Lightroom not working - specified image file for catalog

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My lightroom all of a sudden doesnt work.. it wont open.. and i have only used it a few times.. Im really upset.. cant get a hold of anyone to help me fix the problem wither.. some catalog message appears when I try to open it. I need this to edit my photos.. hope I didnt waste 270.00 on these products for nothing... :( help! please!
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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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What is the message?
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Lauren Smith

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Light room opening catalog .... then it says its stopped working :(
and proceeds to shut down
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THIS FIXED IT!!!!!! :)

This situation (=bug) occurs when you choose to create a new catalog and then specify the name of an existing file (i.e. xxx.jpg) instead of entering a folder name for the new catalog.

Easiest way for you to solve the problem is to rename the LR preferences file:
On your Windows Vista system, while LR is closed, click on the start button and - under "Search Programs and Files", enter the following:
%appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom
Then press Enter
Within the "Lightroom" folder, you see a folder called "Preferences", in which you find a file called "Lightroom 3 Preferences.agprefs"
Rename the file "Lightroom 3 Preferences.agprefs" to "Lightroom 3 Preferences.agprefs.old"
Start Lightroom, a new preferences file will be built.
Choose the catalog you used last to be opened
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Beat Gossweiler

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Good search, Lauren :-)

Please note that this problem cannot occur on LR4 anymore :-)

Beat