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Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)

May 10, 2012 9:59 AM

Tags: #photoshop #error #startup #cs6 #photoshop_cs6 #aflamingo.dll

I had this error happen with the Beta of PS CS6. I re-installed the beta and the error came back. Then yesterday I uninstalled the beta and installed the PS CS6 Trial Version and today this error is happening again. Re-installing obviously does not fix this error, any other thoughts?

 

(Here is the post on the beta forums.)

 

Here are the details:

 

"This application has failed to start because aflamingo.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

 

After I click okay PS launches and from what I can tell works without issue.

 

Here is my system info:

 

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00) x32

Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit

Version: 5.1 Service Pack 3

System architecture: Intel CPU Family:15, Model:2, Stepping:9 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, HyperThreading

Physical processor count: 1

Logical processor count: 2

Processor speed: 2800 MHz

Built-in memory: 3071 MB

Free memory: 1443 MB

Memory available to Photoshop: 1710 MB

Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %

Image tile size: 128K

Image cache levels: 4

OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.

OpenGL Drawing Mode: Normal

OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.

OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: False.

OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.

Video Card Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series

Display: 1

Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1024, right: 1280

Video Card Number: 1

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series     

OpenCL Unavailable

Driver Version: 6.14.10.7236

Driver Date: 20111026030140.000000-000

Video Card Driver: ati2dvag.dll

Video Mode: 1280 x 1024 x 4294967296 colors

Video Card Caption: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series     

Video Card Memory: 1024 MB

Video Rect Texture Size: 8192

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\

Temporary file path: C:\DOCUME~1\Lynda\LOCALS~1\Temp\

Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled

Scratch volume(s):

   D:\, 74.5G, 2.28G free

   C:\, 74.5G, 12.1G free

Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Required\

Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Plug-ins\

Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

 

Installed components:

    A3DLIBS.dll   A3DLIB Dynamic Link Library   9.2.0.112  

    ACE.dll   ACE 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    adbeape.dll   Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55   66.1025012   66.1025012

    AdobeLinguistic.dll   Adobe Linguisitc Library   6.0.0  

    AdobeOwl.dll   Adobe Owl 2012/02/09-16:00:02   4.0.93   66.496052

    AdobePDFL.dll   PDFL 2011/12/12-16:12:37   66.419471   66.419471

    AdobePIP.dll   Adobe Product Improvement Program   6.0.0.1654  

    AdobeXMP.dll   Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27   66.145661   66.145661

    AdobeXMPFiles.dll   Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27   66.145661   66.145661

    AdobeXMPScript.dll   Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27   66.145661   66.145661

    adobe_caps.dll   Adobe CAPS   6,0,29,0  

    AGM.dll   AGM 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    ahclient.dll    AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library   1,7,0,56  

    aif_core.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    aif_ocl.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    aif_ogl.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    amtlib.dll   AMTLib   6.0.0.75 (BuildVersion: 6.0; BuildDate: Mon Jan 16 2012 18:00:00)   1.000000

    ARE.dll   ARE 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    AXE8SharedExpat.dll   AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49   66.26830   66.26830

    AXEDOMCore.dll   AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49   66.26830   66.26830

    Bib.dll   BIB 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    BIBUtils.dll   BIBUtils 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    boost_date_time.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    boost_signals.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    boost_system.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    boost_threads.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    cg.dll   NVIDIA Cg Runtime   3.0.00007  

    cgGL.dll   NVIDIA Cg Runtime   3.0.00007  

    CIT.dll   Adobe CIT   2.0.5.19287   2.0.5.19287

    CoolType.dll   CoolType 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

    data_flow.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    dvaaudiodevice.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvacore.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvamarshal.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvamediatypes.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvaplayer.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvatransport.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dvaunittesting.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    dynamiclink.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    ExtendScript.dll   ExtendScript 2011/12/14-15:08:46   66.490082   66.490082

    FileInfo.dll   Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/01/17-15:11:19   66.145433   66.145433

    filter_graph.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    hydra_filters.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    icucnv40.dll   International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22    Build gtlib_3.0.16615  

    icudt40.dll   International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22    Build gtlib_3.0.16615  

    image_compiler.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    image_flow.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    image_runtime.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

