6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2012 11:46 AM by Noel Carboni RSS

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

    Lynda Spangler Community Member

      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

        • 1. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
          Noel Carboni Community Member

          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

          • 2. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
            Lynda Spangler Community Member

            I completely uninstalled CS5 (I did not have CS4) but I did not uninstall the preferences from CS5. What I will do is go through and disable/uninstall the plugins then one by one re-install and re-launch. Will be a bit time consuming but we will see what happens.

             

            I have updated what I could in the plugins but not all have updates for CS6. I do know the error was happening before Topaz Plugins were installed. Also I installed all of these plugings through the Extension Manager.

            • 3. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
              Lynda Spangler Community Member

              When launching the CS6 Extention Manager I saw that I had installed: "Adobe Photoshop CS5 FXG Plugin"  - I did not use this in CS5 and won't be in CS6. I disabled the add-on and the error went away. I will have to launch PS a few more time to confirm the error went away but hopfully this is the case.

              • 4. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
                rosscosjunk

                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.

                • 5. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
                  chava2uk Community Member

                  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.

                  • 6. Re: Error on Startup - aflamingo.dll was not found (Windows XP - CS6)
                    Noel Carboni Community Member

                    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