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Photoshop – Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error

Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry, but this error is Unrecoverable. If you receive and error like this while starting Photoshop, your not alone. I have noticed that this error often times appears to step from corrupted  settings. In the following simple solution, I will show you how I address the issue, and get my Photoshop working when this Unable to continue Photoshop error is encountered.

Adobe Photoshop Error Screenshot

Photoshop - Unable to continue

Unable to continue because of a hardware or system error. Sorry, but this error is Unrecoverable.

How I have fixed the Photoshop Error

  1. First, hold down all three Ctrl+Alt+Shift buttons
  2. Now “while keeping those button held,” simply open Photoshop or a file that opens with Photoshop
  3. As Photoshop loads, you should get a prompt asking if you would like to “delete the Photoshop settings file”, Click yes

You should now be able to start Photoshop and the error message should disappear.

Note: For best results, Press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift then (right mouse click) a Photoshop shortcut and select Open.