    JP2KLib.dll   JP2KLib 2011/12/12-16:12:37   66.236923   66.236923

    libeay32.dll   The OpenSSL Toolkit   0.9.8g  

    libifcoremd.dll   Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler   10.0 (Update A)  

    libmmd.dll   Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler   10.0  

    LogSession.dll   LogSession   2.1.2.1640  

    mediacoreif.dll   DVA Product   6.0.0  

    MPS.dll   MPS 2012/02/03-10:33:13   66.495174   66.495174

    msvcm80.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005   8.00.50727.6195  

    msvcm90.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008   9.00.30729.1  

    msvcp100.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010   10.00.40219.1  

    msvcp71.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET   7.10.3077.0  

    msvcp80.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005   8.00.50727.6195  

    msvcp90.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008   9.00.30729.1  

    msvcr100.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010   10.00.40219.1  

    msvcr71.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET   7.10.3052.4  

    msvcr80.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005   8.00.50727.6195  

    msvcr90.dll   Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008   9.00.30729.1  

    pdfsettings.dll   Adobe PDFSettings   1.04  

    Photoshop.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

    Plugin.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

    PlugPlug.dll   Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlug Standard Dll (32 bit)   3.0.0.383  

    PSArt.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

    PSViews.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

    SCCore.dll   ScCore 2011/12/14-15:08:46   66.490082   66.490082

    ScriptUIFlex.dll   ScriptUIFlex 2011/12/14-15:08:46   66.490082   66.490082

    shfolder.dll   Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System   5.50.4027.300  

    ssleay32.dll   The OpenSSL Toolkit   0.9.8g  

    tbb.dll   Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows   3, 0, 2010, 0406  

    tbbmalloc.dll   Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows   3, 0, 2010, 0406  

    TfFontMgr.dll   FontMgr   9.3.0.113  

    TfKernel.dll   Kernel   9.3.0.113  

    TFKGEOM.dll   Kernel Geom   9.3.0.113  

    TFUGEOM.dll   Adobe, UGeom©   9.3.0.113  

    updaternotifications.dll   Adobe Updater Notifications Library   6.0.0.24 (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME)   6.0.0.24

    WRServices.dll   WRServices Friday January 27 2012 13:22:12   Build 0.17112   0.17112

    wu3d.dll   U3D Writer   9.3.0.113  

 

 

Required plug-ins:

 

    Accented Edges 13.0

    Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0

    ADM 3.11x01

    Angled Strokes 13.0

    Average 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Bas Relief 13.0

    BMP 13.0

    Camera Raw 7.0

    Chalk & Charcoal 13.0

    Charcoal 13.0

    Chrome 13.0

    Cineon 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Clouds 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Collada 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Color Halftone 13.0

    Colored Pencil 13.0

    CompuServe GIF 13.0

    Conté Crayon 13.0

    Craquelure 13.0

    Crop and Straighten Photos 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0

    Crosshatch 13.0

    Crystallize 13.0

    Cutout 13.0

    Dark Strokes 13.0

    De-Interlace 13.0

    Dicom 13.0

    Difference Clouds 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Diffuse Glow 13.0

    Displace 13.0

    Dry Brush 13.0

    Eazel Acquire 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Embed Watermark 4.0

    Entropy 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Extrude 13.0

    FastCore Routines 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Fibers 13.0

    Film Grain 13.0

    Filter Gallery 13.0

    Fresco 13.0

    Glass 13.0

    Glowing Edges 13.0

    Grain 13.0

    Graphic Pen 13.0

    Halftone Pattern 13.0

    HDRMergeUI 13.0

    IFF Format 13.0

    Ink Outlines 13.0

    JPEG 2000 13.0

    Kurtosis 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Lens Blur 13.0

    Lens Correction 13.0

    Lens Flare 13.0

    Liquify 13.0

    Matlab Operation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Maximum 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Mean 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Measurement Core 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Median 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Mezzotint 13.0

    Minimum 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    MMXCore Routines 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Mosaic Tiles 13.0

    Multiprocessor Support 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Neon Glow 13.0

    Note Paper 13.0

    NTSC Colors 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Ocean Ripple 13.0

    Oil Paint 13.0

    OpenEXR 13.0

    Paint Daubs 13.0

    Palette Knife 13.0

    Patchwork 13.0

    Paths to Illustrator 13.0

    PCX 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Photocopy 13.0

    Photoshop 3D Engine 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Picture Package Filter 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Pinch 13.0

    Pixar 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Plaster 13.0

    Plastic Wrap 13.0

    PNG 13.0

    Pointillize 13.0

    Polar Coordinates 13.0

    Portable Bit Map 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Poster Edges 13.0

    Radial Blur 13.0

    Radiance 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Range 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Read Watermark 4.0

    Reticulation 13.0

    Ripple 13.0

    Rough Pastels 13.0

    Save for Web 13.0

    ScriptingSupport 13.0

    Shear 13.0

    Skewness 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Smart Blur 13.0

    Smudge Stick 13.0

    Solarize 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Spatter 13.0

    Spherize 13.0

    Sponge 13.0

    Sprayed Strokes 13.0

    Stained Glass 13.0

    Stamp 13.0

    Standard Deviation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Sumi-e 13.0

