So I was working on a photo in Photoshop CS6 with the Nik Software Color Efex plug-in and when I went to load the photo back into Photoshop, the computer crashed going straight to the infamous evil blue screen (popped up for a quarter of a second so I had no chance of seeing what it said) and computer restarted. Started Photoshop back up and it crashes as soon as it fully loads. So for the past few hours I've been uninstalling/reinstalling Photoshop along with the Nik plug-in and deleting Adobe files associated with Photoshop. What I did find is that when the plug-in isn't installed Photoshop works or atleast did. I even still had CS5.1 on my computer and that doesn't work anymore.
Clearly there's something up with the plug-in from the crash. My issue now, is that now none of my Adobe software works. Before, Premier Pro, After Effects, etc still worked because they had no association with the plug-in but now nothing. I get these Adobe errors about an installation error even though they've been on my computer for months.
Anyone ever gone through this issue or know Windows enough to guide me to where this ***** ass problem could lay? I tried Googling it and found others having the same issue, but it doesn't look like anyone found an actual fix just bandaid fixes.