i have tried other fixes like disabling rulers (didn't work and I need them anyways), switching my scratch disks (I use an internal 256 GB SSD for scratch only), changing history states, turning off firewalls, etc.
I wish I could give more information about why the freezes happen, but it seems VERY random. Everything in Photoshop will freeze up mid-whatever. Everything else on the computer is fine when switching out of Photoshop.
Also of note, I tried installing Photoshop CC 2014 after this happened and it had none of these issues.
I'm not sure if I should post a new thread, but I will try here first since OP is very close to my situation.
I started using Photoshop CC 2015 on a Windows 10 PC a few months ago. Everything was working great, but about 2-4 weeks ago I've noticed a recurring "freeze". It usually happens (a few times a day) when I go back to Photoshop after working on another program. I choose for example the rectangular selection marquee tool and Photoshop stops responding. Everything else works great (Unity editor, chrome, etc.), it is only PS that completely stops. I can't even minimize or maximise the PS window. I can only wait for it to start responding again. Usually the freeze lasts between 1-5 minutes. If I launch Task manager I can see that PS is using a lot of my CPU during the freeze. Below is a SS of my Task manager.
Here's my system information:
After this freeze (which I've captured with the Task manager) I noticed that I had huge Photoshop temp files almost completely filling my SSD drive, but I usually make sure that I have at least 50-100GB of free space on my SSD when I work with PS and the freezes still happen.
Well that's all that comes to mind at the moment! Hopefully you'll have some suggestions for me!
HP Z440 Specs:
Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Xeon E5-1620 3.50Ghz
Nvidia Quadro K620
16GB DDR4 RAM
1 TB 7200 rpm SATA
I'm wondering at this point if this isn't a HDD issue - is there anyone experiencing this freezing problem with Photoshop installed on an SSD.
Also, my colleague has hardly any fonts installed, over the stock Windows fonts (I've got a lot) which in my mind reduces the chance of it being a corrupted font causing this (We both have our font preview set to 'none' in the Type menu - this apparently helped some people with a corrupted font).
We've also tried using all the older versions of Photoshop - as far back as CC 2014, still with the random freezing happening on all versions.
Other than that, I'm fresh outta ideas - this issue is driving me insane.
I have a i7 4790, 32Gb DDR3 ram, Nvidia GeForce GT740 4Gb and a 256Gb Sandisk Ultra running on a ASUS h97-Pro running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,
it all started doing this after my upgrade to 2017 CC from CS6