Solved

photoshop 3.0 & win 2k ?

Posted on 2001-09-16
4
215 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I recently built a new computer running Windows 2000 Pro, and decided to install Photoshop 3.0 on it. I know, I should just get Version 6, but this is what I have for another month or two. Anyway, when I start Photoshop, I get an error dialog which says that it couldn't initialize the application because the scratch disk is full. It then politely suggests I free up some disk space. When I click the OK, the app dies. I have one drive, w/ nearly 30 gig available on it. I've looked through the registry for anything defining a path to scratch space, but I can't find anything. I've deleted the program (there's no entry in Add/Remove list) and reinstalled it.

Any suggestions how to get this to fire up?
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:frenomulax
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:forkbeard
ID: 6486618
What does it have listed as the scratch disk in PS under Edit:Preferences:Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks.

By default it should be "startup" for your HD but if you have multiple hard drives or partitions you could select a scratch disk 1, scratch disk 2, etc.

As a test select the dropdown tab for "First" scratch disk and set it to your HD. Hit "OK" then quit PS and then reopen it. See if anything different happened.

I (much like alot of people here in the PS forum) am not a PC user so I cant be of much help troubleshooting your system. Unless it is some weird incompatibility issue in Photoshop because you are using such an old version on a new system I think jumping over to a PC specific forum would get you better results.

That or go out and get a Mac.

forkbeard
0
 

Author Comment

by:frenomulax
ID: 6486627
"What does it have listed as the scratch disk in PS under Edit:Preferences:Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks"


The problem is I cannot get that far into the app to check it out. It shouldn't be a problem though, as there is only 1 drive. It may simlpy be that the version is incompatible, but generally win2k can run older apps.The problem may be w/ the one huge partition, I believe BIOS and software from that time couldn't recognize more than 6 or 8 gigs.

I'd love a nice new Mac w/ OS X on it, not instead of Win, but in addition to, but it's just not an option right now. A nice little network w/ a few win2k, Linux, and OS X machines would suit me fine...
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
webwoman earned 50 total points
ID: 6488836
Photoshop *3*? It may not even work in Win2K. It's an old, old, OLD version.

Upgrade, and you'll have no problems. If you don't want to put out for the upgrade, you can get PaintShop Pro (which will do almost as much) for $99US (or thereabouts)
0
 

Author Comment

by:frenomulax
ID: 6515164
adobe says no go, but the upgrade can be made from ver 3 to 6...
doing it.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Youtube.com 3 160
Images for a Website that have different components 3 154
Url for adobe cloud 13 163
Website Monitoring Tools 3 54
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
Before we dive into the marketing strategies involved with creating an effective homepage, it’s crucial that EE members know what a homepage is. In essence, a homepage is the introductory, or default page, of a website that typically highlights the …
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to increase their history states in Photoshop To undo more than one history state, use Ctrl + Alt + Z, not just Ctrl + Z: View the History window by going to Window > History: The default number of history sta…
Make a selection using the pen tool to trace the selection. Then alter the color of the selection by using the color balance option in Adobe Photoshop.

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question