Thank You for your response.
I wish someone would give me an answer other than a corrupt preference file. That is not the problem. I have deleted the preference file and re-launched Quark until I am blue in the face and can not fix the problem.
This is the exact problem I am having:
I create a page size in Quark of 8.75 x 11.25. Files can have multiple pages and multiple picture imports.
In Adobe Photoshop I create a 300 dpi CMYK image file. I save the photoshop file as a .tiff file and then import the .tiff image into the Quark page using the Import photo function.
All working files, in other words all My Quark files, my photoshop files and my tiff files are stored away from my desktop computer and are transferred back and forth from the server where they are stored via a wired network.
When I make a change to an existing .tiff file Quark wants me to update the link to the .tiff file through the Utilities and Usage function. The image shows that it has been modified and needs to be updated.
Now if I go through the update process multiple times Quark will crash telling me I have a (257) Bad allocation error or simply freeze up and the I have to do a Control, Alt, Delete to bring up the Windows Task Manager to cancel Quark and start again.
What is going on that is causing this problem? Believe me it is not the preferences file.