Well, I finally finished completing ALL of the steps EXACTLY as recommended. And guess what--I'm still having the same problems.
Also, I can't think of any changes to my computer prior these problems. But, I'll try to explain to you what I was doing at the time I began experiencing problems.
I was creating an art project using small square shapes and several colors to form a quilt-like pattern. Because there is a lot of duplication, I was just copying and pasting the main part and then using the "flip" option to combine the sections. Well, that worked fine until I started trying to copy and paste a fifth part. That's when I started getting the runtime error and Print Shop has stopped working messages. Luckily, I was "saving" every little thing I was doing. So, I never lost any of my work when the program closed. However, when I reopen the project in PS and try editing it by using copy and paste or by using duplicate, I am still getting those messages. But, I have noticed that when I use copy and paste, the only message that comes up is the "The Print Shop has stopped working...." message. However, when I try using the duplicate option, I first get the "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library" message and after I close it, I get the "Print Shop has stopped working...."
Now, I don't know if it matters about the file size of this project which is a little over 16,000 KB at this point. Right before working on this present project, I completed a similar project that is a little over 131,000 KB. But, I've created other projects that have large file sizes also. The only thing that these large files seem to do is load slowly into PS and cause the program to run more slowly when I want to edit or save.
So, what do you suggest?
I'm sorry that I'm taking up so much time with this problem. But, I don't know what else to do. I'm really frustrated.
I DO appreciate your help.