why does photoshop 9 flash in a DOS window and will not open

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It worked fin for about a year. I use windows 7 pro 32 bit OS. Files stored in the photoshop format will open but the program itself will not .
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Chris Cox

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Do you mean Elements 9? (Photoshop 9 was called CS 2)

And it sounds like the app binary might be damaged (disk damage, malware, etc.), or you are opening the wrong thing.
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No I am opening photoshop.exe I uninstalled and reinstalled several times, all with the same result. I have Norton 380 always on. I used the adobe advisor and it said the program was good.
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If files stored in Elements will open, then that means the program is working.

But it sounds like you may have moved the program, or copied it, and the version you are trying to launch is not ok.