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    Photoshop CS not starting


    After installing Photoshop CS on my laptop (PIII 866Mhz, 256Mb) it won't start. Error message is "Memory could not be allocated for the activation process. Please close all applications and try again". Adobe list the minimum spec as PIII and 128Mb.

    Any ideas please?

    Dave
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    There might be too many programs loaded in your taskbar, try removing those you really don't need
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    However it's a brand new WinXP install and I'm not too happy about my system resources being gobbled up with useless programs such as messengers and other programs etc. My system is only using 130Mb according to Task Manager and the available memory is well over 1Gb (cache memory included).

    PhotoshopCS still refuses to start!

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    I actually spoke to a guy who this was happening to a while back. In the end I think he contacted Adobe who sent him a download patch link.

    They also reccommended to make sure that the partition was quite large - do you have your HDD split into smaller partitions?

    Hope this helps
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    The HD is partitioned into a single 20Gb drive (over half free). I'll try Adobe's web site, thanks for the information!

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    Same Problem......


    Just curious if you fixed the problem? Did the Adobe website have the answer?
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    Me Too


    I, also am getting the unable to allocate memory error but only when starting CS from an O/S other than the one that contains the original CS install. It works perfectly on the original O/S.This leads me to believe that perhaps upon install of CS, there may be a file that is written to the windows/system or system32 folders that is activated to allocate memory when the program starts?
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    For your information this problem has not been resolved.

    I have removed it from the PC in question and intend to install to another PC (not got round to it yet).

    Dave
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    Well, my PC has died from a virus attack and after reinstalling the OS I'm back in exactly the same boat - Photoshop CS giving the error "Memory could not be allocated for the activation process. Please close all applications and try again" error.

    I sorted it last time but I'm bugg3red if I can remember what I did!!!!
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    I had the same problem... I removed it COMPLTELY from my machine and re-installed/activated.

    It works perfectly now
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    This thread was first on google so I will share a little secret.
    Don't remove the option of Adobe CS from the add/remove programs manager, if you do this error comes up. Try restoring it back with whatever software you cleaned up the registry with.

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