CS6 photoshop crashes when using the lighting effects tool (video driver bug)

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I have creative cloud and the photoshop CS6 keeps crashing when I try to use the lightning effects tool from the filters. I tried all the other effects, these are working fine. The problem comes only with the lightning effect (Filter -> Render-> Lightning Effects).

I did download again the photoshop CS6, still the same problem continues.
What I can do? Earlier the photoshop did work fine.
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Hello, could you check in help>System info what is your graphic card, and the timestamp of its drivers? (201XMMDD...)
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I have the same problem:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
System architecture: AMD CPU Family:15, Model:10, Stepping:0 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3
Physical processor count: 6
Processor speed: 2593 MHz
Built-in memory: 8191 MB
Free memory: 5317 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 7254 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %
Image tile size: 132K
Image cache levels: 4
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
Video Card Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 5450
Display: 1
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1200, right: 1600
Video Card Number: 1
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450
OpenCL Unavailable
Driver Version: 8.740.0.0
Driver Date: 20100517000000.000000-000
Video Card Driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
Video Card Caption: ATI Radeon HD 5450
Video Card Memory: 1024 MB
Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
Serial number: 91198214449129317871
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\art\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Startup, 385.5G, 328.9G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\
Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

Installed components:
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ACE.dll ACE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
adbeape.dll Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55 66.1025012 66.1025012
AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 6.0.0
AdobeOwl.dll Adobe Owl 2012/06/26-12:17:19 4.0.95 66.510504
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AdobePIP.dll Adobe Product Improvement Program 6.0.0.1654
AdobeXMP.dll Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPFiles.dll Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPScript.dll Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
adobe_caps.dll Adobe CAPS 6,0,29,0
AGM.dll AGM 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
ahclient.dll AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library 1,7,0,56
aif_core.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
aif_ocl.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
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ARE.dll ARE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
AXE8SharedExpat.dll AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 66.26830 66.26830
AXEDOMCore.dll AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49 66.26830 66.26830
Bib.dll BIB 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
BIBUtils.dll BIBUtils 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
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boost_system.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
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cgGL.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
CIT.dll Adobe CIT 2.0.5.19287 2.0.5.19287
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dvacore.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvamarshal.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvaplayer.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvatransport.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvaunittesting.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dynamiclink.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
FileInfo.dll Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/01/17-15:11:19 66.145433 66.145433
filter_graph.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
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icucnv40.dll International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22 Build gtlib_3.0.16615
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JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2011/12/12-16:12:37 66.236923 66.236923
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libmmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 10.0
LogSession.dll LogSession 2.1.2.1640
mediacoreif.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
MPS.dll MPS 2012/02/03-10:33:13 66.495174 66.495174
msvcm80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6195
msvcm90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
msvcp100.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 10.00.40219.1
msvcp80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6195
msvcp90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
msvcr100.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 10.00.40219.1
msvcr80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6195
msvcr90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
pdfsettings.dll Adobe PDFSettings 1.04
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
PlugPlug.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlug Standard Dll (64 bit) 3.0.0.383
PSArt.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
SCCore.dll ScCore 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
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Required plug-ins:

