Lightroom: I suddenly started getting the message "could not complete the liquify command because of a disc error"

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john firth

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Steve Lehman

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Hello John,   

First, that would be 2018, or version 16 elements.  Secondly, this is a memory problem in Windows, not Adobe.   But for years, using the Liquefy filter has either froze Photoshop or thrown up an error about the disc.  Nobody has been able to fully work with the disc error problem, and it dates back to much earlier version of Elements.  But I can think of many possibilities.   

It's most likely referring to your virtual memory if you are using the CC brand of Photoshop.  CC is designed to work in the cloud and your virtual memory supports it and it is designed to free up other RAM for saving layers and files.  So, it's only using your cache.   You need to close all Windows, you have open.  Reopen Photoshop and see if it has more memory for it.   If not, you need to reboot Windows and when it comes back, do not open anything else.  If you have a device on the system still engaged get it off.  Any driver that's on, or any Windows-anything that's open, it'll take more memory.   Liquefy takes a huge amount of memory.   This is why we save each movement in a layer but then again, other parts of memory are being utilized for that too.   

In the past, this happened a lot with 32 bit systems and even then we just made a switch up for more RAM.  If you have a 64 bit system, I am surprised this is happening.  You should have enough memory for Liquefy.  It's a memory allocation problem, and you are short of it.   

Steve Lehman, mcse   


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I reset my laptop back to factory settings so it is pretty much empty now, yet I still get the same message when I tried using liquify. It is very frustrating now...any advice anyone ?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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No mystery, like thousands of users, you have been hit by the Microsoft bug of the Windows 10 1803 update. Since you can't roll back to the previous Win version, use the step by step instructions to edit the Windows registry.
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/integer-50-8-required-closest-value-inserted-photoshop...



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john firth

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wow..thank you so much that's fixed it !! delighted :)