Here’s a geek tip for all of my fellow Photoshoppers.
Had a strange issue where Photoshop CS3 wouldn’t start, it kept hanging at the ‘loading preferences’. As it turns out that generally means that your preferences file is corrupt. BUT, thanks to some posts over at deviantart.com, I found a quick fix!
All you have to do is launch Photoshop then IMMEDIATELY hold down Control, Alt and Shift at the same time. It will ask if you want to delete your settings, click yes and bam, Photoshop opens instantly!
This saved me a full uninstall/reinstall so I felt compelled to share!