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Scratch disks are full error

When trying to crop a photo in Adobe Photoshop CS2 I the error "could not complete your request because the scratch disks are full." It seems that I never had this problem in the past, but now every time I try to crop a photo I get this error.

What does error mean? and how do I enable myself to crop photos again?

Try and keep your comments in lay man's terms. I'm no expert.
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nelsoncomputer,

Can you elaborate anymore on what I need to do if I am using just one drive? I've got a 200 GB hard drive with probably 6 GB free. How much space do I have to clear to get Photoshop to run smoothly?
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Don't forget to empty your trash too. One time this issue came up because a user didn't realize he had been steadily filling his trash can with emptying it...
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Thanks for your suggestions guys. I won't have a chance to test these ideas until sometime this weekend. If it all works out I will award points then. Keep up the good work!
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One last thing, I would delete the temporary files, and empty the recycle bin BEFORE you defrag. Otherwise when you delete the temp files, there will be 'holes' where the files where. Better to delete first, and then defrag to get the most coniguous drive space.
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Alright experts, I emptied my Recycle Bin, deleted as many temporary files as I could, and defragged my C drive.

I am still getting the same error when I try to crop a photo. I've got 39 GB of free space on my C drive now.

My C drive is set as my first scratch disks in my Photoshop preferences.

This is turning into more of a problem than I thought it would be. I'll up the points!

Any other ideas?
I would try a resinstall of photoshop. With the steps you have taken, it sounds more and more like a photoshop problem. Sorry to hear the first suggestions did not work.
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Borrowed from Photoshop
on the little triangle at bottom of the frame, use the efficiency settings
to see how PS is using your system resources, if it looks low, get another
Hard Drive and/or more memory. Can you use fewer layers? Purge clipboard?
history? to save a little resources.

Are you working on a larger image than usual? more layers?
 Did you put in inches instead of px to the crop dialog?
 That happened one time by accident  and it crashed.
 350 inches x 500 inches was put for the crop size instead of pixels  

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Thanks experts, I'll see if I can take a look into those suggestions when I return home from work this evening.
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Well, I've finally got it working. I'm not exactly sure who's suggestions was the one that got me going. I did not reinstall, but I tried all the other suggestions. I think Merete may have been right regarding the inches/pixels. Silly me. Thanks for all your help!
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awsome cheers :)
Merete: Great observation, I have seen that before, and students do that at least a couple times a semester,  but it didn't right the rusty bell in my head. Masmus, glad its running okay now.
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thanks :D
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