It is not nice having a deadline and not being able to guarantee Photoshop will work.
Nobody can guarantee that for any CS3 products on Windows 7 - they simply are not certified for it which pretty makes this a case of "either it works or it doesn't, but you're mostly on your own to figure out the details". The obvious thing to do is to run as admin to avoid permission issues. The behavior you describe very much sounds like it cannot access some stuff or not create its temporary file. You might use a tool like Sysinternals Process Monitor to wacth file and registry access to verify that. Another potential reason is that you changed your graphics driver and it fails in teh last step trying to draw the application window. Impossible to tell, since you did not provide any more detailed info....
Thank you for your replys!
@Mylenium: I have not recently changed the graphics driver, anyway, this post will contain some more detailed information.
Since the system does not hang (it is only PS) I could take a screenshot of it:
And yeah, the message from the event log was very helpful indeed, I should have looked it up earlier ^^;
- Photoshop.exe 10.0.1.0 470fd6cb Wacom_Tablet.dll_unloaded 0.0.0.0 4f4d3c46 c0000005 705854ed 1058 01cd2a13747404a4 C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Photoshop.exe Wacom_Tablet.dll b7cb5b9b-9606-11e1-95e9-001e8c1fad2b
I have been using Photoshop CS3 Extended on this Windows 7 computer for about a year or so. It all went fine, but I got a new Wacom tablet (intuos 5 touch) , and I guess that is the problem.