This is not a crash, it is a freeze. It is looking for something it can not find, or having trouble loading some file. Do you have any 3rd party fonts or plugins loaded?
Also, try starting PS and immediately hold down option cmd shift keys. If fast enough you will get a reset window.
Thanks for the reply. I have no plugins but quite a few fonts. I've gone through them using font book to check their integrity and none appear to be corrupt nor duplicated. All other apps working fine in CC and CS6 versions. I also mangaed to reset the settings as suggested still the same problem.
Do you have a font manager? Believe it is Extensis Suitcase that has caused problems in past.
Would recommend making fonts and manager unavailable and see if program works. If it does than you have some idea what to work on.
No, I stopped using Suitcase years ago for that very reason. I'm just in the process of removing all but system font. This could take some time but at leaast I'll know if its a font. I'll be back...
Okay, now we're getting somewhere. definitely a font problem. Now all I have to work out is which one!!!!
Thanks for the help Curt, your a star.
Best bet is to put back in half, if that works add in another 1/4 etc. Should narrow it down.
Mark answered if this works. Gives me credit and shows problem solved.