Accented Edges 13.0
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0
ADM 3.11x01
Angled Strokes 13.0
Average 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Bas Relief 13.0
BMP 13.0
Camera Raw 7.1
Chalk & Charcoal 13.0
Charcoal 13.0
Chrome 13.0
Cineon 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Clouds 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Collada 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Color Halftone 13.0
Colored Pencil 13.0
CompuServe GIF 13.0
Conté Crayon 13.0
Craquelure 13.0
Crop and Straighten Photos 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0
Crosshatch 13.0
Crystallize 13.0
Cutout 13.0
Dark Strokes 13.0
De-Interlace 13.0
Difference Clouds 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Diffuse Glow 13.0
Displace 13.0
Dry Brush 13.0
Eazel Acquire 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Embed Watermark 4.0
Extrude 13.0
FastCore Routines 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Fibers 13.0
Film Grain 13.0
Filter Gallery 13.0
Fresco 13.0
Glass 13.0
Glowing Edges 13.0
Grain 13.0
Graphic Pen 13.0
Halftone Pattern 13.0
HDRMergeUI 13.0
IFF Format 13.0
Ink Outlines 13.0
JPEG 2000 13.0
Lens Blur 13.0
Lens Correction 13.0
Lens Flare 13.0
Liquify 13.0
Matlab Operation 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Measurement Core 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Mezzotint 13.0
MMXCore Routines 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Mosaic Tiles 13.0
Multiprocessor Support 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Neon Glow 13.0
Note Paper 13.0
NTSC Colors 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Ocean Ripple 13.0
Oil Paint 13.0
OpenEXR 13.0
Paint Daubs 13.0
Palette Knife 13.0
Patchwork 13.0
Paths to Illustrator 13.0
PCX 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Photocopy 13.0
Photoshop 3D Engine 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Picture Package Filter 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Pinch 13.0
Pixar 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Plaster 13.0
Plastic Wrap 13.0
PNG 13.0
Pointillize 13.0
Polar Coordinates 13.0
Portable Bit Map 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Poster Edges 13.0
Radial Blur 13.0
Radiance 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Read Watermark 4.0
Reticulation 13.0
Ripple 13.0
Rough Pastels 13.0
Save for Web 13.0
ScriptingSupport 13.0.1
Shear 13.0
Smart Blur 13.0
Smudge Stick 13.0
Solarize 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Spatter 13.0
Spherize 13.0
Sponge 13.0
Sprayed Strokes 13.0
Stained Glass 13.0
Stamp 13.0
Sumi-e 13.0
Targa 13.0
Texturizer 13.0
Tiles 13.0
Torn Edges 13.0
Twirl 13.0
Underpainting 13.0
Vanishing Point 13.0
Variations 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Water Paper 13.0
Watercolor 13.0
Wave 13.0
WIA Support 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
Wind 13.0
Wireless Bitmap 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00)
ZigZag 13.0

Optional and third party plug-ins:

Topaz Detail 2 10.0
Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE

Flash: NONE
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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What does the crash report say?

And it looks like your video card driver is over 2 years out of date. (20100517)
Please update it from the AMD website.
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Thanks - that worked! I did the update from the Windows properties window and didn't realize that wouldn't give me the latest. Getting it from AMD did the trick!
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Microsoft drivers are frequently years behind the manufacturers drivers (which get updated at least monthly).
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This is very disappoining that Adobe have not resolved this.
I am using a brand new Asus G75 which has the latest of all its drivers installed.
It is a top of the line gaming machine.. You don't get a better pc than this so why isn't this working?
My graphics are Nidia GeForce GTX660M and the pc says the latest drivers are installed..

There are a couple of threads on this topic with no resolution
1) http://forums.adobe.com/message/4711488
2) http://forums.adobe.com/message/4640755

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

> Filter - render - lighting effects..
I never had this problem with Cs4.. since upgrading to cs6 it's an issue!

I have the latest drivers so no idea what to try!
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Adobe cannot resolve bugs in your video card drivers.
And this is just a bug in the video card drivers.

And those threads were resolved - by the user updating their video card drivers.

Please go to your GPU maker's website, and follow their update instructions (if you don't, you may have leftover bits of older drivers).
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Windows told me my drivers were up to date, but they weren't. As Chris (above) pointed out, you probably need to go to the video card manufacturer site and get the latest driver.
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HELP!
I have this problem as well

I am using an Asus G75 wv1 with the latest Nvidia
GeForce GTX 660M
Initially I had the 2nd latest driver.. but after reading one of these threads I went to the Nvidia website to download the latest.. Unfortunately that did not fix the problem!
This product has been detected as your primary device
Your driver is up to date with version 306.23

There are a few other threads online where people are talking about this problem as well. Some of the threads I've posted on are
http://forums.adobe.com/message/47365...
http://forums.adobe.com/message/47358...
http://forums.adobe.com/message/47053...
But nobody has any suggestions :(

Adobe please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I updated the drivers as the very latest drivers from the Nividia website which has NOT fixed the problem.
I have logged a support ticket with adobe AND with Nvidia.. hopefully somebody can help.

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Nvidia Support
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/ask_co...
"Hello,Basically since getting this laptop (asus g75vw1) with this
graphics card My photoshop CS6 keeps crashing when I use the
lighting effects which are graphics accellerated.
I have posted on 'adobes' forum.. (you can see that post here
http://forums.adobe.com/message/47365...)
However everyone keeps saying when this issue occurs it's a
driver issue with the graphics card. I did have the previous
version of the driver, but have updated to the latest version
and the problem is still there.
As you can see from that adobe thread I've been doing a lot
of trouble shooting to no avail :(
Everyone insists its a graphics card driver problem. Help"
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This problem is not resolved for me :(