Okay, I'm not expecting Photoshop to open right up, but it takes 17 minutes exactly from the time I click the start button til its completely loaded. I know this is probably stupid, but I have zillions of plugins, actions, gradients, etc, but I use most all of them. What takes the longest to load is the preferences, which I find odd. I'm running CS2...don't care for CS3. I was reading something about the scratch disk, but that would mean I'd have to have my computer reformated and partitioned and I don't want to do that right now. Can anyone tell me if there is something else I can do? I work with very large files...I do photo retouching for photographers and this makes it run slower. Can I put these extra's somewhere else? Thanks in advance.
There one little thing you can do. If you have photoshop opened, press CTRL+ALT+DEL. This will give you the task manager from Windows. (If you use windows, this doesn't work for a Mac as far as i know.)
Go to the list with all the processes that are running. (don't know the english word for it, i have a dutch windows)
Now scroll down to Photoshop.exe. Right-click on it, choose Priority and choose high. DO NO CHOOSE REALTIME! It will make your computer crash. If you choose high, it will make photoshop faster.
I'm not sure. I do have extra fonts, but not alot. However, I do keep trying to put Adobe on high priority, and everytime I do and reload it, it's back on normal. What am I supposed to do to keep it on high??