Photoshop: photoshop takes 3 mins to launch

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When I start up ANY Photoshop it takes about 3 minutes, could you make this faster some how?
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jdv, Champion

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Platform and OS details? Can you reproduce using a new test account? Are you running real-time anti-virus protection?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What version of Photoshop? I just tried Photoshop CS5 and CS6 on a Macbook Air running 10.7.3 and it takes about 2-3 seconds to launch. It may help to see your system info:
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Chris Cox

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The slowest, most decrepit laptop we have, running Windows XP takes 20 seconds to launch Photoshop CS5 or CS6 after booting.

So, something is up with your system or your install of Photoshop. Let's see if we can figure it out.

What OS version are you using?

What kind of computer (laptop, desktop, etc.)?

How recent is the computer (new, ancient, etc.)?

Did you add a lot of third party plugins?

Did you add a lot of preset files?

Did you add a lot of fonts to your system?

Is your default printer set to a networked printer that isn't available?

Have you been working a lot with with networked volumes (file servers)?

What anti-virus software are you using? Have you tried disabling it?

What other system utilities are you using, and have you tried disabling them?