I just encountered the Program Compatibility Assistant for the first time, but it was triggered by a Windows 7-compatible program. I'm concerned about the PCA's ability to block programs and I'm hoping that someone can tell me if there is a possibility that could happen as a result of a compatible, working program experiencing a crash, and if so how to ensure it doesn't and/or how to unblock software that's been mistakenly blocked.
More detail: Photoshop CS5 crashed on me yesterday. It's fully compatible with Win 7 and has been working fine on this PC for months (although I was entering my printer settings again at the time of the crash--since migrating to this PC it occasionally forgets them, something I suspect is more to do with the ageing printer than the software), but after clicking the close program dialog box I got a PCA box informing me that compatibility changes had been applied to the Photoshop .exe file. No options were presented to me. I checked out the PCA in Help and saw that it has the ability to block software that it identifies as problematic. Is it likely that Photoshop could be blocked by Windows if it ever crashes or glitches again, or is that measure only applied in other types of cases?