well, i got more space now, and it opened just fine now. i deleted some fonts and deleted that 300MB movie file. that helped a lot. now i got 1.12 GB of space now. since PS is loaded, 389 MB is available. better than nothing, IMO. i think after i do disk defragmenter today, it'll help more. but for now, it's good. :D thanks for all your advice. i'll keep ya posted.