Thanks for the tip. I tried.
But it still crashes.
I think it might be some incompability with 64bit?
Cos when I tried running the Illustrator CS6 (normal one) and it also crashes, but Illustraot CS6 64bit runs well.
Flash crashes, Fireworks disappeared (no crash message, but just doesnt appear anywhere)
But once again, appreciate your help.
Is anyone esle still having this problem? I tried removing preferences and still got the error. I also uninstalled the entire CS6 install, ran the Adobe CS6 cleaunup tool and removed everything, reinstalled. I can get it to run if I run it as Admin, but that's annoying to click away the UAC prompt all the time and I don't like running programs as admin if I can avoid it for general security reasons..
I thought it might be like Photoshop where it's incorrectly setup to run from a multi- hard disk environment like mine where the registry is setup to have user folders and files on a separate drive ( see this photoshop thread) but there doesn't seem to be any way of changing scratch disks in InDesign like the photoshop work-around.
Anyway, here's my system info:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
xeon x5550 ht
ATI Firepro 1gb
C: = windows system and software files
D: = users folder
Update... After trying all the ideas here and downloading the patch and still not working, I downloaded Autoruns and removed everything from startup that wasn't microsoft or intel... Flash started up. I then put back everything I deemed important for what I needed to do like monitor and calibration drivers and the like... finally tracked down the conflict and it's my Wacom tablet driver, (which is very inconvenient). It's an Intuos 4.
TabletServiceWacom Tablet Service for professional driver Wacom Technology, Corp. c:\program files\tablet\wacom\wacom_tablet.exe
Driver update dated August 2012 resolved the problem.