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Old 01-28-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

This is ridiculous. It crashes around three times a day if not more. I have to save every line I type cause I have to prepare for the next crash and it wastes time. Yeah, I'm posting this cause it just crashed again.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

To state the obvious ...

Are you using the most up-to-date version of 8? For the Windows OS that is 8.0.1, build #89.

Windows or Mac?

Have you checked the Final Draft website for its list of known problems or issues?
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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^^^ Yup! Installed on a freshly-imaged, Windows 7 Laptop. FD 8 just locks up and/or bombs. I at least am smart enough to have auto-save on so I need only back track a few lines. And of course the Qwest online backup vault!
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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Default Re: Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

I have a Windows 7 laptop, and mine (which I bought new in December) crashes. It happens for me about one out of every three times I use it. Luckily, I'm a frequent saver by habit. When I edit, I save after every change.

If you do find a solution, let me know!
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

Well, I tried using Google and the FD Knowledge Base to find out something about this, but I did not get anywhere.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

I've got FD8.0.1 Build 89 on my Toshiba laptop (vista) and netbook (7 starter) Not a single problem to date, although I don't use any features but just straight "scripting". McAfee for protection on laptop. Nothing on netbook (cuz I don't connect to the 'net with it). Have you tried turning off stuff (using task manager as well as checking startup programs), cleaning your registries, checking your available memory and paging? If so, no wonder you're frustrated! Nothing worse than unexplainable crashes...
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: Final Draft 8 Crashes Again

im also on a windows 7 laptop with the most up to date final draft 8. there seems to be a pattern here.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #8
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My suspicion ... It's the 64-bit thing.

Will Windows 7 let you run a program in XP (or some other 32-bit) mode? If so, try that.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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As per Comic's note/suggestion, right click on the FD icon. Select PROPERTIES. Click on the COMPATIBILITY tab. Check the box next to RUN THIS PROGRAM IN... and select something like WINDOWS XP to see if that helps. If it doesn't change back, but it might provide some stability.

I'm using FD 8 on Windows 7 and have no issues. I'm using 32 Bit though. Laptop vs. Desktop shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:49 AM   #10
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I'm using FD8, latest build, on Windows 7 64-bit without any problems. But I probably just jinxed myself.
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