Photoshop CS2 malfunction Win7 64-bit

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Usenet Account, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Very odd issues as of late with CS2, it's been working fine on this PC
    for a couple years. As of this week I can't use the windows file manager
    to "drag-n-drop" into PS CS2. I can drop files into other folders, and
    other applications. Just CS2 has become flaky, with a disabled
    drag-and-drop. When I try I get the circle with diagonal slash. Other
    Adobe apps are working fine.

    I have deleted the prefs file, I have reinstalled from the original CD.
    I have tired system restore. I can open the files using the open file
    menu, but that's a bit of a drag.
     
    Usenet Account, Jun 28, 2013
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    philo  Guest


    Not too long ago I had updated my wife's Win7_64bit machine and it broke
    Photoshop CS-6

    I uninstalled KB2799926 and after a reboot, all was fine.

    I then deselected that update to make sure it would not be installed again
     
    philo , Jun 28, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    I have that update, have not not seen any issues, with CS6. I wonder if
    there is another cause of the conflict.
     
    PeterN, Jun 28, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Jun 29, 2013
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    philo  Guest


    I am sure different people will have different results but in general,
    if I have a problem with something I try do undo the most recent changes.

    On my wife's previous machine, there were a few updates that broke her
    Wacom Tablet drivers...but Wacom (each time) had new drivers which fixed
    the problem so I did not have to roll back any Windows updates.
     
    philo , Jun 29, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    That may have something to do with different versions of the OS being
    modified by different OEM vendors.
     
    PeterN, Jun 29, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Very odd issues as of late with CS2, it's been working fine on this PC
    : for a couple years. As of this week I can't use the windows file manager
    : to "drag-n-drop" into PS CS2. I can drop files into other folders, and
    : other applications. Just CS2 has become flaky, with a disabled
    : drag-and-drop. When I try I get the circle with diagonal slash. Other
    : Adobe apps are working fine.
    :
    : I have deleted the prefs file, I have reinstalled from the original CD.
    : I have tired system restore. I can open the files using the open file
    : menu, but that's a bit of a drag.

    CS2 must be pretty old. Older versions of lots of programs could have issues
    with 64-bit Windows 7. Has it been running under that OS for the whole two
    years, or was it a recent upgrade?

    As a last resort, you could install a virtual XP machine on your PC and see if
    CS2 will run under that. That PC had better have a lot of memory, though.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jun 29, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    cs2 is 8 years old and definitely not qualified to run on win7.
    that might work, but not a good idea.
     
    Guest, Jun 29, 2013
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  9. Odd it was running fine until recently, I notice a couple other apps
    aren't D&D either, that seems to point to some MS Hotfix..
     
    Usenet Account, Jul 3, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 29/06/2013 12:15 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:17:39 -0400, Usenet Account <>
    : > wrote:
    : > : Very odd issues as of late with CS2, it's been working fine on this PC
    : > : for a couple years. As of this week I can't use the windows file manager
    : > : to "drag-n-drop" into PS CS2. I can drop files into other folders, and
    : > : other applications. Just CS2 has become flaky, with a disabled
    : > : drag-and-drop. When I try I get the circle with diagonal slash. Other
    : > : Adobe apps are working fine.
    : > :
    : > : I have deleted the prefs file, I have reinstalled from the original CD.
    : > : I have tired system restore. I can open the files using the open file
    : > : menu, but that's a bit of a drag.
    : >
    : > CS2 must be pretty old. Older versions of lots of programs could have issues
    : > with 64-bit Windows 7. Has it been running under that OS for the whole two
    : > years, or was it a recent upgrade?
    : >
    : > As a last resort, you could install a virtual XP machine on your PC and see if
    : > CS2 will run under that. That PC had better have a lot of memory, though.
    : >
    : > Bob
    : >
    :
    : Odd it was running fine until recently, I notice a couple other apps
    : aren't D&D either, that seems to point to some MS Hotfix..

