An update on what I've learned about my laptop problem, thanks to Cary.
As you can see from Cary's email quoted below (for grins, check out the
paragraph starting with "This error"), apparently it's not a hardware issue,
but rather more likely application or OS related. I can imagine it's
either, since PS6 is not "native" to XP, and I'm running upgrades 5.5 and 6
on top of v. 5. Another potential problem is I may have procured XP at the
worst possible time, coming as it did on the heels of Microsoft's decision
to address the security issues, and I have downloaded/installed at least 10
patches. In general I think XP's vaunted stability is BS given how much
crashing it's done on my laptop, and not just with PS. I've since installed
Win 2000 on my PIII 500 Dell in a dual boot config, and vastly prefer it to
XP so far, so I may eventually dump XP on the laptop and put 2000 on it too.
If I do I'd like to network the two using firewire, or should I add an
Ethernet card to the desktop and use that? I know nothing about
networking - any suggestions?
The LS-8000 scans much slower on the PIII 500 than on the Athalon 1.2, but
at least I can get back to work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cary Enoch R... aka Enoch's Vision, Inc."
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 2:23 PM
Subject: RE: [filmscanners] my XP laptop is driving me crazy
> According to my son (the last paragraph nails it)...
> An excerpt from MSDN:
> C Run-Time Error R6025
> pure virtual function call
> No object has been instantiated to handle the pure virtual function
> This error is caused by calling a virtual function in an abstract base
> class through a pointer which is created by a cast to the type of the
> derived class, but is actually a pointer to the base class. This can
> occur when casting from a void* to a pointer to a class when the void*
> was created during the construction of the base class.
> This documentation is talking about C++ specifically. It tells me that
> it was not a hardware problem, nor was it operator error. In layman's
> terms, these described symptoms are the result of how XP is handling a
> Photoshop-specific design implementation. By that I mean a reinstall of
> either XP or Photoshop is in order. By the way, I have never run across
> this issue in my experience.
> Cary Enoch Reinstein aka Enoch's Vision, Inc., Peach County, Georgia
> http://www.enochsvision.com -- "Behind all these manifestations is the
> one radiance, which shines through all things. The function of art is to
> reveal this radiance through the created object." ~Joseph Campbell
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Cary Enoch R... aka Enoch's Vision, Inc.
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Friday, 19 April, 2002 10:26
> > To: 'Dave King'
> > Subject: RE: [filmscanners] my XP laptop is driving me crazy
> > > It seems I may have spoken too soon:( Today it's back to
> > > freezes and crashes. Some of the error messages I've seen
> > > are "Could not complete request because of program error";
> > > "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error, Program:
> > > Photoshop.exe"; "R6025-Pure Virtual Function Call".
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