Photoshop: Why won't the Print dialog box open in CS5 when I attempt to print?

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The print dialog box never opens when I attempt to print from CS5. How do I fix this? I'm unable to adjust any settings related to printing, since I think they all reside within this dialog box.
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Andrea Stewart

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Chief Customer Advocate

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Hi Andrea. Did this printer ever work in CS5?

Is Photoshop up to date?

What OS are you on? If on Windows, is the print driver up to date?
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Lorraine Bonner

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I was having a problem getting the print settings box in CS5 to open. Tried everything, turned everything on and off. Tried different printers. Then I went to the troubleshooting page and got the instructions about resetting preference. I did that and the problem was solved. I will try to drag in the zipped corrupted preference file, as requested. Well, that didn't seem to work. Don't know how to do that. But thanks for fixing it.
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Lorraine Bonner

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After the above optimistic report I had to close my computer, and on reopening the project I was working on, again could not open the print settings box. Do I have to drag the preference file out every time I want to print? (hope not). Also, at the end of the tutorial about resetting prefs, the suggestion was made about sending the (presumably corrupted) prefs file to photoshop. I compressed it, but couldn't figure out how to send it. Any suggestions?
I might add, it worked in the past and I did check for printer and photshop updates.
Also, is there a "post" button on this page? I'm not sure how to be sure that this comment is uploading.