Photoshop CC 2015: Not opening or creating files.

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It started a while ago, almost out of nowhere. I think updating my graphics card did it, but I can't be sure. Tried Reinstalling my gpu's drivers, deleting prefs via Ctrl+Alt+Shift, resetting workspaces, launching with Administrator privileges... nothing has worked thus far. Both the open file dialog and new document window pop up, but as soon as I hit open or OK, nothing happens.

System Info:

Adobe Photoshop Version: 2015.0.1 20150722.r.168 2015/07/22:23:59:59 CL 1032107 x64
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
Version: 8.1 or greaterSystem architecture: AMD CPU Family:15, Model:2, Stepping:0 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 4415 MHz
Built-in memory: 16281 MB
Free memory: 10371 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 14458 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 70 %
Design Space: Disabled.
Artboards: Enabled.
3D Multitone Printing: Disabled.
Highbeam: Enabled.
Image tile size: 1028K
Image cache levels: 4
Font Preview: Medium
TextComposer: Latin
Display: 1
Display Bounds: top=0, left=0, bottom=1080, right=1920
Display: 2
Display Bounds: top=0, left=1920, bottom=1080, right=3840
OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
AIFCoreInitialized=1
AIFOGLInitialized=1
OGLContextCreated=1
NumGLGPUs=1
NumCLGPUs=1
glgpu[0].GLVersion="3.0"
glgpu[0].GLMemoryMB=2048
glgpu[0].GLName="NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670"
glgpu[0].GLVendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
glgpu[0].GLVendorID=4318
glgpu[0].GLDriverVersion="10.18.13.5891"
glgpu[0].GLRectTextureSize=16384
glgpu[0].GLRenderer="GeForce GTX 670/PCIe/SSE2"
glgpu[0].GLRendererID=4489
glgpu[0].HasGLNPOTSupport=1
glgpu[0].GLDriver="nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um"
glgpu[0].GLDriverDate="20151105000000.000000-000"
glgpu[0].CanCompileProgramGLSL=1
glgpu[0].GLFrameBufferOK=1
glgpu[0].glGetString[GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION]="4.50 NVIDIA"
glgpu[0].glGetProgramivARB[GL_FRAGMENT_PROGRAM_ARB][GL_MAX_PROGRAM_INSTRUCTIONS_ARB]=[65536]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS]=[4]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_COMBINED_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[192]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[32]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS]=[32]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_DRAW_BUFFERS]=[8]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS]=[4096]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_FRAGMENT_UNIFORM_COMPONENTS]=[4096]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VARYING_FLOATS]=[124]
glgpu[0].glGetIntegerv[GL_MAX_VERTEX_ATTRIBS]=[16]
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_PROGRAM]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_FRAGMENT_PROGRAM]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_SHADER]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_FRAGMENT_SHADER]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_EXT_FRAMEBUFFER_OBJECT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_TEXTURE_RECTANGLE]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_TEXTURE_FLOAT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_OCCLUSION_QUERY]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_VERTEX_BUFFER_OBJECT]=1
glgpu[0].extension[AIF::OGL::GL_ARB_SHADER_TEXTURE_LOD]=1
clgpu[0].CLPlatformVersion="1.2"
clgpu[0].CLDeviceVersion="1.2 CUDA"
clgpu[0].CLMemoryMB=2048
clgpu[0].CLName="GeForce GTX 670"
clgpu[0].CLVendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
clgpu[0].CLVendorID=4318
clgpu[0].CLDriverVersion="358.91"
clgpu[0].CUDASupported=1
clgpu[0].CUDAVersion="7.5.0"
clgpu[0].CLBandwidth=1.54293e+011
clgpu[0].CLCompute=662.038
License Type: Subscription
Serial number: 96040703017419503773
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Startup, 232.9G, 91.8G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\Plug-Ins\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-ins\

