Photoshop: Histogram on Curves Dialogue

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I have a problem with CS5. Specifically the histogram in the curves dialogue. It suddenly disappears after editing a few photos. There is no clear pattern. It could be after 25 photos or after just one.

I have just installed CS5 on a new computer but I had exactly the same problem with the old computer before changing over.

The new computer is Windows 7 64 bit. Intel i7 2600 chipset, Nvidia 550Ti graphics card. 16gb RAM
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Are you sure that you have all the Photoshop updates installed?

And that your video card driver is the most recent from NVidia?
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Thanks fopr replying. I was not expecting to hear anything on a Sunday. The answers are Yes and Yes. As mentioned in my original post, this was occurring on my old computer as well.

It's Sod's law that just at the moment I am editing a big set of photos and it has behaved perfectly for the past two hours. But I am using it differently. The problem occurred when I opened a new curves layer using the icon in the layers palette. If I remember to go to the adjustments palette instead, it seems to be ok. Strange.

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OK, that is strange.
Hmm, do you have any third party plugins installed? If so, have you tried disabling them? (thinking of a couple that tried to grab updates too often and broke histogram calculations)
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No. No plugins installed for PS at all.
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It may help if we can could see your Photoshop System Info:

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Sorry I did not put any of my own text. I have found that it typically worked quite OK yeterday if I used the Adjustments tab instead of the create new layer icon. Strange indeed.
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No. It's just disappeared again using the adjustments tab after editing about 14 photos. The only way I can recover it is to close PS and reopen it.