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Error Message: Unable to Continue Because of Hardware or System Error in Adobe Photoshop CS2

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  1. Remove the Photoshop settings file. Open Photoshop CS2 while pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift on your keyboard. Click Yes when the message Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file? is displayed.
  2. Reset your computer’s clock. Right-click the lower right hand corner of the Windows taskbar and choose Adjust Date/Time. Ensure that it is showing the correct time and date.
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23 Comments to “Error Message: Unable to Continue Because of Hardware or System Error in Adobe Photoshop CS2”

  1. sas says:

    don’t help!

  2. mombSnamma says:

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  3. Jibesh Patra says:

    Amazing it works !!
    Thanks a lot !!

  4. Babs says:

    THANK YOU! It works!

  5. ramato says:

    thank works..amazing..

  6. mahdi says:

    Mmmmm .. it is not working with me ..

    i pressed alt+clrt+del … and showed that Delete the Adobe Photoshop Settings file … but is stall error not stoped …

    help me


  7. Jules says:

    @mahdi – I suggest you try again, as this is how most such Adobe Photoshop errors can be fixed. If it does not work, you might need to reinstall Photoshop.

  8. manny says:

    hi @jules

    i have the same problem and just tried and tried (ctrl+alt+shift) but i still got the error.
    i also removed and re-installed it but still go the error.
    any idea or help that you can lend me.
    thanks in advance!

  9. Olivier says:

    It works thanks! You’re a life savior my friend.

  10. senthil says:

    i have deleted the photoshop setting file but i does not work and reinstall it but no use i say the same error unable to open sytem error can any help me
    does the advance version works through cs3 or cs4

  11. senthil says:

    but i have recently added more fonts in my control pannel setting is this the problem been????

  12. .=Capuccin0=. says:

    thanx a lot!!

    it worked 4 my CS4 :D

  13. Gerald says:

    Solution #1 worked for Photoshop CS4 & Vista. Thanks. The suggestions on the Adobe site and other sites did not help but this simple fix got me working again.

  14. taha says:

    it is not working with me 2
    help me plzzzz

  15. james says:

    it works !!!!
    thank you so much

  16. rafael says:

    muchas gracias me funciono la ayuda

  17. Nan says:

    I think it may be a font thing. It was working, I installed fonts, and now I get the error message. I tried holding Ctrl+Alt+Shift and I still get the error message.

  18. Nan says:

    Yep, it was the fonts. As soon as I deleted the fonts, held Ctrl+Alt+Shift, it loaded fine.

  19. Jules says:

    @Nan – Thanks for sharing your experiences. Good to know that some fonts can also cause this problem.

  20. Kathy says:

    How do you know which fonts are causing hte problem. I don’t think I have installed any new fonts recently bt I did notice it took a LONG time to load fonts when it was booting up and then I got the error message. I did what was said here about 4 times and it doesn’t work. :(

  21. Jules says:

    @Kathy – If you only have the default fonts, then chances are that the fonts are not the problem. You could simply try though by making a copy of your fonts folder and then removing the fonts, but I’d be careful with the default fonts. Did you change anything else recently? If so, try reverting that change.

  22. Hana says:

    i try to do the ctrl+alt+shift and adjust my time but it didn’t work… the load stop at ‘Listing font’… Do you think font was the one that cause the problem?

  23. Jules says:

    @Hana – Very possible. Suggest you make a copy of the font (in case you don’t have that yet), and then delete the font and try again. Seems to have worked for others too.

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