Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:17 PM
Try a few of the following:
do a wild card search for any photoshop temp files and delete them (search for " *~pst " without the spaces or quotes)
defrag the hard drive
free up space on the C: drive by deleting files/folders no longer used and uninstalling programs that aren't used
up the amount of RAM used to 85%
close down any programs running in the background that aren't needed (specially AOL or any instant messenger type programs)
ensure that nothing is "auto updating" in the background like anti virus or any other installed programs
Most typically when the scratch disk is full, it means that the computer itself has sucked up all of the ram and can't continue or will continue super slow. At this point, restarting the computer should free up some ram.
You could also hold down ctrl+alt+shift when starting photoshop which should allow you to dump all temp settings etc. etc. which may help.
More often then not frequent crashes and PS errors are caused by a poorly maintained computer (no insult intended!)
Hope this helps a bit.
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