Installed components:
A3DLIBS.dll A3DLIB Dynamic Link Library 9.2.0.112
ACE.dll ACE 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
AdbePM.dll PatchMatch 2015/04/28:18:15:43 1.563170 1.563170
AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 9.0.0
AdobeOwl.dll Adobe Owl 5.2.7
AdobePDFL.dll PDFL 2015/03/18-12:03:59 79.133307 79.133307
AdobePIP.dll Adobe Product Improvement Program 7.2.1.3600
AdobeXMP.dll Adobe XMP Core 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
AdobeXMPFiles.dll Adobe XMP Files 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
AdobeXMPScript.dll Adobe XMP Script 2015/03/30-23:40:42 79.157747 79.157747
adobe_caps.dll Adobe CAPS 9,0,0,5
AGM.dll AGM 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
ahclient.dll AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library 2.0.0.2
AIDE.dll AIDE 2015/03/20-23:41:44 79.562488 79.562488
amtlib.dll AMTLib (64 Bit) 9.0.0.21 BuildVersion: 9.0; BuildDate: Mon Mar 9 2015 0:54:5) 1.000000
ARE.dll ARE 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
AXE8SharedExpat.dll AXE8SharedExpat 2015/03/13-23:40:54 79.562390 79.562390
AXEDOMCore.dll AXEDOMCore 2015/03/13-23:40:54 79.562390 79.562390
Bib.dll BIB 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
BIBUtils.dll BIBUtils 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
boost_date_time.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_signals.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_system.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
boost_threads.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
cg.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
cgGL.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
CIT.dll Adobe CIT 2.3.7.33275 2.3.7.33275
CITThreading.dll Adobe CITThreading 2.3.7.33275 2.3.7.33275
CoolType.dll CoolType 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562242 79.562242
dnssd.dll Bonjour 3,0,0,2
dvaaudiodevice.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvacore.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamarshal.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadata.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataapi.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvametadataui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaplayer.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvatransport.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaui.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dvaunittesting.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
dynamiclink.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2015/04/17-16:55:22 80.1017022 80.1017022
icucnv40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
icudt40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
icuuc40.dll International Components for Unicode 2014/10/31-16:52:45 Build gtlib_6.0.21339
igestep30.dll IGES Reader 9.3.0.113
imslib.dll IMSLib DLL 9.0.1.14
JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2015/06/30-01:10:54 79.258447 79.258447
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libiomp5md.dll Intel(R) OpenMP* Runtime Library 5.0
libmmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
LogSession.dll LogSession 7.2.1.3600
mediacoreif.dll photoshopdva 8.0.0
MPS.dll MPS 2015/03/11-23:42:10 79.562263 79.562263
pdfsettings.dll Adobe PDFSettings 1.04
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
PlugPlugExternalObject.dll Adobe(R) CEP PlugPlugExternalObject Standard Dll (64 bit) 6.0.0
PlugPlugOwl.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlugOwl Standard Dll (64 bit) 6.0.0.96
PSArt.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 16.0.1
SCCore.dll ScCore 2015/04/17-16:55:22 80.1017022 80.1017022
svml_dispmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
tbb.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
tbbmalloc.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 4, 2, 2013, 1114
TfFontMgr.dll FontMgr 9.3.0.113
TfKernel.dll Kernel 9.3.0.113
TFKGEOM.dll Kernel Geom 9.3.0.113
TFUGEOM.dll Adobe, UGeom© 9.3.0.113
updaternotifications.dll Adobe Updater Notifications Library 9.0.0.3 (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME) 9.0.0.3
VulcanControl.dll Vulcan Application Control Library 5.1.0.50
VulcanMessage5.dll Vulcan Message Library 5.1.0.50
WRServices.dll WRServices Fri Mar 07 2014 15:33:10 Build 0.20204 0.20204
wu3d.dll U3D Writer 9.3.0.113

Required plug-ins:

