Photoshop Elements 8 Crashing & Slow

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Similar issue. Bought my father Photoshop Elements 8 as 'gift' but it recently started to crash, react very slowly and consume high CPU. Can't even begin to edit photos before crash happens. This is a new PC running Windowns 7. The issue with Elements continues even after reboot and turning off Virus protection. Version 8.0.1 was installed and issue is even worse. This issue started about 2-3 weeks ago. Before that, Elements was fine. Elements is the only application with this behavior.

Any ideas??
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Jeff Buttimer

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Neeraj, Employee

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Hi Jeff,
If you still having the issue try these-

1)Delete the preference of Editor and Organizer by pressing ctrl+Alt+shift , at the time of application launched.

1)Check Photoshop Elements Full Editor >>Edit Menu >>Preferences >>Performance and see what the RAM situation is there:
RAM available to Photoshop Elements

2)go to Organizer >> preference and turn off Auto-analyzer option.

4)Remove any network printer (if any) associated with Photoshop Elements