Why is Photoshop showing a black screen (or locking up)?

Chances are this is related to the graphics adapter in your system.  Try this:

  1. Lauch Photoshop
  2. Go to the “Edit” menu
  3. Choose “Preferences”, then “Performance”
  4. Uncheck “Use Graphics Processor”

After saving your preferences close Photoshop, then restart.

For tips on optimizing Photoshop performance, see Adobe’s related KB article.

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