Some problems with Dreamweaver are caused by a corrupt or incomplete installation. For most users, Dreamweaver installs fine without any special set of actions. However, if you have experienced problems with a prior installation of Dreamweaver, you may want to consider reinstalling Dreamweaver using the guidelines below.
Note: This does not mean running Dreamweaver after installation without virus protection. However, modifying your virus protection settings may result in improved system performance when using Dreamweaver. Please refer to "Slow system performance using Dreamweaver" (TechNote tn_16104) for more information.
To ensure a clean installation when troubleshooting, first completely uninstall Dreamweaver using the TechNote below applicable to your version of Dreamweaver:
- "Remove Creative Suite 3 and CS3 components from Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS" (TechNote kb401090)
- "Uninstalling Studio 8 applications on Windows" (TechNote 4e7826b7)
- "Uninstalling Dreamweaver MX & MX 2004 on Windows" (TechNote 362d7b81)
Then reinstall Dreamweaver in Selective Startup Mode or Safe Mode using the TechNote below applicable to your version of Dreamweaver:
- "Installing Dreamweaver CS3 in Selective Startup Mode on Windows Vista" (TechNote kb401454)
- "Installing Dreamweaver in Selective Startup Mode on Windows XP" (TechNote d2b5934d)
- "Installing Dreamweaver MX & MX 2004 in Safe Mode on Windows" (TechNote 362eefb2)