I would first update Bridge to current version. Since you can not open Bridge do this in PS Help/Updates.
I thought I had updated it. I guess that was the first time I installed it. Unfortunately even with the update I am getting the error message:
Faulting application name: Bridge.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x50d9a019
Faulting module name: Bridge.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x50d9a019
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000036af69
Faulting process id: 0x1478
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce12b32cf1a5ec
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS6 (64 Bit)\Bridge.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS6 (64 Bit)\Bridge.exe
Report Id: 6b74f48a-7ea6-11e2-9f1a-00038a000015
When you reset your preferences did you get the reset window the the 3 options?
Do you have anything unusual in your install? In other words did you use default settings and have program and Temp on C: drive?
Pressing ctrl never brings me to the reset window. It just goes straight to the error. I used the default install settings.
Thank you much,
Creating the folder "Bridge CS2" in "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe worked.