So I'm using Adobe Illustrator 5.5 on a relatively new Dell PC with an uprated graphics card.
Illustrator randomly crashes on me when I'm in the middle of projects saying (Adobe Illustrator is not responding) etc and closes. I lose my work and all the effort I've just put in.
Also, sometimes it will not open a file, says it's unsupported? But then when I close Illustrator and re-open it, the same file will open perfectly fine.
Is this an illustrator bug or is there something wrong with my hardware?
Windows Event Viewer is your friend. There are no random crashes, they always have a specific cause. Both your errors simply sound like your harddrives are going to sleep or there's anotehr generic file I/O issue, but that's just speculation of course....
Right on time, just crashed and found this event log.
Faulting application name: Illustrator.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x4d76c9e3
Faulting module name: DxfDwg.aip, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x4d769c0c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000e660
Faulting process id: 0x15f4
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd4ed44e60e380
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5.1\Support Files\Contents\Windows\Illustrator.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CS5.1\Plug-ins\Illustrator Formats\DxfDwg.aip
Report Id: 967fb7e6-bad1-11e1-a8de-d4bed9c13d91
Hope you can help!
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