second installation I tried using the installation from adobe, same issue. can't even try the trial version.
gaveup and tried to clear any residue entries in the registry by recovering my OS image.
that's what i dislike about CS3 Bridge.
If you're restoring the HDD image and if you're using the software i recommended. You need to burn out the boot CD to restore the image. Ensure that the image (best thing to do) is to have it on a separate HDD. Then just restore the backup.
aniway, most of my processess are already in Actions and scripts. unless LR have the same functions for batch processing but with options to change settings for every photo. LR would not be my preferred software.