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Just won't work anymore!

So I've had my Photo Explosion Deluxe software for three years now and I've never had any problems with it. About two months ago it just stopped working. It's installed on my computer and I've even un-installed and reinstalled it many times. The computer recognizes that it is an added program but every time I try to load it, nothing ever comes up. I'm getting quite frustrated. I've done everything that the website has told me to do. The only other thing I have left to do is call support but I just don't have the time to wait hours for a person to pick up the phone. Please help.

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  • lpn4sure Jan 07, 2008

    I have used photo explosion deluxe for two years and now it wont open. I have spent the past week uninstalling and reinstalling it and it still wont work. Help please

  • lilstoj19 Jan 27, 2008

    I am having the exact problem? It worked fine for the last roughly 2 years and I wanted to use it during the holidays and no matter what I do it hangs up trying to load and finally says "not responding"? I can't even open it long enough to get into the help screens.

  • macwill Mar 04, 2008

    I am having the same problem everyone else is having lets start a list demanding them to fix the problem or give us a photo explosion deluxe program that has the same exclusive features that makes photo explosion deluxe the complete digital photo studio it says it is!

  • carrotlady Apr 09, 2008


  • usboth May 08, 2008

    will not open

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    It seems to have just disappeared one day! All the shortcuts and links to it are there but nothing happens when I try to open it. Unistalling/reinstalling isn't helping!!

  • suezq13 Sep 14, 2008

    Photo Explosion won't open. Was fine for a long time and now won't open no matter what I do. Unistalling and reinstalling doesn't help. I've tried that 3 times.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    Worked for a few years. Just stopped working. I've installed and reinstalled with no luck. Computer says its loaded, but won't open.

  • bev_gould Oct 26, 2008

    I've had photo explosion deluxe now for awhile. It worked fine until a couple of months ago. Installs fine but won't open.

  • bev_gould Oct 30, 2008

    My photo explosion just stopped working. Have had it for awhile now.



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I had the same problem, and a friend said photo explosion was conflicting with internet explorer 6. I uninstalled internet explorer version 6, and that worked for about 3 months. Now, the program won't run again. But, I did just install firefox, so maybe that's it.....

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