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Photoshop 7.0 fails to load

When i open Photoshop, it starts initializing and the hour glass icon appears. But then the program just disappears and never loads.  Help!

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Re: Photoshop 7.0 fails to load

You may need to uninstall photoshop and reinstall it. This should solve the problem.

Large number of registry entires are created during a program installation. A corruption to any of this will result in the above stated problem.

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Second solutions are showed as knowledge bases about Adobe Photoshop

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·Open "My Computer." In Windows XP, the icon is on the desktop. In Windows Vista or Windows 7, you must access this via the "Computer" option in the Start menu.
·Double-click the "C" drive, followed by the "Windows" folder inside. Locate the temporary Photoshop folder, which will look similar to this: "Photoshop Temp6382948398." Double-click the folder when you find it.
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· Click "Save As" in the "File" portion of the main menu bar. Save it in a different location and under a different name

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Photoshop Elements 6 won't open in Windows 7.

chek for compatability with windows 7.or you could try installing under administrators rights.that might do it failing these you could have a corrupted program try re-installing the whole program.

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You are using old version of Photoshop elements. This is a reason Windows 7 having compatibility issue. To change compatibility settings manually for a program, right-click the icon for the program, click Properties, and then click the Compatibility tab.

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Jun 19, 2010 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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Can't open Photoshop 7

try cleaning the registry by using registry cleaners. if that doesn't work try reinstalling your photoshop to fix the errors.

Jan 13, 2010 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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Installed photoshop 7 on my laptop and everytime I start the program and click on editor, it tells me the program will automatically shut down. Is there a fix for this problem?

The error telling you that Photoshop 'will automatically shut down' is a waterd-down way of telling you there was a critical error and that it was not able to open. There appears to be a corruption in your Photoshop installation.

I would recomend uninstalling Photoshop 7 and then re-installing it again as follows:

- Click Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs (or 'Programs' in Vista or Win7)
- Locate Adobe Photoshop 7 and click on it and select Uninstall.
- When it has completed, restart your PC.
- Once restarted, re-install Photoshop 7 via the CD/DVD.

Hope this helps,

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I have disinstalled Photoshop 7.0 and do not manage to re-install it using the original CD Rom. My Vaio is running Windows XP. When I click on 'install photoshop 7.0', the setup windows disappear and...

Bring up "My Computer" with disc loaded does it show on the menu window?

If it does, click on Photo 7 Menu look for "Setup" icon should run.

Rem you may only have purchsed one prog, need to contact supplier? usually very helpful!

Nov 03, 2009 | Adobe Acrobat 7.0 for PC

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I'm using photoshop 7. when I go to "save" or "save as" the program just closes, vanishes,disappears. what do I do?

Hi there,
Have you try to reinstall the software ??
You do it in this way :
Go to Control Panel- add and remove programs- photoshop 7 and choose uninstall, reboot the computer and reinstall the software

Hope that helps
IF NOT then try to return here
Have a nice day

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Oct 30, 2009 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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Photoshop 7 won't open

Hi there heepslaven,

Quite a dilemma. You need to be in Photoshop to adjust the memory preference settings. The memory preference settings prevent you from getting into Photoshop. Catch-22.

The solution: Change the settings through the .ini file.

Important: If you have questions or need clarification at any point, stop and ask. You are my eyes, I want you to understand the process. OK?

Just to clarify a few things (to rule out other possibilities), please respond with the answers to the following:
  • This just started happening? (No recent changes or upgrades to 7.0?)
  • What is the size of your hard drive? (Right click the drive icon in My Computer and select Properties. It will show a pie chart. I'm looking for Capacity)
  • Same place, What is the available space?
  • Any other recent events that might have something to do with memory usage or disk utilization? (even remotely possible)
  • Ram - How many megabytes (Giga?)
  • Are you comfortable navigating with Windows Explorer?
OK, The objective:
  • Find the initialize file (.ini) that Photoshop uses to save its settings (general preferences, memory, file locations, etc.).
  • Once found, change the default settings, specifically those involving memory usage, errors and so on.
  • This should allow the application to complete its initialization.
  • The changes: Either you can do it with notepad or you can copy and paste it into a comment back to me. Then I make the changes which you put back into the file. Which ever, I prefer to see the whole file, in case something else catches my eye. Don't worry, it's pretty short.
Sound good?

Get back to me with the answers and we can begin.


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unistall and reinstall again.Because its not installed properly.


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