WIthout proper system info and the crash details from the Event Viewer nobody can say anything.
What is an Event View and how should I use it to provide more information? Thanks.
I generated this report under GENERAL:
Faulting application name: Photoshop.exe, version: 188.8.131.52, time stamp: 0x536b438e
Faulting module name: aticaldd64.dll, version: 184.108.40.2066, time stamp: 0x4edef3ed
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000002a94c0
Faulting process id: 0x2e24
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfa2c28e78c2b9
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2014\Photoshop.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\aticaldd64.dll
Report Id: d1e07db7-0eb5-11e4-8896-f8b1569f4b9b
If this is not helpful or complete, let me know. Thanks again.
And as you can read in that report - your ATI video card driver crashed.
Update your video card driver from AMD/ATI's website (Not Microsoft, and not a system builder).
I did not realize that Faulting module name meant anything particularly relevant or that the content there signaled a video card crash. My system tells me that the driver is updated with the best version for the AMD adapter. But I may be doing something wrong there or misinterpreting what I'm seeing, so I'm pulling in my IT team and will report back what they learn about PS CC 2014 closing at launch. Thanks for the assist.
Update the video card driver from AMD/ATI's website, not Microsoft (their drivers are years out of date).
I thought I'd follow up. I involved our IT team and she did a share screen so I was able to watch what she did. Short answer is that we did go to the site you referenced above and she found an updated driver: my system went from having an AMD Radeon HB 7470 Driver to the AMD Radeon 7000 Series. Involved updating the AMD Catalyst Driver. I'm not sure I would have been able to find the right update without IT support. Anyway, best news is...PS CC 2014 now opens fine. Thanks again for pointing me in right direction initially.