I have the same problem with Photoshop CC 2018. In normal, separate three monitors mode, Photoshop CC 2018 works fine. With Nvidia Surround activated (which is how I always have my screens set up, so discovering this as the cause took several days), Photoshop CC 2018 opens, but as soon as I try to open a file (even a small jpg), it crashes.
I have been searching the Nvidia forums for a solution, but I have not found one.
I have the same issues with Photoshop as well. This issue with the graphics drivers spans both versions of Lightroom and Photoshop. As you say, Photoshop crashes a little later in the sequence,but crashes nonetheless.
Like you, I use my computer for other things besides photo editing. Those other things require the SurroundDisplay capability. It's a real pain, now, to have to reconfigure my desktop layout every time I want to use one of these Adobe products. If you find something, please let me know.
BTW, were you able to narrow down when you started noticing the problem? For me, I believe it was with the latest nVidia driver update this past week.
Intel-5930K CPU (Win10 - 64bit - Update 1803)
eVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti GPU (drivers: 398.11)
2x 256GB SSD
1x 4TB HD
It started a couple of weeks ago. At this moment, I am stripping away all of my display drivers with Display Driver Uninstall and doing a clean install. I'll let you know if it works.
If it doesn't, I'll be buying a Radeon (and hope it doesn't have the same problem).
GIGABYTE GA-AB350-GAMING 3 (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD RYZEN 5 1600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 95W YD160XBCAEWOF Desktop Processor
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 GB
64 GB ram (2xCorsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16)
That tells me it may not be the latest set of drivers (398.11), but something a few revisions back. I certainly don't update my drivers with every new rev that comes out. It just so happens that I upgraded this time. So, now ahead of me, is the effort of reverting the drivers back until I find the version where it last worked. (Unless Adobe would like to figure why their apps crash with these drivers and SurroundDisplay. )
I scrubbed the video drivers with Display Driver Uninstall, and then installed 397.93.
Photoshop still crashed.
I scrubbed the video drivers with Display Driver Uninstall, and then installed 391.35.
So that solves that, for me, anyway.
And literally minutes after I typed that and submitted it, I got a blue screen of death (BSOD):
"Video Scheduler Internal Error".
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I followed your lead, cleaned all my drivers, then installed 391.35. That worked fine for me. Both Lightroom and Photoshop are stable.
I then downloaded and installed each released version from there up to the point where they crash again. That included: 391.35, 397.31, 397.64, & 397.93. Both Lightroom and Photoshop start crashing again with version 397.93 (with Surround Display enabled).
Looking at the website where I get my drivers, that means this problem was introduced sometime after 397.64, sometime after May 9th. The 397.93 release that crashes is dated May 24th. (My driver source is eVGA: EVGA - Download Center)
I hate to mark this as the "Correct Answer", because the answer is really to figure out what's happening between Adobe and nVidia drivers. All we've done here is identify a temporary work-around.
Hope this helps you and anyone else reading along. Adobe, I've done a bit of the leg work for you. Hope this helps.
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I can confirm: 397.64 is the most recent driver which does not cause Photoshop CC 2018 to crash when NVidia Surround is enabled.
For what it's worth, I just upgraded to the latest nVidia drivers. (398.36) Lightroom seems to be working with Surround now.
Same here - I have nVidia surround and was getting instant crashes. I upgraded to 398.36 nVidia drivers and was able to load Lightroom again. Thanks for those in this thread that pointed me in the right direction.
Ironically, with this latest set of drivers, Adobe works. But if you're not setup for surround and go to setup for surround in 3x1 or 1x3, you won't be able to. It's a bug in the driver set. Sigh... I'm back to 397.64 until they get THAT fixed. But at least Adobe works.
I fixed my issue
Even though the active GPU was Nvidia, the fix was to upgrade the INTEL drivers. I know this sounds strange.
I was @ version 24.xxx and I had to upgrade to 25.xxx
However this is not straightforward : if you just download the new driver and launch exe, in my case, it refused to install because manufacturer drivers were installed (Dell). I had to :
- Download latest Intel driver from Downloads for Intel® HD Graphics 630 (in my case, since I have HD 630)
- Unzip the exe in a folder using, for instance, 7zip
- go to device manager (Windows + X --> device manager)
- uninstall Intel drivers and click on "Delete driver files"
- DISCONNECT YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION
- In the device manager, right-click anywhere and choose "Scan for hardware changes"
- Wait for the Intel display adapter to appear
- Right click and choose "Update driver". If it is disabled, click on Properties then Driver then Update driver.
- Choose "Have disk" and locate the place where you extracted the Intel driver
- Let it install
Hopefully once this is done, your problems are over. They were for me, even though I was using the Nvidia driver!!!! (go figure)
A reboot might be necessary.
Wish you all the best of luck