Photoshop: Constantly Crashing (Win 8, Multiple graphics cards, Driver issue)

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Hello,

My installation of Photoshop crashes on a very regular basis. There doesn't appear to be any specific trigger, sometimes it will last 30-40 minutes, other times it will last a matter of seconds. It's normally when I perform an action, for example, sometimes using the brush will set it off, other times it wont and it might be something else.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. I have tried a reinstall and it's up to date.

It's quite possible it's an issue with my computer, though I haven't experienced any issues with any other programs I've been using.

Regards
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Hi Jake,

It may help if we can could see your Photoshop System Info. Directions for sharing your system info from Photoshop:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Hello Jeffrey, thank you for your quick response. My system info is below.

Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00) x64
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit
Version: 6.2
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:9 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
Physical processor count: 4
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 3606 MHz
Built-in memory: 16264 MB
Free memory: 13616 MB
Memory available to Photoshop: 14555 MB
Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %
Image tile size: 1024K
Image cache levels: 4
Photoshop crashed on 20/02/2013 at 21:25:08 (GetImageViewResourceSharingGLContext)
The GPU Sniffer crashed on 20/02/2013 at 21:48:52
OpenCL Unavailable
OpenGL Version: unknown
Video Rect Texture Size: 0
OpenGL Memory: 0 MB
Video Card Vendor: unknown
Video Card Renderer: unknown
No video card detected
Serial number: 91190145633273305900
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
Temporary file path: C:\Users\Jake\AppData\Local\Temp\
Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
Scratch volume(s):
Startup, 55.9G, 7.55G free
Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\
Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\
Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

Installed components:
ACE.dll ACE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
adbeape.dll Adobe APE 2012/01/25-10:04:55 66.1025012 66.1025012
AdobeLinguistic.dll Adobe Linguisitc Library 6.0.0
AdobeOwl.dll Adobe Owl 2012/09/10-12:31:21 5.0.4 79.517869
AdobePDFL.dll PDFL 2011/12/12-16:12:37 66.419471 66.419471
AdobePIP.dll Adobe Product Improvement Program 7.0.0.1686
AdobeXMP.dll Adobe XMP Core 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPFiles.dll Adobe XMP Files 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
AdobeXMPScript.dll Adobe XMP Script 2012/02/06-14:56:27 66.145661 66.145661
adobe_caps.dll Adobe CAPS 6,0,29,0
AGM.dll AGM 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
ahclient.dll AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library 1,7,0,56
aif_core.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
aif_ocl.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
aif_ogl.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
amtlib.dll AMTLib (64 Bit) 6.0.0.75 (BuildVersion: 6.0; BuildDate: Mon Jan 16 2012 18:00:00) 1.000000
ARE.dll ARE 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
AXE8SharedExpat.dll AXE8SharedExpat 2011/12/16-15:10:49 66.26830 66.26830
AXEDOMCore.dll AXEDOMCore 2011/12/16-15:10:49 66.26830 66.26830
Bib.dll BIB 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
BIBUtils.dll BIBUtils 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
boost_date_time.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
boost_signals.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
boost_system.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
boost_threads.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
cg.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
cgGL.dll NVIDIA Cg Runtime 3.0.00007
CIT.dll Adobe CIT 2.1.0.20577 2.1.0.20577
CoolType.dll CoolType 2012/06/05-15:16:32 66.507768 66.507768
data_flow.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
dvaaudiodevice.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvacore.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvamarshal.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvamediatypes.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvaplayer.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvatransport.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dvaunittesting.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
dynamiclink.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
ExtendScript.dll ExtendScript 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
FileInfo.dll Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/01/17-15:11:19 66.145433 66.145433
filter_graph.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
hydra_filters.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
icucnv40.dll International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22 Build gtlib_3.0.16615
icudt40.dll International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22 Build gtlib_3.0.16615
image_compiler.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
image_flow.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
image_runtime.dll AIF 3.0 62.490293
JP2KLib.dll JP2KLib 2011/12/12-16:12:37 66.236923 66.236923
libifcoremd.dll Intel(r) Visual Fortran Compiler 10.0 (Update A)
libmmd.dll Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler 12.0
LogSession.dll LogSession 2.1.2.1681
mediacoreif.dll DVA Product 6.0.0
MPS.dll MPS 2012/02/03-10:33:13 66.495174 66.495174
msvcm80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6910
msvcm90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
msvcp100.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 10.00.40219.1
msvcp80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6910
msvcp90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
msvcr100.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 10.00.40219.1
msvcr80.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 8.00.50727.6910
msvcr90.dll Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 9.00.30729.1
pdfsettings.dll Adobe PDFSettings 1.04
Photoshop.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
Plugin.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
PlugPlug.dll Adobe(R) CSXS PlugPlug Standard Dll (64 bit) 3.0.0.383
PSArt.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
PSViews.dll Adobe Photoshop CS6 CS6
SCCore.dll ScCore 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
ScriptUIFlex.dll ScriptUIFlex 2011/12/14-15:08:46 66.490082 66.490082
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 3, 0, 2010, 0406
tbbmalloc.dll Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows 3, 0, 2010, 0406
updaternotifications.dll Adobe Updater Notifications Library 6.0.0.24 (BuildVersion: 1.0; BuildDate: BUILDDATETIME) 6.0.0.24
WRServices.dll WRServices Friday January 27 2012 13:22:12 Build 0.17112 0.17112

