Both After Effects and Photoshop use quicktime. Please try uninstalling Quicktime and see if the behavior changes.
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try this when I get back to office. Premier PRO does, work though - it uses QT too?
Tjis always happens at "Initializing menus..."
You have an issue with your graphics card driver. Update it and configure it properly.
I am now a happy Swede (not the turnip...:) ) The updateing of the Graphics card driver did it! Thanks for your helo Mylenium, and also thanks to Chris for taking his time!
I've got the same problem but the graphics driver is up to date (AMD catalyst 12.3). I think it has to do with the visual C redistributable which has been updated today but I haven't used Aftereffects for a the last two weeks so don't know if that's the cause.
I've started Aftereffects a couple of times and now it works...