CS5 hangs on my iMac (OSX 10.6.8). I have to force quit. Then it will not load past "Measuring Memory" when I try to restart it. I have to reboot the iMac.
I found a discussion online that said to reinstall, but the application manager won't start either.
Are Photoshop and OS fully updated?
As with all unexplainable Photoshop-problems you might try trashing the prefs (after making sure all customized presets like Actions, Patterns, Brushes etc. have been saved and making a note of the Preferences you’ve changed) by pressing command-alt-shift on starting the program or starting from a new user-account.
System Maintenance (repairing permissions, purging PRAM, running cron-scripts, cleaning caches, etc.) might also be beneficial, Onyx has been recommended for such tasks.
Weeding out bad fonts never seems to be a bad idea, either. (Validate your fonts in Font Book and remove the bad ones.)
If 3rd party plug-ins are installed try disabling them to verify if one of those may be responsible for the problem.
I think it is related to Time Machine. I turned off backups and it stopped happening. I have seen some discussions of Time Machine and Photoshop not getting along with one another, but I haven't seen any solutions, other than turning off backups. That kind of defeats the purpose of time machine.
Hmm, Apple fixed Time Machine so it wouldn't interfere with Photoshop files. And I run Time Machine all the time without such problems.
But it's possible that there is some other bug in it that we haven't seen.
I have discovered that if I go to a command line when it hangs, there are a couple of zombie photoshop processes and something called service manager running. The service manager process seems to be hung. If I kill -9 that process and then force quit photoshop, it starts up again normally. Apparently the service manager owns the zombies because they go away after you force quit photoshop.
This is a workaround that allows me to avoid rebooting, but it still doesn't explain the frequent (serveral times a week) hangs.
Started seeing the same thing here, just started a few days ago. Initially thought it was the upgrade to 10.7 from a month or two ago, but seems this is happening under 10.6 as well. I noticed Time Machine was running, trying to stop it to test but it's taking forever on the "Stopping backup…" stage. Ugh.
@ES Photo: is there a way to find these processes in the Activity Monitor?
>>is there a way to find these processes in the Activity Monitor?
not sure, try Terminal.app
press Enter key
if you are lucky, sometimes bad ram will be mis-reported in About This Mac> More: Memory
other times the boards the ram sits in will show a red LED warning light
some models will required exact installation based on sizes and pairs...
the surefire way to troubleshoot suspect ram is to first remove and reseat it and test
move it to other slots
remove it (leave the minimum installed until it's ruled out)
swap the minimum with the next minimum set
and pray for a quick clue...