3D Studio 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Accented Edges 16.0.1
Adaptive Wide Angle 16.0.1
Angled Strokes 16.0.1
Average 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Bas Relief 16.0.1
BMP 16.0.1
Camera Raw 9.2
Camera Raw Filter 9.2
Chalk & Charcoal 16.0.1
Charcoal 16.0.1
Chrome 16.0.1
Cineon 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Clouds 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Collada 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Color Halftone 16.0.1
Colored Pencil 16.0.1
CompuServe GIF 16.0.1
Conté Crayon 16.0.1
Craquelure 16.0.1
Crop and Straighten Photos 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 16.0.1
Crosshatch 16.0.1
Crystallize 16.0.1
Cutout 16.0.1
Dark Strokes 16.0.1
De-Interlace 16.0.1
Dicom 16.0.1
Difference Clouds 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Diffuse Glow 16.0.1
Displace 16.0.1
Dry Brush 16.0.1
Eazel Acquire 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Entropy 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Export Color Lookup Tables NO VERSION
Extrude 16.0.1
FastCore Routines 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Fibers 16.0.1
Film Grain 16.0.1
Filter Gallery 16.0.1
Flash 3D 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Fresco 16.0.1
Glass 16.0.1
Glowing Edges 16.0.1
Google Earth 4 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Grain 16.0.1
Graphic Pen 16.0.1
Halftone Pattern 16.0.1
HDRMergeUI 16.0.1
HSB/HSL 16.0.1
IFF Format 16.0.1
IGES 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Ink Outlines 16.0.1
JPEG 2000 16.0.1
Kurtosis 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Lens Blur 16.0.1
Lens Correction 16.0.1
Lens Flare 16.0.1
Liquify 16.0.1
Matlab Operation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Maximum 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mean 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Measurement Core 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Median 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mezzotint 16.0.1
Minimum 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
MMXCore Routines 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Mosaic Tiles 16.0.1
Multiprocessor Support 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Neon Glow 16.0.1
Note Paper 16.0.1
NTSC Colors 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Ocean Ripple 16.0.1
OpenEXR 16.0.1
Paint Daubs 16.0.1
Palette Knife 16.0.1
Patchwork 16.0.1
Paths to Illustrator 16.0.1
PCX 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Photocopy 16.0.1
Photoshop 3D Engine 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Photoshop Touch 14.0
Picture Package Filter 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Pinch 16.0.1
Pixar 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Plaster 16.0.1
Plastic Wrap 16.0.1
PLY 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
PNG 16.0.1
Pointillize 16.0.1
Polar Coordinates 16.0.1
Portable Bit Map 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Poster Edges 16.0.1
PRC 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Radial Blur 16.0.1
Radiance 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Range 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Render Color Lookup Grid NO VERSION
Reticulation 16.0.1
Ripple 16.0.1
Rough Pastels 16.0.1
Save for Web 16.0.1
ScriptingSupport 16.0.1
Shake Reduction 16.0.1
Shear 16.0.1
Skewness 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Smart Blur 16.0.1
Smudge Stick 16.0.1
Solarize 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Spaces 16.0.1
Spatter 16.0.1
Spherize 16.0.1
Sponge 16.0.1
Sprayed Strokes 16.0.1
Stained Glass 16.0.1
Stamp 16.0.1
Standard Deviation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
STL 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Sumi-e 16.0.1
Summation 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Targa 16.0.1
Texturizer 16.0.1
Tiles 16.0.1
Torn Edges 16.0.1
Twirl 16.0.1
U3D 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Underpainting 16.0.1
Vanishing Point 16.0.1
Variance 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Virtual Reality Modeling Language | VRML 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Water Paper 16.0.1
Watercolor 16.0.1
Wave 16.0.1
Wavefront|OBJ 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
WIA Support 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
Wind 16.0.1
Wireless Bitmap 16.0.1 (2015.0.1 x001 x003)
ZigZag 16.0.1

Optional and third party plug-ins: NONE

Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE

Extensions:

Libraries, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.DesignLibraryPanel.html\index.html
Adobe Color Themes, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.KulerPanel.html\index.html
Export As, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.webpa.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html
Welcome, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.photoshop.welcome\index.html
Device Preview, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.preview\PSPanel\panel.html
Share on Behance, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.behance.shareonbehance.html\index.html
Export As, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.webpa.crema\PSPanel\dialog.html
, C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015\Required\CEP\extensions\com.adobe.preview\PSLoader\loader.html

Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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The last few times we heard about similar problems - the cause was another application or utility program running on the system (and just interfering with Photoshop's ability to create windows).
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Try booting in safemode to disable system utilities: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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It indeed worked in safe mode, so per the instructions in that link, I uninstalled the 64bit version, installed the 32bit version, and everything is okay now. Thanks!
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Something is still wrong with your system -- and the 64 bit version is needed to use more than 3 Gig of your system RAM. So you can work temporarily in the 32 bit version, but you still need to figure out what utility or setting is causing problems for the 64 bit version of Photoshop on your system.
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What would be the best way to go about figuring out which application is causing issues? I've tried closing each open app, one at a time, and restarting photoshop to check for a difference. Is there a list of known conflicting programs?
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The conflicts we know of have been fixed by the other software vendors.

Yeah, pretty much shut them all down, then enable a few at a time and reboot to see if the symptoms return. Then narrow it down to a single app/utility in the same way.
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i dont have any other programs open and psd still wont open any files. i dont recognize everything under processes but it seems like there isnt anything nefarious open that would prevent this.

edit: i updated graphics driver, and uninstalled and reinstalled psd, and reset preferences. still not opening any files

edit: after pc restart seems to be working now, and tools working correctly :)
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