Photoshop: Selecting Text tool crashes

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When I push the Text button to insert text in an image, the program crashes and shuts down. Using CS5 Photoshop Extended on Win 7, I7 cpu, 6 gigs Ram. Have used Photoshop since V3 and this version for close to a year without any issue like this. No changes in machine set-up - haven't used text insertion since last auto-update and now it shuts down the program. Of course I lose what I have been working on.

No issues using fonts in any other program such as Corel Draw, Word, etc.
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Howdy Gary,

My first guess is that you have either a corrupt font or an issue with the font's preview. Given that the problem has only recently occurred, it would make sense, especially if you recently added fonts and/or software. Here is a Troubleshooting document to lead you through the process of locating and isolating problematic fonts -- Steps #2 and #4 are most relevant to your situation.

If this does NOT solve the problem, please feel free to post a comment and we can go from there, ok?