Photoshop: Invert selection causes bad redraw of document window (Win7 64bit)

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When I invert select in photoshop cs6 on adjustment layer, I expect to deselect the formerly selected part of the image and in its place select the formerly unselected portion of the image. Instead the selection becomes a weird puzzle-shaped cutout of the formerly unselected window. Trying to add or subtract from the weird cutout just adds more weird cutouts all over the window. What gives?
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Chris Cox

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Without a screenshot, I'm not sure.
But that does sound like a description of a video card drawing problem.

Which OS version?
Have you installed the updates for CS6?
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Thank you for your help. I've only just started trying to use cs6, so will have to muddle through some more stuff and see if I can get a clearer take on what's going on. Maybe I was just working in the wrong context (an adjustment layer). Everything I tried today worked well enough. I've installed all updates. Have Windows 7 64-bit.

I do get a warning when I start Photoshop that the graphics hardware is not officially supported, but last night's selection problem was not helped by unchecking the graphics processor checkbox. PS is installed on a Toshiba Satellite laptop L655 (4 GB memory). I Googled to find compatibility of laptop model with PS, and no one reported problems, though highest version of PS mentioned was cs5. For what it's worth (means nothing to me!), here's what PS reported about the laptop's graphics equipment:

Video Card Renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Display: 1
Display Bounds:= top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 768, right: 1366
Video Card Number: 1
Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics
OpenCL Unavailable
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2189
Driver Date: 20100728000000.000000-000
Video Card Driver: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
Video Mode: 1366 x 768 x 4294967296 colors
Video Card Caption: Intel(R) HD Graphics

If anyone who happens to read this also happens to have experience with using PS cs6 on an L655 Toshiba Satellite laptop, I'd like to know how they fared. I'm thinking somewhere on this site people must voice opinions on what kind of computer plays super nicely with PS cs6. I'd like to know that.

Thanks again. Happy holidays.
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Pretty old GPU, and an old driver.

First, try updating the driver from Intel.

If that doesn't work, try disabling the GPU entirely in Photoshop's preferences, then relaunching Photoshop.
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Directions for installing new driver and correcting this issue: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Barbara Bass

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Thank you.