I had severe problems with Illustrator crashing in the latest version of Windows 7 Ultimate and I couldn't figure it out for a while, then I saw a solution in another forum for a similar situation, which worked out for me. So, I'm just posting this in case someone else has this problem.
Intel i7 - 860 8gb ram, 2 raid 0 volumes, 1 for os, 1 for scratch disk. Brand spanking new install of Windows 7 64bit (x64) and Adobe Design Premium.
Illustrator crashes when pasting an image from Photoshop, or just handling a rather complex file, perhaps with some custom brushes defined. Main point is that the intial crash was unreproducable.
After the initial crash illustrator crashes upon startup, until the illustrator prefetch file is deleted from c:/windows/prefetch and/or preferences are moved/deleted. Photoshop continued to work fine during this time.
As stated above, deleting preferences and deleting prefetch file does not permanently solve the problem, we continued to experience intermittent crashes. On another adobe forum, I noticed that someone had suggested rolling back the wacom drivers, which seems to be irrelavent since we had no problems with the pen tool in photoshop. However, that was the solution for us we rolled back the driver by uninstalling, restarting and reinstalling the Dec 2008 vista x64 compatible drivers from Wacom (6.1.0-6).
That's our story, hope it helps someone.
Practically the same setup here, and similar problem. Shortly after opening Illustrator, it proceeds to crash after one or two strokes with the pen & undo. Just installed same driver version you mentioned; restarting shortly. Will post update if resolved.
Thanks for posting your situation!
Installing driver as suggested did not work. Just for verification, this is the driver:
Driver 6.1.0-6 (RC) for USB Tablets on Windows Vista & XP (32 & 64 bit)
Going to re-install Windows 7 driver listed here:
Driver 6.1.2-4(RC) for USB Tablets on Windows 7, Vista & XP (32 & 64 bit)
Some differences in our setups, just for the record.
Windows 7 Ultimate (x64 / 64 bit)
Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz
12GB OCZ Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 535 MHz
ASUS P6T Motherboard
ATI Radeon 4890
1TB (2x 500 GB RAID) System Volume
2TB (2x 1 TB RAID) Work/Storage Volume
Just checking that you deleted the prefetch file and scrapped the preferences prior to reinstalling driver. That needs to be cleaned to reset the issue and the driver rolled back to prevent it from coming back, at least that's how it appeared in my case.
Yes, followed sequence:
Also intended to mention: using Intuos 2 rather than Intuos 3.
Glad to hear about that, perhaps I'll try the new Oct 20th driver too, we've got a half dozen machines and I don't want to keep track of which driver goes with which machine.
As a side note, I resolved the crash with a combination of steps 3 + 5, but it would return after a while, until I rolled back the driver. So, it may in fact be the intuos 2.
We have the same problem too, but no resolution. 2 identical PCs using Windows 7 (64bit) 8 GB of Ram and Adobe CS4 Design premium. One has a Wacom tablet and the other dosen't. The one without the tablet works great but the one with the tablet crashes if Illustrator and Photoshop are both open and we use the Wacom pen. Considering how many issues have been posted with users using a Mac (leapord), Vista and Windows 7, I am surprided there is no resolution yet. Wacom says they have been trying to duplicate the problem but are unable (odd). Condsidering how much time and money we have all invested in the CS4 upgrade I am hoping Adobe and/or Wacom can come to the table quickly and fix the problem. My designer with the tablet uses it 95% of the time she and is very unhappy with the issue. Any helpful feedback to solve the issue would be much appreciated.
It seems that there are several things at play here.
Do you have intous3 or 4 or 2?
Have you tried the latest (Oct 2009) drivers?
Are you able to initially fix the problem by deleting preferences/prefetch? (It worked for me, but then the crash would come back, however the above poster could fix it initially with cleaning of preferences/prefetch).
I just googled my problem which lead me to this thread. I am experiencing a crash in Illustrator CS4 when using the pen tool and using undo. I cannot reproduce it reliably yet.
System: Windows 7 64-bit, 4gb ram, Core2Duo E7200, Wacom Intuos 4 with 6.1.2-4 drivers (Oct 20, 2009)
I haven't done any troubleshooting yet but will try the suggestions about prefetch and post back.
I do recall prolonging the problem before by moving my scratch disk and making it larger as per some advice from another thread I read weeks ago.
