The slideshow will freeze during playback. If I run msconfig and disable all startup items it runs through the entire show fine. I do not want to have to disable each item individually just to find this issue.
Are you using the Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.0? Which slideshow are you talking about? PDF slideshow or Full Screen Slideshow? Please check that you have the latest version of Quicktime and DirectX installed on your machine. Ideally you should not have to stop all startup programs.