Required plug-ins:

Accented Edges 13.0
Adaptive Wide Angle 13.0
Angled Strokes 13.0
Average 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Bas Relief 13.0
BMP 13.0
Camera Raw 7.0
Chalk & Charcoal 13.0
Charcoal 13.0
Chrome 13.0
Cineon 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Clouds 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Collada 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Color Halftone 13.0
Colored Pencil 13.0
CompuServe GIF 13.0
Conté Crayon 13.0
Craquelure 13.0
Crop and Straighten Photos 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Crop and Straighten Photos Filter 13.0
Crosshatch 13.0
Crystallize 13.0
Cutout 13.0
Dark Strokes 13.0
De-Interlace 13.0
Difference Clouds 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Diffuse Glow 13.0
Displace 13.0
Dry Brush 13.0
Eazel Acquire 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Embed Watermark 4.0
Extrude 13.0
FastCore Routines 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Fibers 13.0
Film Grain 13.0
Filter Gallery 13.0
Fresco 13.0
Glass 13.0
Glowing Edges 13.0
Grain 13.0
Graphic Pen 13.0
Halftone Pattern 13.0
HDRMergeUI 13.0
IFF Format 13.0
Ink Outlines 13.0
JPEG 2000 13.0
Lens Blur 13.0
Lens Correction 13.0
Lens Flare 13.0
Liquify 13.0
Matlab Operation 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Measurement Core 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Mezzotint 13.0
MMXCore Routines 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Mosaic Tiles 13.0
Multiprocessor Support 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Neon Glow 13.0
Note Paper 13.0
NTSC Colors 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Ocean Ripple 13.0
Oil Paint 13.0
OpenEXR 13.0
Paint Daubs 13.0
Palette Knife 13.0
Patchwork 13.0
Paths to Illustrator 13.0
PCX 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Photocopy 13.0
Photoshop 3D Engine 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Picture Package Filter 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Pinch 13.0
Pixar 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Plaster 13.0
Plastic Wrap 13.0
PNG 13.0
Pointillize 13.0
Polar Coordinates 13.0
Portable Bit Map 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Poster Edges 13.0
Radial Blur 13.0
Radiance 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Read Watermark 4.0
Reticulation 13.0
Ripple 13.0
Rough Pastels 13.0
Save for Web 13.0
ScriptingSupport 13.1.2
Shear 13.0
Smart Blur 13.0
Smudge Stick 13.0
Solarize 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Spatter 13.0
Spherize 13.0
Sponge 13.0
Sprayed Strokes 13.0
Stained Glass 13.0
Stamp 13.0
Sumi-e 13.0
Targa 13.0
Texturizer 13.0
Tiles 13.0
Torn Edges 13.0
Twirl 13.0
Underpainting 13.0
Vanishing Point 13.0
Variations 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Water Paper 13.0
Watercolor 13.0
Wave 13.0
WIA Support 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
Wind 13.0
Wireless Bitmap 13.1.2 (13.1.2 20130105.r.224 2013/01/05:23:00:00)
ZigZag 13.0

Optional and third party plug-ins: NONE

Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE
Flash:
Mini Bridge
Kuler
Installed TWAIN devices: NONE
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You've crashed a couple of times in your video card driver.

Start by updating the driver from the GPU maker's website.
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I tried that earlier today. I've got the latest driver. I am using both a dedicated card and an on-board card. The dedicated has 2 monitors plugged in with a 3rd in the on-board one. Would this cause any issues?

Regards
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If you have 2 GPUs, either one could be the problem.
And you need to update the driver for both.

You can try running the GPU Sniffer .exe and see what it says about why the driver crashed.
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I'll give it a go. Thank you for the help.

Regards
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Right click photoshop.exe, go to properties, disable desktop composition and viola.
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I have the same problem. The drivers are all the latest. Running sniffer doesn't do anything, as it only flashes and goes away.

It is impossible to work like this and the official recommendation to "remove one of the cards" is not acceptable. Is there a way to disable some features that would allow me to keep my video cards and use Photoshop without crashing all the time?

Thanks!
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No, because your video card drivers are the problem.

Did you update the drivers from the GPU maker's website?
And are the cards at least the same brand? (drivers for different brands of GPUs really don't like to work together)
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I updated the drivers and yes, one is ATI and the other one the onboard Intel.