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Photoshop refuses to start unless I restart the computer

New Here ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Is anyone else having this issue?  I recently updated to the latest version of Photoshop, 21.2.0, and after updating, Photoshop will open only once, then refuses to open again until I reboot the computer. Attempting to start Photoshop after I have used it once yields no error of any kind, I simply get a busy cursor for about 5 seconds, and nothing.

Previous versions of Photoshop have caused me no issues at all.  I have tried everything I know of to resolve the issue including uninstalling and reinstalling Photoshop, making sure to delete registry entries as well as related files, and folders on the computer prior to reinstalling, running the application as an administrator and running the compatibility troubleshooter, all to no avail. 

I have included a screenshot of my computer configuration.  Any assistance you folks offer would be greatly appreciated.  It's very annoying to have to restart the PC to run Photoshop.

Thanks
Randall

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2020 Nov 20, 2020

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I have the same problem. I use Photoshop daily and I need to restart the computer every time I need to launch the program. Never had that issue before. Adobe you really need to fix this because it's a brand new laptop I have and you are forcing me to do way too many restarts. 

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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I am having the same issue. This is extremely frustrating. Is there a solution that anyone has come up with?

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Community Expert ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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Instead of rebooting the computer, just kill Photoshop in Task Manager.

I've had this happen in some versions of Premiere Pro.  After a while it just stopped happening and it went back to normal without me doing anything.

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2020 Nov 23, 2020

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But it doesn't even start. Like you click to open the program and nothing
happens. At all.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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Create a new shortcut on the desktop and use that one.

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New Here ,
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 12, 2022

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It's Dec 2023, and they still haven't fixed the problem.

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2023 Feb 01, 2023

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I can't do ANYTHING with photoshop.  I have to restart every time.  I can't even save a pdf without it crashing and having to restart.  Also on a brand new laptop.  This adobe cloud creative suite is THE MOST PROBLEMATIC, NONFUNCTIONAL platform I have ever seen.  There is no such thing as productivity.  Do better Adobe.  

 

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