambolt using his book Bring It Home with CorelDraw: A Guide to In-House Graphic Design or by watching his online course CorelDraw X8 Essential Training at, in addition to his numerous tutorials on the Corel Discovery Center.

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