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Photoshop CS3 Extended error on load

Aug 8, 2012 7:19 PM

Tags: #cs3 #cs3_extended #won't_run

Photoshop CS3 Extended

Windows 7 with all updates current

Error message on load 'could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error'

 

I'm running:

intel core i5

16 GB RAM

148 GB free on drive C

698 GB free on Drive D

465 GB free on drive E

465 GB free on drive F

2 DVD-R drives

 

All updates to Photoshop were installed last time I ran it with no problems.

No new hardware has been installed since.

Installed Classic Shell since last use, so I uninstalled it but the error persists.

Installed Diet Tracker but they don't interfere with each on on the system at home so I know there's no problem there.

Nothing else installed except Windows updates.

I tried restoring back to the last time I used it . . . still got the error, so undid the restore.

I tried repairing Photoshop . . . no change.

I uninstalled Photoshop, rebooted, installed Photoshop. it loaded slower then and the last thing I saw load was plugins then something about Python and then the error again.

When I try to open the program, it goes so fast that I can't see what's loaded and where it stops now.

I searched for like problems . . . found one that they found was caused by a sound driver on an ASUS board but it was different.  I tried rolling back the sound driver anyway and it didn't fix it so  I updated it again.  There was a reference to check the Event Viewer which I know nothing about but I tried it anyway . . . found nothing.

 

Any help will be appreciated or if you know a way to debug the load or slow it down to see what it's trying to load please clue me in.  Thank you for any help.

 
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    Aug 9, 2012 12:29 AM   in reply to Cardorarla

    Your partitions/ drives are too large and CS3 can't deal with it, in particular the 700GB one...

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 3:00 AM   in reply to Mylenium

    Mylennium, where did you come up with that idea?

     

    The last version I know of that couldn't deal with big disks was 7.0.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 9, 2012 3:03 AM   in reply to Cardorarla

    Have you tried clearing your Photoshop preferences to defaults?

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 3:11 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel Carboni wrote:

     

    …The last version I know of that couldn't deal with big disks was 7.0…

     

    Glad you cleared that up, Noel.  I thought it was a Windows thing.

     

    Off topic:  you're up already and I'm still up. 

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 12:20 PM   in reply to Cardorarla

    Uninstalling does not remove the preferences files.

     

    To re-set preferences, hold down Control+Alt+Shift as you launch Photoshop and keep those keys down until presented with a dialog box allowing you to delete preferences.  Fresh new prefs will be created.

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 12:44 PM   in reply to Cardorarla
     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Aug 9, 2012 5:22 PM   in reply to Cardorarla

    Perhaps you got a bum display driver update via Windows Update.

     

    What video card do you have and what's your display driver version?

     

    It might also help if you would go into Help - System Info... in Photoshop, copy the data you find there, and post it here (blank out the serial number info if you prefer).

     

    -Noel

     
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    Aug 9, 2012 6:00 PM   in reply to Cardorarla

    Don't roll it back - go to the AMD web site and get Catalyst 12.6.  You are WAY out of date.

     

    -Noel

     
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