    Summation 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Targa 13.0

    Texturizer 13.0

    Tiles 13.0

    Torn Edges 13.0

    Twirl 13.0

    Underpainting 13.0

    Vanishing Point 13.0

    Variance 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Variations 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Water Paper 13.0

    Watercolor 13.0

    Wave 13.0

    WIA Support 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    Wind 13.0

    Wireless Bitmap 13.0 (13.0 20120315.r.428 2012/03/15:21:00:00)

    ZigZag 13.0

 

Optional and third party plug-ins:

 

    Topaz Adjust 5 10.0

    Topaz BW Effects 10.0

    Topaz Clean 3 10.0

    Topaz DeJpeg 4 10.0

    Topaz DeNoise 5 10.0

    Topaz Detail 2 10.0

    Topaz InFocus 10.0

    Topaz Lens Effects 10.0

    Topaz ReMask 3 10.0

    Topaz Simplify 3 10.0

    Topaz Star Effects 10.0

Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE

Flash:

    Stack Modes

    Paper Texture

    Painting Assistant

    Mode

    Adobe Watermark

    Adobe EMailer

    Mini Bridge

    GuideGuide

    Kuler

Installed TWAIN devices: NONE

 
Replies
  • Noel Carboni
    23,455 posts
    Dec 23, 2006
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    May 10, 2012 10:52 AM   in reply to Lynda Spangler

    I suspect you have some part of Photoshop CS6 tied somehow back to an earlier version.

     

    There is an AFlamingo.dll provided as part of Photoshops CS4 and CS5, but NOT CS6, and I know my Photoshop CS6 starts up fine without it.

     

     

    Lynda Spangler wrote:

     


    Optional and third party plug-ins:

     

        Topaz Adjust 5 10.0

        Topaz BW Effects 10.0

        Topaz Clean 3 10.0

        Topaz DeJpeg 4 10.0

        Topaz DeNoise 5 10.0

        Topaz Detail 2 10.0

        Topaz InFocus 10.0

        Topaz Lens Effects 10.0

        Topaz ReMask 3 10.0

        Topaz Simplify 3 10.0

        Topaz Star Effects 10.0


    Flash:

        Stack Modes

        Paper Texture

        Painting Assistant

        Mode

        Adobe Watermark

        Adobe EMailer

        Mini Bridge

        GuideGuide

        Kuler

     

    I see you have a number of 3rd party plug-ins and optional packages listed...  How did you install those?  Did you verify all are compatible with Photoshop CS6?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jun 10, 2012 6:45 PM   in reply to Lynda Spangler

    Delete or move the file:

    "FXG.8BI"

     

    From (x64):

    "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats"

     

    From (x86):

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats"

     

    (or wherever it's finding the file).

     

    That will solve the problem.

     

    I'm guessing its from a different version of Adobe Photoshop. It's always difficult when upgrading Adobe software. It usually presents massive problems and delays when trying to update your plugins (which is why most people just copy them across from a different version). The only new feature I'd like to see in CS7 is not to have to mess around with my plugins and backward compatability for them from CS6. Don't think that will ever happen.

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:37 AM   in reply to Lynda Spangler

    I had set up a second plugin folder. When I disabled that the problem went away. I guess I'll have to find out which plugin(s) are at fault.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Dec 23, 2006
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:46 AM   in reply to chava2uk

    I think it's been said before, but I'll say it again:

     

    1.  You absolutely MUST NOT copy or link to plug-ins that were supplied by Adobe with a prior version of Photoshop.  Doing so WILL net you problems.

     

    2.  You should always check to see whether the manufacturer of the plug-ins you have has released an update or a new version they say is compatible with the new version of Photoshop and use that if at all possible.

     

    3.  In a pinch, if there's NO OTHER WAY to get your old plug-ins into your new Photoshop, you need to isolate just the files involved with each plug-in.  You can copy them to a separate folder that you set up to hold them and use the Extra Plug-ins Folder setting to point to that.  Unfortunately, not all plug-ins can run with just the .8bi or .plugin files copied - some require additional files that their original installers put in the Photoshop installation area.  These files can often be found by looking at the file modification dates and correllating those with the date on the plug-in file itself.  Once you identify such files, they can be copied to the new Photoshop installation area or possibly another folder that you have put in your PC's PATH.  As you can see, this gets complicated in a hurry, and if you're not a computer guru it's going to be easy to get into trouble.

     

    -Noel

     
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