    Is your computer short of memory? By their nature, fixes tend to make the OS
    occupy more memory, not less. Conceivably a recent fix could have put you over
    the edge. Many (most?) Windows applications don't tolerate swapping well.
    (Unix users, back when there were more of them, used to gloat about that.) If
    you plan to keep the computer for a while, and have room for more memory, you
    could try adding another GB or two.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 4, 2013
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  11. Good idea, I'll do some house cleaning. I really should dump all my
    image files to a backup drive.
     
    Usenet Account, Jul 4, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 04/07/2013 8:10 AM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:59:47 -0400, Usenet Account <>
    : > wrote:
    : > : On 29/06/2013 12:15 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
    : > : > On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:17:39 -0400, Usenet Account <>
    : > : > wrote:
    : > : > : Very odd issues as of late with CS2, it's been working fine on this PC
    : > : > : for a couple years. As of this week I can't use the windows file manager
    : > : > : to "drag-n-drop" into PS CS2. I can drop files into other folders, and
    : > : > : other applications. Just CS2 has become flaky, with a disabled
    : > : > : drag-and-drop. When I try I get the circle with diagonal slash. Other
    : > : > : Adobe apps are working fine.
    : > : > :
    : > : > : I have deleted the prefs file, I have reinstalled from the original CD.
    : > : > : I have tired system restore. I can open the files using the open file
    : > : > : menu, but that's a bit of a drag.
    : > : >
    : > : > CS2 must be pretty old. Older versions of lots of programs could have issues
    : > : > with 64-bit Windows 7. Has it been running under that OS for the whole two
    : > : > years, or was it a recent upgrade?
    : > : >
    : > : > As a last resort, you could install a virtual XP machine on your PC and see if
    : > : > CS2 will run under that. That PC had better have a lot of memory, though.
    : > : >
    : > : > Bob
    : > : >
    : > :
    : > : Odd it was running fine until recently, I notice a couple other apps
    : > : aren't D&D either, that seems to point to some MS Hotfix..
    : >
    : > Is your computer short of memory? By their nature, fixes tend to make the OS
    : > occupy more memory, not less. Conceivably a recent fix could have put you over
    : > the edge. Many (most?) Windows applications don't tolerate swapping well.
    : > (Unix users, back when there were more of them, used to gloat about that.) If
    : > you plan to keep the computer for a while, and have room for more memory, you
    : > could try adding another GB or two.
    : >
    : > Bob
    : >
    :
    : Good idea, I'll do some house cleaning. I really should dump all my
    : image files to a backup drive.

    I'm talking computer memory, not disk storage. If you run out of disk space,
    you're likely to know it. That does remind me, though, that if you're short
    enough of memory to bring on swapping, you may then have to worry about
    whether you have enough swap space allocated on your disk. If you don't, it
    should tell you eventually, but the resulting failure won't be graceful.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 5, 2013
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  13. Possibly.

    So do a search for that error type in Google and ask Microsoft
    and their knowledge base.

    I understand Photoshop is open and the windows
    exploder^Wexplorer is open and you drag an image into the
    photoshop window and release the mouse button then --- you're
    not double-clicking the image?

    Linux users still gloat. (You bought all that expensive RAM,
    and Windows helps you by not using the part not currently
    needed by programs and system to the fullest, e.g. to cache
    what was recently read from the HDDs?


    If there was too little RAM, photoshop would be slow or
    wouldn't even start, so probably not (though having enough
    RAM is always a good idea).

    IIRC Photoshop handles it's own swapping (wonder why!) and
    I have heard it can help to put that swap on a different
    spindle (disk) than the images and program and Windows live
    on. But that shouldn't matter with drag'n'drop, only with
    speed.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Jul 10, 2013
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    Guest Guest

    putting photoshop's swap on a different disk can help in extreme
    situations (i.e., *really* huge files). it's not going to make a
    difference for the typical user. it's no different than putting the
    operating system's swap on a different drive.

    as for why photoshop does its own swap, it's because it can do a *much*
    better job than the operating system can because photoshop knows what
    parts of the image are needed and when, whereas the operating system
    can only guess and will almost always guess wrong. the difference is
    significant.
     
    Guest, Jul 11, 2013
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