Apr 29, 2007

Troubleshoot installation problems in Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista

Source: Adobe Support TechNote 401488
This document can help you to resolve system errors that occur while you install Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Windows Vista. System errors can manifest in many different ways, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • A blank or flickering dialog box
  • A frozen cursor or screen
  • A blue screen
  • An unexpected restart
  • An error such as the following:

“This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.”
“MS Setup Toolkit API Error, Bad Arg 3:AddSectionFiles to CopyList.”
“Not enough disk space on target drive while decompressing to [pathname].”
“Setup is unable to initialize the setup program. There may be a scripting error.”
“Setup is unable to load the installation script file.”
“Unable to create a directory under C:\Windows\System. Please check write-access to the directory.”
“X:\ unavailable.” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive)
“Device not ready.”
“Error reading CD-ROM.”
“Error reading device X:\” (where “X” is the drive letter for your CD-ROM drive.)

Different factors can interfere with installation of Adobe Photoshop CS3, including conflicts among device drivers, software, and hardware, and corrupt elements in specific files. System variables can also interfere with installation. Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements for Adobe Photoshop CS3.

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