If Adobe Photoshop CS2 Freezes and You Cannot Terminate It Using the Task Manager

November 4, 2007 by
Filed under: Adobe Photoshop, How To 

Note: These steps may differ slightly depending on the OS you have installed.

  1. Disable Startup items and services.
  1. Quit all open applications.
  2. Go to the Windows Start menu and then click Run.
  3. Enter msconfig and then click the OK button
  4. Click the Services tab and remember all unselected items.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Choose Selective Startup.
  7. Uncheck the Load Startup Items option. But, make sure that the Process SYSTEM.INI File, the Process WIN.INI File, and the Load System Services options are checked.
  8. Go to the Services tab and then select the Hide All Microsoft Services option.
  9. Select Disable All button.
  10. Then, click the OK button.
  11. Restart Windows.
  12. If there are icon(s) that still appear on the Windows Notification Area, right-click these icons to close any startup applications that may still be active.

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