Display error when using Photoshop (blue screen)

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Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Hello all,

I've had persistent blue screening on opening photoshop on my Dell laptop for a couple of weeks now for which the IT department can't find the cause and has recommended I get in touch with Adobe directly. 

I have Windows 10 Pro. I use a dock for a large display beside the laptop.

Processor is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz 1.99 GHz

I believe I have two graphics components, the in-built chip set and an AMD Radeo pro WX 2100 Graphics card. 

Sometime I get the below bug report:

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Most of the time however, the laptop blue screens striaght off when I open PS. 

IT have updated drivers and we have also tried disabling something to do with the acceleration but unless I start PS now and check I can't remember (and that's going to blue screen). 

I need PS for work regularly and it is really holding me up having this issue which has only occured in the last couple weeks, presumably after the last update.

Any ideas? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Hi

Do you have the same issue when working on the laptop without the docking station, blue screens are usually caused by buggy drivers and or failing hardware, the fact that the AMD software is reporting an issue with the driver would rule out Photoshop as a cause, applications don't cause blue screens, as I mentioned it's either a driver issue or failing hardware.

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-gpu-graphics-card.html

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Thanks for taking the time to reply. I actually haven't tried without the dock although now you mention, I previously had issues with Sketchup which I could only get to start up when unplugging the laptop from the dock... So I shall give that a go.

I have also just run the GPU compatibility checker in PS and that says the GPU is compatible so would indicate it's fine on that end.

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Jul 07, 2022 Jul 07, 2022

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Did your IT department check the Windows event viewer for errors relating to Photoshop.exe in the application log, this can give you some indication of what might be causing the issue, also have they updated the software/firmware for the docking station.

The GPU compatibility checker only checks to see if the GPU is compatible to run Photoshop, the fact that it says it's compatible doesn't necessarily mean there's no issue with the GPU driver/hardware.

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Hello again. I updated the dock's firmware last night - no difference.

I am now working off the dock. So far no blue screen but PS is not happy. I can only see what I'm doing if i minimise the app between each step. So not workable. IT department totally washing their hands off it now and I'm a bit desperate as I have a deadline today and can't get the bloody thing to work!

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Jul 08, 2022 Jul 08, 2022

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Two things to try

Reset the Photoshop preferences

https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/reset-photoshop-preferences/

If that doesn't help try using the Adobe cleaner tool

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

Does the laptop and monitor have any other ports, like HDMI, you could try plugging the monitor directly into the laptop.

P.S. I think you need a new IT Department 😊

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