Re: CS3 continually locks up
- From: "Malcolm Smith" <malcolms@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 21:27:14 GMT
I had a problem a few versions ago (CS I thinl) where photoshop ran
extremely slowly and I believe that at the time there was a problem with the
amount of swap and scratch space on my disk and lowish ram allocation on XP.
the system would seem to stop and if I clicked on anything the menus went
gray (as it was still completing a task) but if I waited long enough the
task finished and the menus came alive again. From what you say this
doesn't seem likely in yoyr case. I fixed my problem by spreading the disk
accessing over three disks and allocating more ram.
I could imagine that saving could get very slow if there were insufficient
ram working space combined with lack of disk space but eventually it would
complete the task hence my suggestion to wait 15 min to see what happens.
In your case do the disk activity lights show activity when the problem
occurs ( or if no lights can you feel accessing vibrations or even disk
when you talk about your user profile what do you mean - is it photoshop
Are thjere any hardware components used between both systems? for example
do you use the same keyboard or mouse on both systems?
With network problems too Nortons could be a suspect - on my two new Vista
machines I have nortons 360 installed without a problem - they were
installed by the machine supplier so I don't have any knowledge of what
could have gone wrong at installation (ie installation choices but it would
have had to be done at installation on both of your machines).
don't know if any of this rambling helps - Malcolm
The strange thing about your problem is that it is hapening on both machines
with different OS's!
"JimmyG" <jimmypotts@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Thanks for the reply, Malcolm:
I had been running CS3, CS2, etc for quite a while before all this
started, & with no real problems.
My user profile is undoubtedly becoming corrupted somehow, as creating a
new one seems to be the only fix.
I have a significant allocation to thee scratch disk (Can't check right
now as it's locked up again & I'm trying your other suggestion to leave it
alone for a while). Over 50% of RAM was allocated to CS3. My h/do is a
35gb with about 250gb open space.
I have the same problem if I am have no other open programs. However
Norton 360 (Probably involved in this somehow) is running in the
This has happened on two different machines now, each with different OS.
I have 2 h/do's, a 250gb for my OS, & a second 250gb hd where my photos
reside. I run Norton 360 for virus, Outlook for mail and MSIE 7 for
internet. This was on both machines on which my problems arose.
NOW I'm getting networking problems & internet connection problems in
which I have to disable & enable stuff before Vista somehow miraculously
fixes it all.
This is really depressing.
My wife thinks I should sell it all & switch to Apple.
I'm tempted, but refuse to take the $$$$ hit.
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