Solved : Dreamweaver Crashing in Windows 10 Dreamweaver cs3/cs4/cs5/cs6

August 5, 2015

Here is the solution to Dreamweaver Crashing problem on PCs that recently upgraded to Windows 10 or just installed Adobe Dreamweaver 10 after installing Windows 10.

Symptoms : On starting Dreamweaver, the application flashes for a second and then closes. Opening Dreamweaver  files also causes the same problem.

Solution: Repair windows Files corrupted during installation.

Step 1: Open cmd (Command Prompt) as administrator. You need to be in the system32 folder to run this command.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow
Step 3: Wait for the scan to complete. Restart the computer once.


Now try to Open Dreamweaver and see if it is working.


  1. Wow, thank you so much. I almost thought I couldn’t use dreamweaver anymore on new windows, but this fixed the problem.


  2. thanks so much for your article.
    same happened here after upgrading to WIN 10.
    all other, older recipes like deleting the cache file or renaming the config folder didn’t work.
    so finally your recipe worked for me.

  3. Good to know that this trick helped you.
    Please share the post to help other people in need. This is a common problem being faced by 1000s of developers. Lets help each other.

  4. Woohoo, thank you very much for your perfect solution! I tried everything, from deleting the cache, deleting the configuration folder, etc… But this really did it. Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. It’s not very often I leave feedback but had to say a big thank you for this fix. Worked brilliant.

  6. After installing windows 10 my all adobe software work fine but when I start Dreamweaver cs6 gives me error “the application was unable to start correctly 0xc00007b”

    I also try sfc/scannow (as admin) but not work for me. Pls suggest solutions

    • It worked and even made another incompatible software to work. Chetan, put a space between “sfc” and “/”

  7. I did this twice and it did not show any corrupted files. Any other ideas? I may just reinstall Windows 7.
    Thanki you.

    • I have 64 bit windows and still this worked for me. If this does not work for you then it is an installation error. Try a fresh clean install of dreamweaver.

  8. Dear Rooturaj
    A very big thank you,
    Firstly I tried to reinstall Dreamweaver CS3, but without success.
    Then I found your web page and now it works normally

  9. Hi, It doesn’t work for me : it’s saying “the protection of the Windows resources doesn’t succeed to start the repair’s service” What can I do? I work with Dreamweaver CS6 and since I have put Windows 10 I am not able to open it !!!!! I am very angry 😉

  10. I rarely leave messages or thank yous, but this is truly terrific. I had already resigned myself to not being able to use Dreamweaver, and this was my hail mary. I opened it as soon as it hit 100% verified, and voila!!! A miracle! Thank you, thank you.

  11. Couldn’t get past the following message.

    Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

  12. its working………!
    Thanks a lot for guidance. I also upgraded my OS from 8.1 to 10 and was facing problem in using Dreamweaver CS5.

  13. I am so scared to upgrade and fail things fail. So am grateful for this information. Is this likely to work for Acrobat Pro from the CS5 suite too? Many thanks!

  14. Thank You! Incredible! Thank You! Amazing!
    This solution worked for me.
    I am so glad I found Your post on this issue. And I have seen quite a lot of alternative methods that unfortunately did not work.
    64-bit System
    After upgrading from Win 7 Professional to Win 10 Pro
    DW CS6 crashed

  15. For those of you who still had a problem, please install again. Uninstalling and reinstalling the software worked like a charm for me 😉

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