Photoshop 2019: Freezing during sleep

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Photoshop 2019 is freezing up when I put my computer in sleep mode. I have to kill that process and restart Ps. Rebooting seems to help for a day or so then the problem is back. I did not have this problem with 2018, nor do I have this problem with any of my other apps.

I have a 4th-gen 4.00 MHz i7, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD (only a couple of months old), and a decent graphics card with 2 GB of RAM (Nvidia GTX 750 Ti).
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Carol Teater

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Robert Conchie

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I have the same problem.  Runs fine but if I leave photoshop open and the computer goes to sleep, phtoshop is frozen and I need to kill the process in task manager
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like you're both on Windows? Windows 10?
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Also what were you doing in PS before your system sleeps?
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Carol Teater

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Jeffery, yes, Windows 10. 

Adam, um, using it? Nothing heavy duty, just drawing. Using a simple brush, in a 2000x2000 px 300 dpi document, with 16-bit color and Adobe color space.

Sorry for the delay in replying, I had not gotten any notices of replies to this thread...even though it looks like I am following it. I guess I will look in my profile to see if there is some setting to get notices.~ 
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Yes. Same here. I have a Dell XPS 8920 desktop running Windows 10 with latest MS updates and latest update of Photoshop (20.0.0). I don't even have to load a file into PS. Just starting it without a file and leaving it running in Windows after sleep mode will crash it. BTW, I also have a PC laptop. Same version of PS and same version of Windows with latest updates. PS seems to be OK on the laptop – no sleep issues on the laptop. Go figure. I have been running PS on both systems with previous versions of PS and never saw this problem. Other than the sleep problem, PS runs without issues on both the desktop and laptop, until the desktop goes to sleep.
(Other versions of the latest Creative Cloud updated apps don't have this issue, at least the ones that I have run so far (Indesign, Illustrator, Lightroom).
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Do you get a the Submit a Crash Report dialog? or is it frozen?
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Carol Teater

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Mine is completely frozen, I have to kill that process. Posting here was the closest thing I was able to find to filing a bug report or crash report.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you guys connected to any external drives, network drives or servers when this happens?
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Carol Teater

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I have an external hard drive connected for local backups, and use OneDrive for continuous syncing.
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Roman Divoký

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Hi, same problem here. I'm also on Win10. I have 2 external drives and 1 network drive connected.
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Carol Teater

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So, at someone's suggestion, I uninstalled and reinstalled Ps, same result. Totally consistent. Not renewing my Photo Plan.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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As an experiment, could you unmount the external drives and network volumes and let Photoshop sleep. Do you still experience the freeze?
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Carol Teater

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Sure, I will unmount and even unplug my external drive tonight before I put my computer to sleep and see what happens. Will let you know tomorrow.
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Carol Teater

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Completely removed external drive, Ps still locked up, had to kill with Task Manager.
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Hi,
same as Jeffrey all the way. I hope it will get fixed soon.
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Carol Teater

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So, the consensus on a photo gear site is that the problem is my system, not Ps. Mostly they say my graphics card is too old; it came out in 2013 (Nvidia GTX 760 Ti). And in fact, Adobe says the system requirements are a graphics card of 2014 or newer. 

One suggestion was to update the driver to my graphics card, which I did. Rebooted, Ps worked fine, recognized the graphics card, and the Performance aspects were engage. Survived a couple of sleep modes, then was locked this morning when I woke my computer.

I killed it, and tried to reopen it, and it crashed. Opened it again, and got an error saying it could not recognize my graphics card or something, and that it would not have the performance options enabled. This was new, I had not seen this before. Unfortunately, when it was crashing previously I did not look at the Performance settings, so I don't know if this was happening before or not.

In the end, I guess it is my system that is the problem. OTOH, I am not having a problem with any other programs, and did not have this problem with Ps 2018. I guess my computer is now too obsolete to run Ps. I had been thinking of upgrading my graphics card anyhow, but really, my whole system is effectively 5 years old, and probably not worth sticking in a new graphics card. So my conclusion is that I can no longer run Ps and may as well drop the Photo Plan. 

I hope this is helpful to a least some of the other people with this issue, but it sounds like external storage might be the problem for some of them. Good luck! :)

Carol :)
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Same problem.

i7, 16Gb RAM, HD 256Gb m.2 
Nvidia GTX 960 (3 years old)
Windows 10 (update october 2018)





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