I'll post back with my findings.. only difference I see so far is different CPUs and tablets (Intuos 4 here)
same exact problem here... using wacom bamboo fun with 5.2.0-7 driver. Not the latest driver, as using that driver begins to result in not pen pressure sensitivity... i talked to wacom customer service and they told me to use the above driver...
illustrator crashes if photoshop is started and the wacom is plugged in... or illustrator crashes if photoshop is already open and i start illustrator... no problems if i use one or the other...
on another note, i've been having lightroom 2.5 crashes due to the wacom...
the above solution of deleting prefetch file did not work...
using windows 7 64bit and adobe cs4
core 2duo p7350
The newest Wacom drivers are out as Mrjavali had predicted! I have spent 15 minutes with it and was unable to get it to crash with the pen tool and photoshop open. Previously my crash would occur within 30 seconds. I think this is the fix we were waiting for!
pasted from the driver PDF:
Wacom implemented the following changes and improvements:
• A problem with multiple graphics applications running in parallel was resolved in 6.1.2-5. (Thank
you to everyone who submitted a bug report about this!)
• A bug that could lead to occasional driver crashes was fixed in 6.1.2-4.
• This driver fully supports Windows 7, and has passed the Microsoft WHQL certification process
for Windows 7.
• The “Wacom Tablet Preferences File Utility” now contains an option to back up your preferences
and to restore the backed up preferences at a later time.
o To back up your preferences, go to Start – (All) Programs – Wacom Tablet – Wacom
Tablet Preferences File Utility. After the utility launched, select “Back-up …”, choose the
name and location of the backup file, and click OK.
o To restore your previously saved preferences, go to Start – (All) Programs – Wacom
Tablet – Wacom Tablet Preferences File Utility. After the utility launched, select “Restore
…”, browse to the location of your backup file and select it, and click on OK.
• Some issues with handling keystroke commands were resolved.
• A number of smaller bug fixes and improvements were implemented.
This driver update is highly recommended for all customers using earlier releases of driver
version 6.1.2. To check your driver version, open the “Wacom Tablet Properties” control
panel and click on “About”.
I have xp 32bit, 4gig ram.
the bamboo pen & touch tablet crashes my illustrator cs4. but not PScs4.
the old wacom intuous 2 works with both AI and PS for me...weird..
I have downloaded the latest driver.
Before I install can I ask because I haven`t replaced drivers before, where do I un-install the previous driver? Or can I just install this .exe?
The only program I see related to it is the bamboo software itself, I can`t see anything that reads driver, I think uninstalling this means losing the program that runs bamboo not just the drivers correct? is there anywhere else I can uninstall just the driver..
this is all I can see related to bamboo in add/remove programs:
That is the driver you have to reinstall the driver which will give you back your application.
BTW I believe this probably has something to do with the fact that you have a new system and just needed the drivers updated and that drivers may now be 64 bit as well as opposed to 32 bit which you had installed before this change seems to affect Windows more than Macs.
On the Mac if you have a 64 bit and installed a 32 bit program it works fine if you install a 64 bit version of the program it works better and that is the only difference.
I'm not a designer, but using Illustrator c4 for business. We recently switched to a new computer Dell XPS Windows 7 64 bit, and Illustrator c4 keeps closing. I look at the solutions offered above and not sure if any of this related to me...bear in mind again I'm a beginner in this so need.... I don't use any special pens/tablets. Just a mouse/keyboard. I did copy the crash report. Please...help. Thanks so much
<!DOCTYPE crashreport SYSTEM "AdobeCrashReporter.dtd">
<crashreport version="1.1" crVersion="3.0.20080806" applicationName="Adobe Illustrator CS4" applicationVersion="CS4" build="367">
<time year="2013" month="3" day="11" hour="16" minute="20" second="42"/>
<system platform="windows" osversion="6.1.7601 SP 1.0" applicationlanguage="English (United States)" userlanguage="en_US" oslanguage="en_US" ram="8152" machine="Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz" model="Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9" cpuCount="4" cpuFreq="3093 MHz" busFreq="" locale="English (United States)"/>
<crash exception="EXCEPTION_UNKNOWN" instruction="0x0064700b">
<stackStatement index="0" address="0x0064700b" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="1" address="0x0064669b" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="2" address="0x0064691a" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="3" address="0x00646b52" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="4" address="0x722429bb" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="5" address="0x72242a47" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="6" address="0x77d09ef2" symbolname="unknown"/>
<stackStatement index="7" address="0x77d09ec5" symbolname="unknown"/>
<register name="EAX" value="0x00000000"/>
<register name="EBX" value="0x0ea05000"/>
<register name="ECX" value="0x00000000"/>
<register name="EDX" value="0x00000000"/>
<register name="ESI" value="0x19825c9c"/>
<register name="EDI" value="0x19825980"/>
<register name="ESP" value="0x12d1ffdc"/>
<register name="EBP" value="0x12d1ffec"/>
<register name="EIP" value="0x77d09ec5"/>
<register name="EFL" value="0x00000202"/>