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Quattro pro x3 abnormal program termination

I start up quattro and get this error message

program:c:program fileswordperfect office x3programsqpw.exe

abnormal program termination

and then the program shuts down.

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  • euge_ceretti Jul 14, 2008

    quattro pro abnormal program termination

  • dmspeer93 Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem with Quattro Pro. I installed the program on my laptop with Vista and found a solution, but I can't seem to find it now. It involved editing the regedit. If you know a solution please let me know.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Runtime error.


  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    QPW runtime error

  • Katharine Cipolla Sep 30, 2008

    Quattro pro X3 with service pack 2 for Vista. Error siad registry error use regedit. No idea how. Ignored it. Now, suddenly, there is a run time error. i have uninstalled and reinstalled. No improvement.

  • yeahh Sep 30, 2008

    exact same thing except it used to work.

  • donowensaf Oct 24, 2008

    I think my problem started after Microsoft downloaded a patch to Vista. All of a sudden, can't use Quattro. I'm going to download OpenOffice and get rid of Corel entirely!

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    have the similar problem but with quattro pro X3

  • LaPlant Oct 28, 2008

    donowensaf is on to something here. I had same problem then plugged in my thumbnail drive and voila! No more error. However, I need to be able to save directly to my thumbnail drive as I edit these quattro files on multiple computers.

  • johnj44 Nov 30, 2008

    when i try to load quattro pro on my windows vista computer i get the same "program termination" notice.



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1. Click Start, Programs, Accessories and Run.
2. In the open window, type: regedit and click OK.
3. Choose the following path
HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Software\Corel\User\Assistant\13\Recent Work\Quattro
4. Right click on the Quattro Pro folder, select delete.
5. Say yes when prompted to delete the key.
6. Close the Registry Editor
7. Launch Quattro Pro

This key will be re-created when you reopen Quattro Pro. I ran into this problem when when I tried to open a QP SS on my hard drive after previously opening one from my thumb drive. Now I copy to my hard drive first.

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The problem definitely lies in the registry key ... likely Vista and W7 return a different error code when a file on a removable drive can't be found.

But there's an easy fix.

Using REGEDIT, navigate to the '\recent work\quattro' key and delete it as described in the previous post. Then move to its parent, '\Recent Work', and right-click to bring up its properties.

The idea is to revoke write permissions for that key. Then Quattro won't be able to save anything there and thus won't get confused when looking for a detached thumb drive.

I changed ownership to the main laptop user account, and then unchecked the box about inheriting permissions. W7 will complain bitterly about this when you hit the 'apply' button - but it's sort of a dead-end key anyhow so it's not important that it inherit anything. Do whatever else is necessary to remove write permissions from "\Recent Work" and that's that.

Quattro Pro - at least version 12 and likely above - will now start properly, even if you read and wrote to a thumbdrive during the previous session. All you lose is the "recently opened" list at the bottom of the "Files" menu.

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The BEST SOLUTION posted by
ailurophile on December 6, 2008 solved my Quattro Pro 12 problem very easily. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking the time to post this solution. Happy New Year! Anne

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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On another forum, I found that sometimes this is caused when the program cannot locate a file which is on the MRU (Most Recently Used) list. Normally, this is a result of saving a file to a removable device, then not having that device installed at program start. In my case, it was on a thumbnail drive. I installed the thumbnail and everything is fine.

I then saved a dummy file on my hard drive, and repeated this with a different file name until the guilty drive/file was no longer on the MRU. By golly, it worked!!!

Now all I have to do is delete all those dummy files, and remember to NEVER save a file directly to a thumbnail drive!

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

  • donowensaf Oct 29, 2008

    LaPlant - I have to share files also. I am now saving the file to my hard drive, then copying the file to the thumbnail with Windows Explorer. One good benefit - I get automatic back-ups of my files!


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Describe the aporosch you would take to silve pribolem,
when you installing Quatro Pro X3 to window vista Pc.

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No lo puedo utilizar

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