Photoshop has stopped working error

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Photoshop used to work, now when it tries to start I immediately get the message "Photoshop has stopped working" along with "windows is looking for a solution" eventually it says it can't find a solution and closes down. 

Yes, I tried reinstalling. From doing a bunch of reading it is probably some plug-in that is the hangup. I tried several fixes on several plugins, nothing worked. Finally I stole an idea from another trouble shooting post and it worked:


I made a copy, right-click>rename, called it PhotoshopNew.exe, click on that it starts right up.

I have no idea what other kinds of headaches I might run into down the road but for now it works. Oh, but don't forget to make new shortcuts. If you keep clicking on the old ones in the start-up menu, it will link to the old .exe file.

Good luck.
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