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David Ellis

How do you unfreeze photoshop 7? The program is frozen while Im in the middle of work.

B

Thanks guys the ctl+atl+shift thing worked for me :)

Soadria

error 113,

why? :/
what can I do?

Llewellyn

I have Photoshop 7 and it was working fine on my vintage 2002 windows XP computer, though I was getting tired of a slowish 2.5GHz four year old system. (Ha! Planned obsolescence. What a crazy society.) I plunked down big bucks for a fancy new computer: quad-core Xeon, 3.2 GHz, 1.5 TB HDD, 4 GB RAM. I installed the Photoshop 7 (couldn't wait to see how fast it would do a crazy filter). But it was UNUSABLE! Same problems as many of you describe. Many googlings, experiments, reinstalls, reconfigs and restarts later, I have it sort of working now, so here’s what I recommend.

Symptom:
• PS starts up then shuts down, possibly with a “scratch disks full” error. If you are lucky, this is a misconfigured or corrupted Settings file. Try the following possible solution.
• Or, PS starts okay, you edit some photo then go to save a JPEG, and it just hangs, with most of the menus grayed out, no way to even exit. You have to kill it from the Task Manager (and lose your work)! [Note that if you had worked in PSD format, you would both maintain image quality and have a chance to save it!] This is likely a corrupted Settings file, with the JPEG settings dialog box located off screen. The following solution definitely fixes that.

Possible Solution:
Initializing the configuration “preferences” may get you past these problems. To permanently delete all preferences files (any of your customized settings will be gone, so you might want to copy the files in “C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\7.0\Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings” to a backup folder -- unless it never got off the ground at all):
1. Exit from Photoshop.
2. Start Photoshop, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift while Photoshop starts. Click Yes to the popup: “Delete the Adobe Photoshop settings file?”
3. Start again, edit something, see if you can save the JPEG.

Symptoms:
• At startup, there is a warning about scratch disk being on the startup disk (this is kind of stupid when you basically have one disk, maybe two partitions, in a brand new system and a fresh application install).
• And/or there's a “scratch disks full” error and it exits.
• And/or you do get it started and edit but when you try to save, it says “Could not save as ‘C;\...’ because disk full”. This, despite the fact you have a brand new computer with a virtually empty 1.5 TB drive. Aaargh!
I assume it is something about the 2007 XP install and perhaps stricter default permissions, or maybe the RAID0 setup, though I have dug through the volume and user settings, practically setting it so Everyone can do Everything Everywhere, but it seems to make no difference.

My Solution:
1. Open PS on my OLD computer, where it worked. Under Edit | Preferences | Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks, set First Scratch Disk to a big EXTERNAL USB drive I have (which happens to show up as L: since I have a bunch of CD and media drives connected). Set Second, Third, and Fourth Scratch Disks to None. This is dumb, but it will work.
2. Exit from PS.
3. Copy the preference files (most importantly “Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Prefs.psp”) from the old computer to the new computer. Likely location in both places is: “C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\7.0\ Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Settings”
4. Move the big EXTERNAL USB drive from the old computer to the new computer and make sure it shows up as Drive L: (or whatever you set the scratch disk to on the old machine).
5. Start up PS.
6. Move your image file work folder to L: (or whatever). Drag a file in, edit it, save to the same folder. Did it work? It does for me.

This solution is lame, but it finally got me working on my new machine. Yes, it is slower accessing the USB drive but I said it was lame. When I get the computer vendor to straighten things out, I’ll post an update.

bishwo

I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help"

i got that same problem too. I try to uninstall PS 7 and it does the same thing. I also tried to install PS CS and it does the same. HELP

lalit

I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help

Duane

Posted by: Andy | 2006.07.07 at 18:25

"I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help"

i got that same problem too. I try to uninstall PS 7 and it does the same thing. I also tried to install PS CS and it does the same. HELP!!!!!!

This is driving me crazy!!!! Helpppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pearl

"I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help"

i'm having the same problem ..

Meg

What does this mean? I can't open my raw pictures on Photoshop CS. It says the file does not have XMP or any other way to store metadata!!!

Meg

What does this mean? I can't open my raw pictures on Photoshop CS. It says the file does not have XMP or any other way to store metadata!!!

Andy

Im running photoshop 7 on my mac and im having trouble opening it......Need help! Thanks

Hondurican

"I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help"

i got that same problem too. I try to uninstall PS 7 and it does the same thing. I also tried to install PS CS and it does the same. HELP!!!!!!

Cisco

I am trying to save a file and I get, cannot save because of a disk error. Any ideas?

Darrin

I suddenly cannot use the sav as option regardless of format ie psd or jpg. Any takers? All other features work properly.

Mick

I have photoshop 7. It opens up and then closes down automatically before i get a chance to do anything.. can ne1 help

Dennis Creighton

In regards to the disk error problems many experience using Photoshop 7 and CS I think that the problem is with Photoshop. I have been using Photoshop for years on several different systems and regularly encounter these issues. In my opinion Photoshop911 is covering for an Adobe developement error or lack the info to solve what many are facing.

Cheers,

Dennis

Ryan Brown

Help! When installing Photoshop 5.5 I get Error -133. Then the installation closes. What do i do?????

Mark Wilson

I am getting a 'the parameter is incorrect' error message everytime I try to run Photoshop 7.
Can anyone help??

JET

I used to have Photoshop 7 and edited files under it. However, when I changed over to CS, I get that "Invalid Text Error" and it won't let me open any of my files at all. Is there a fix or a recovery prog that could repair the broken psds?

Jonna

(Shakyba had this same problem, not sure if they are on a mac, though)

On my Mac, i ma using Photoshop CS. I attempted to save something that i have been working on for a few hours now, and it is saying it can't save because of a "Disk Error". The program opened fine, and it's been working perfectly. Please help!

-Jonna

Paco

I've got a bit of a situation.
My photoshop (CS) has been working just fine for quite some time, until now where error messages begin to pop-up at the loading screen.
The messages consist of only things like "Could not load default contours because the file could not be found". Then the program closes.

Maybe I'm just not thinking all that well right now, but I can't figure out what kind of files I need and where they would go.

The files the program said were missing were: Default Contours, Default styles, default custom shapes, and default tool presets.

trexmatt

I just downloaded the trial version of Photoshop 6 and when I try and install it it says
ComponentMoveData had the following error
Media Name: Data
Component:
Filegroup:
File: C:\windows\temp\~wzs0b21.tmp\data1.hdr
Error Number: -113 (refer to online help).
Can anyone help?

andro

cant save because the file is already in use or left open...

Jomy John

hi,

Everything's been fine, until today morning when photoshop really started acting weird. All kinds of runtime errors, unable to open as disk is full. Can somebody help me please, as i have a deadline coming up.
thanks
jomy
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PS911: Your scratch disk is full or fragmented. Free up some space on your hard drive and run a de-frag program. Rule of thumb is 2.5 times the size of the largest file you'll ever work on.

The pros keep a disk partition or even a fast external hard drive for their scratch disk, and keep it empty and defragmented.

Shakyba

am having trouble saving files on a network Drive, i get "disk is full" and i know its not. The thing is that i can save it to my desktop and then copy over to the network drive, i have Adobe Photoshop 7.0

PS 911 says: RULE OF THUMB:

NEVER "SAVE" to a network drive. ALWAYS save locally then copy to the network drive. Speed differences in drives, gateways and port negotiations all spell doom for your Photoshop or Illustrator files. In a classroom of 22 desktop stations we've seen nearly 100% failure rate in attempting to save across the network from directly within Photoshop.

ALWAYS save locally then copy to the network drive.

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