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That's the message I get after a fresh install (I've uninstalled and reinstalled once already) of the Tryout edition of 7.0.1. It appears to load all the components fine... this happens immediately after the splash screen disappears. It's not a very useful error message! Any ideas? continued...

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    Default "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    That's the message I get after a fresh install (I've uninstalled and reinstalled once already) of the Tryout edition of 7.0.1. It appears to load all the components fine... this happens immediately after the splash screen disappears.

    It's not a very useful error message! Any ideas?
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    But it's the first time I've ever (attempted) to use any version of Photoshop. I will do as you say, but can't think how the preferences could be causing the problem.
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    If it helps, it happens just after the 'measuring memory' bit. I have 1gb of RAM, so I'm not thinking that that's the problem.
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    I've done a search for the exact error message, but no other solutions other than the ones you guys have suggested.

    I'm off to install the Adobe printer driver. Will report back!
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    Chris: Maybe you have a corrupt download of the trial edition. Possible, but the problem is a new download will not install.
    ID. Awe Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    Why will a new download not install?
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    Why will a new download not install?
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    So it's installing just not running? Did you get the postscript driver and install it as windows default? Did you reboot after that and before trying to run photoshop? Have you ever run the tryout successfully? (Even once?)
    dave milbut Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    what os again?

    see this doc about location of prefrences files. go to the location and see if the prefs file exists. if it does, delete it and try to start ps again. it'll be rebuilt.

    <http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/6712.htm>
    dave milbut Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    Windows XP Professional, updated to the gills. I have already tried deleting the preferences file. No dice.
    Chris M Law Guest

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    Default Re: "Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error."

    OK, it works fine on everyone else's profile on this machine. I'm an administrator, in fact, I'm the main man on this computer. Help!
    Chris M Law Guest

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