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Starting Adobe Photoshop Elements, the Editor returns
the error message "Unable to continue because of hardware or system
error. Sorry, but this error is unrecoverable," and the Organizer
returns the error message "Interface not found."
Solution: Enable the Event log service.
1. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click Administrative Tools, then Services.
3. Right-click Event Log and select Start. Note: The Event Log can only be
disabled in the Microsoft System Configuration utility (msconfig) under
the Services tab, but should never be turned off. Background information
The error messages "hardware or system error..." or
"interface not found" when you start either the Editor or Organizer
indicate a system level problem. These messages display if Event Log is
disabled. The Event Log is a Microsoft service that should never be
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I had a similar experience a while back. Photoshop worked fine for a couple years and then suddenly the same error appeared. Apparently I had purchased a "trial" software cd. Have you checked on adobe.com with your registration number to see if it's a good, clean, unregistered, etc copy?