Are you getting error message as ' Photoshop CC 2014 has stopped working " ?
Yes, I believe the error does state that same message.
Navigate to C: > Program Files >Adobe > Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 .
Open Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 folder and locate file named "Sniffer" .
Rename Sniffer to Old-Sniffer.
Then launch Photoshop cc 2014 app and check.
Let me know if can use with out any error message ?
Seemed to work temporarily but got the same crash message again. Could never complete the process.
You need to update your Graphics Card driver to latest version.
Your graphics card driver is crashing.
This is an typical issue.
If the application is still crashing rename Old-Sniffer back to Sniffer.
Better you contact Graphics Card manufacturer and check with the driver update.
You may refer below link :
Please update the Graphics Video card driver , it should resolve the issue.
I would not have been on the forum if updating the driver had worked. I have already tried that solution to no avail.
Are you using ATI Radeon Graphics ?
AMD firepro v4900
Your ATI/AMD video card driver is crashing.
Go update the driver from AMD's website (NOT Microsoft or a system builder) to pick up all the bug fixes in the driver software.
That is correct,
If it is minor issue , renaming Sniffer would have resolved the issue ,as it will be like skipping tests for GPU.
Even after renaming Sniffer . you face same issue means , it might be possibility that Video card driver is corrupted or out of date .
Thanks for the assistance. I will try a different driver upgrade and see if that works. I was using the driver upgrade from the PC manufacturer. I’ll try the driver from AMD and see if that cures the issue.
Sniffer is the safety check to prevent Photoshop from trying to use buggy drivers.
Renaming sniffer is not a solution - that just means that you are running without safety and can crash later due to the bugs in the video driver.
The only time you should rename sniffer is when diagnosing driver bugs, or when the driver developer is debugging the driver bugs.
Thanks for the info
I was trying to tell same , but couldn't frame sentence properly in English hehe.
That;s why first renamed Sniffer and then again renamed it back.
Just needed to check , whether it works if we rename sniffer .
hi, you can use slimdrivers for update search