Error PS CS – Could not initialize Photoshop becouse there is not enough memory (RAM)

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Nenad_Pesic
Aug 11, 2004
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I have Windows XP instaled on AMD 2.0 GHz, 512MB DDR RAM. When I install PS CS logged on as Administrator it works perfectly, but when I log off and then log on as a regular user with standard rights and start up PS again, an error message appeared "Could not initialize Photoshop because there is not enough memory (RAM)". My colleagues told me that they have a same problem before and that they solved the problem by doing something in Documents and Settings (they don’t remember what exactly). Can enyone help me. Our Tech Support is on vacation at the moment. Thanks

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Nicole_Arakas
Aug 11, 2004
hey if you get a response could you let me in on the secret!? thanks
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dave_milbut
Aug 11, 2004
regular users aren’t able to use cs (or 7) they need some special handling:

Ian Lyons "Required permissions for Photoshop (7.0.x and CS on Windows)" 6/5/04 1:31pm </cgi-bin/webx?13/0>
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Nenad_Pesic
Aug 11, 2004
I agree with you Dave, but i try something different now. I put the user in Administrator group as a member, then uninstall and install Photoshop again and the same problem occure again. I just don’t know what shall i do. Should i format my C drive an install all again?
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dave_milbut
Aug 11, 2004
I’d try to create a new id (or delete then recreate the old one) and give it all the necessary permissions. Probably no need to reformat, as it’s not affecting all users.
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Nenad_Pesic
Aug 12, 2004
My Photoshop finally works. I delete folder Document and Settings/User/Application Data/Adobe/Photoshop, and uninstall and install PS again. Now all work properly, but I’m still in Admin group. So, the next thing I’ll try is to put the User out from the group and then try to start PS.

Thanks anyway.

I’ll inform you about the result of this maneuver.
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dave_milbut
Aug 12, 2004
the next thing I’ll try is to put the User out from the group and then try to start PS.

MAKE SURE TO GIVE THE ID PROPER PERMISSIONS AS OUTLINED IN THE FAQ! and you should have no problem! 🙂
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David_A._Honeycutt
Aug 12, 2004
What are the proper permissions and where do I find the FAQ’s? I need help here. Can’t get CS to run at all on my machine. Same dreaded message. I’m running XP Pro w/ 1GB RAM, 2.8GHz P4.

Help me if you can,
David
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YrbkMgr
Aug 13, 2004
David,

The link is in thread number 2, above.

Peace,
Tony
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dave_milbut
Aug 13, 2004
nobody reads post #1 #2! 🙂
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David_A._Honeycutt
Aug 13, 2004
Is this what I need to solve my problem not being able to launch CS?

Thanks,
David
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dave_milbut
Aug 13, 2004
I don’t know david. you jumped into a possibly unrelated thread without giving us much info.

maybe it is, or maybe not. why don’t you start a thread with all your system specs listed and we’ll take it from there…

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