View Full Version : Sluggish performance in Photoshop
01-23-2004, 06:29 AM
I'm facing a problem every time i start Photoshop 7. It tells me that i currently have PS primary Scratch & Window's primary paging file on the same volume & tells me that i should set PS primary scratch volume on a different volume.
(I guess this always appears everytime you first install and start PS for the first time).
When i'm in PS, by default, i should be in the select mode 'v' but instead photoshop seemed to be continously loading - i'm having a hourglass icon on screen & at the bottom of the screen is showing 'Importing Clipboard'. This goes on & on & on until i quit PS making PS very slow.
I tried changing the scratch disk : Edit > Preferences > Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks. Under Scratch Disk, i changed the First: startup & Second: C:\ I quit & restarted PS & i'm still facing the same problem.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Am i not doing setting the preferences / settings right? I tried uninstalling & reinstalling photoshop but i'm still facing the same problem.
I would appreciate if anyone could help me on this.
01-23-2004, 08:24 AM
what com u got?? just curious.
sratch disk as I know (correct me if I am wrong) works much like windows, it uses the hard dick space as temporary RAM. How I have mine is I have a separate space for photoshop only. E: drive for instance, about 3gigs, I think 3gigs is plenty I did have it on 2 gigs but I had an error with not enough disk space before. BUt on 3 gigs not once yet. worked on quite large files but it was ok.
so doing that should improve PS performance, but I think your problem might just lie somewhere else. Did you have photoshop before 7? have u installed other plug ins?? filters? and so on? if so try running 7 without any of those. also I once had some shocking experience with illustrator and photoshop on my old machine. I was advised to disable Norton before installing, not sure why. So if none of these seems to do anything try clean fresh install.
hope you find your answer
01-23-2004, 11:40 AM
I'm running photoshop on my notebook & i'm using the only hardisk C:\ that is on my notebook. No, i did not install any plugins or filters after installing PS7.
I've been using PS7 all along on my notebook before & i've never faced this problem the last time. The problem came when i recently reformatted my com ( due to a damaged hard disk).
I'll try to disable Norton Anti-virus & do a clean install of photoshop again and see if it works.
Fingers cross!! Hope it works.
01-17-2006, 06:00 AM
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