Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
Daemon Poster
 
madanchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 529
Default photoshop has stopped working

ok so only in the past few days, Photoshop (cs3) has randomly stopped working. On the loading screen it gets to the 'initializing' stage and then stops working. The exact same happens to Gimp (2.0) as well So, i'm thinking maybe a file is missing, so re-installed both Photoshop and Gimp yet the same issue is still there

but, when i re-installed photoshop, it worked fine, the next day it came back again

I've heard it might be ram issue, but ive got 4gb which is enough and has always been, I'll get around to running a ram health test tomorrow as i havnt enough time atm

another note that I scanned and found a trojan, which at first i presumed that was the casue and had deleted a file or two, but guess not

so, any help would be great as it is vital for my work in my design course
__________________

__________________
6950 flashed to 6970 Oc:880cpu 1300memory,2x2gb ddr3 1066,phenomII x4 955 3.2ghz,Tuniq hsf,750w psu,1tb f2 32mb 7200rpm,2tb f4 64mb 7200rpm,cyborg V7, cyborg V3, X-fi creative sounfblaster, Audiophile M-audio,Xclio-windtunnel,Tb7300 graphics tablet
madanchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
..m.0,0.m..
Site Team
 
iPwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,870
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

Unfortunately, I don't have an answer as to why Photoshop won't work. However, I too have experienced this same scenario where both Photoshop and Gimp would not install/run. My only resolution was when I reinstalled Windows
__________________

__________________
Me: You'd think as the dominant species we wouldn't be so effing stupid.
J: We're just intelligent enough to be completely effing stupid.
iPwn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 07:00 AM   #3
Daemon Poster
 
madanchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 529
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

dam, thanks for the reply anyway, i'll keep searching google for an answer and hopefully someone here has an answer
__________________
6950 flashed to 6970 Oc:880cpu 1300memory,2x2gb ddr3 1066,phenomII x4 955 3.2ghz,Tuniq hsf,750w psu,1tb f2 32mb 7200rpm,2tb f4 64mb 7200rpm,cyborg V7, cyborg V3, X-fi creative sounfblaster, Audiophile M-audio,Xclio-windtunnel,Tb7300 graphics tablet
madanchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
JCB
Daemon Poster
 
JCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,302
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

im guessing the registry has become corupt / confused. Try uninstalling photoshop again, Reboot your machine. Then go in to your registry and delete anything under Current_User\Software\Photoshop and Local_Machine\Software\Photoshop and try to install again
JCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
cboucher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,652
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

Quote:
Originally Posted by JCB View Post
im guessing the registry has become corupt / confused. Try uninstalling photoshop again, Reboot your machine. Then go in to your registry and delete anything under Current_User\Software\Photoshop and Local_Machine\Software\Photoshop and try to install again
In addition to that, try running CCleaner in registry mode before reinstalling Photoshop/GIMP.
__________________
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
cboucher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 08:43 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
madanchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 529
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

gimp still fails, but after the 4th re-installation of PS, it finally is working, must have been bad installations before :/ Well, ill soon know if it starts this issue again

thanks guys for the replies anyway
__________________
6950 flashed to 6970 Oc:880cpu 1300memory,2x2gb ddr3 1066,phenomII x4 955 3.2ghz,Tuniq hsf,750w psu,1tb f2 32mb 7200rpm,2tb f4 64mb 7200rpm,cyborg V7, cyborg V3, X-fi creative sounfblaster, Audiophile M-audio,Xclio-windtunnel,Tb7300 graphics tablet
madanchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #7
Daemon Poster
 
madanchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 529
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

aha! it yet again crashes and didnt work, sooo, I followed both JCB and cbouchers help, and now both Gimp and Photoshop are working Great thanks from me!

btw sorry for the double post but i wanted to highlight the issue being solved - merge them together if you'd like

edit: Now, its happened again, its like a broken record and now im sounding like one BUT, it stops working after a reset. So does anyone know whats causing it?
__________________
6950 flashed to 6970 Oc:880cpu 1300memory,2x2gb ddr3 1066,phenomII x4 955 3.2ghz,Tuniq hsf,750w psu,1tb f2 32mb 7200rpm,2tb f4 64mb 7200rpm,cyborg V7, cyborg V3, X-fi creative sounfblaster, Audiophile M-audio,Xclio-windtunnel,Tb7300 graphics tablet
madanchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2010, 04:51 PM   #8
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

It can't be Ram issue I run Photoshop CS5 and Sony vegas pro on 1.5 gigs of ram and a geforce 210.
Did you buy it or download it? Get a legit copy that can update.
Tarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 10:01 AM   #9
Daemon Poster
 
madanchi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 529
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

thanks but i do update it, although i havnt updated in the last 2 weeks, and this issue started only days ago. the thing is it isnt JUST photoshop, its also Gimp - which is free, just strange how it doesnt work after a reset
__________________
6950 flashed to 6970 Oc:880cpu 1300memory,2x2gb ddr3 1066,phenomII x4 955 3.2ghz,Tuniq hsf,750w psu,1tb f2 32mb 7200rpm,2tb f4 64mb 7200rpm,cyborg V7, cyborg V3, X-fi creative sounfblaster, Audiophile M-audio,Xclio-windtunnel,Tb7300 graphics tablet
madanchi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2010, 07:37 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
cboucher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,652
Default Re: photoshop has stopped working

Try relocating your page file to a drive other than the one PS/GIMP is installed in. I know Photoshop suggests that it not be installed on the same drive as your paging file during setup. Maybe this is the reasoning behind that?
__________________

__________________
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
cboucher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0