Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:24 AM
Here is my two cents...
If you shut off everything but adobe services/startup items, you can verify if it is a system driver or if it is the software itself. I am assuming that when you use your Adobe programs that you are using nothing more than a standard mouse and keyboard (as opposed to a Wacom pad of some type). If you wish, try this:
-Go to Start->Run and type 'msconfig'. Go to the 'Services' tab, check the box at the bottom that says 'Hide all Microsoft services', and then click the button that says 'Disable all'. Through these services, recheck anything that has the 'Adobe' name on it. I am not sure if CS2 had services or not, but it may. If it does, failure to recheck these services may result in a non-working program.
-Next, go to the 'Startup' tab and note everything that is checked--unless you have been in here before, every item will probably be checked. Click the button that says 'Disable all'. As with the previous step, recheck anything that has to do with Adobe.
-Click 'Apply' then click 'Close'. Restart your computer (it will prompt) and try to do what you would normally do with your Adobe product. Afterwards, try to recreate the shutdown problem. If it still hangs, the problem is either a system driver issue (like dc3 stated) or an issue with the Adobe software.
If it is an error with the software, perhaps search for updates for it. If this was a known problem before, it may be fixed in recent updates.
To return your computer to where it was before you started, start 'msconfig' again, re-enable all services and all startup items in their respective tabs.