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PhotoShop 7.0 Error

About a year ago, I ran into a fatal error with my PhotoShop 7.0, and I could not figure out how to fix it.

Whenever I opened my Photoshop, I got this error:

“Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry but this error is unrecoverable.”

And the program would just shut down. I couldn’t even open it. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out the problem. Finally, after almost a year of checking for solutions, I found a solution!

The problem is that PhotoShop 7.0 can’t handle more that about 1000 Fonts! Why that would cause the entire program to crash and burn… who knows. I hope they fixed up the newer versions so I don’t have to worry about that. (I have over 5000 fonts.) So because of this stupid Error: “Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry but this error is unrecoverable.” I had to delete 4000 fonts off of my machine. (Of course I have a back up, but still…)

Now that I have my PhotoShop Operational again, I’m going to be spending a lot of time learning all the tricks of this “awesome” program. Any designer I talk to says that PhotoShop is the best, period. But from what I’ve seen so far, it’s got a lot of annoyances that Fireworks has already streamlined. (Yes, I realize that my PhotoShop is five years old, and I’m taking that into consideration.) But I should be putting together a Product Comparison between Adobe PhotoShop and Macromedia FireWorks. That will probably end up being 3 or 4 posts.

-“Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry but this error is unrecoverable.”
-Ashton Sanders

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2 Comments »

  1. Well i got the same error message and have less than 200 fonts

    Comment by Sven Gunwaldson — September 21, 2009 @ 3:05 am

  2. Wow, that is strange. Are you using Photoshop 7.0?

    Comment by Ashton Sanders — September 21, 2009 @ 1:29 pm

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