Photoshop: Liquify Filter Not Working

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First of all, sorry if I'm posting in the wrong area! I've recently purchased Photoshop CS6 extended and I was very excited to start using it. I went onto the liquify filter to start editing an image and noticed something incredibly strange. Usually, the liquify tool will have the image on the left hand side pf the screen for editing, right? Well, Not only did it have the image, but also part of the main Photoshop screen surrounding it. Now, at this point I though; "Huh, strange" , and not much else. I carried on and selected a tool to start editing. However, when I hovered over the image, the cursor disappeared! At this point I was confused and thought I had pressed something on the keyboard which had caused this, so I quit and went back on. This time, instead of accessing the liquify page by going Fliter > Liquify... , I pressed Ctrl - Shft - X, only to find the same outcome. Can somebody please help me with this problem?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Determine what video card you have and go *directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD)* and download the latest driver: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...

After you have the latest driver, Try restoring your preferences: http://blogs.adobe.com/crawlspace/201...
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Thank you for your reply Jeffrey! I have tried what you suggested to no success. However, I have now come to the conclusion that there is no image displayed when using the liquify filter, infact it's missed out entirely, explaining why I can still see part of the previous screen and not be able to warp the image. So, thank you for your responce and time, and do you have any fixes for this?
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The only time we've seen that problem was when someone had out of date video card drivers - and updating the drivers from the GPU maker solved the problem.
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Thank you Chris, I shall try this at once!
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Sad to say that once again the liquify tool refuses to work. I have followed your instructions perfectly but am yet to see improvment. I assume this is the point in time I accept the fact that photoshop shall not work on my laptop! Thank you for your time and help guys!
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It may help if we could see your Photoshop System Info. Directions for sharing your system info from Photoshop:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...