I'd be very thankful for any kind of hint or advice concerning the following problem:
My computer crashes in regular intervals when I paint in photoshop using my graphic tablet. At first it takes longer ( usually 20-60 min ) until it crashes. When I then restart and continue to work on the same file, the intervals get shorter. After 2, 3 crahes, it only takes 5 min till it crashes again. Sometimes, the file is corrupted after the restart.
By "crashing" I mean: The screen suddenly turns black. For some seconds, the comuter makes a sound like "trtrtrtrtrtrtrtrrrrr...". The sound stops. The fans are still on. I can press any key, nothing happens.
This problem only occured after I've reinstalled my operating system. I reinstalled from within Win-7, in the mode where the old data gets preserved in a Windows.old folder.
After reinstalling I had a tablet driver problem. There was a bug, so I installed the second oldest driver version, 6.16-5.
When I first painted for a while, the problem occured. I reinstalled the driver. No change. I reinstalled the newest driver, 6.16-7. No change ( aside from that the bug from before was still gone ).
What can I do? Any idea why this problem could occur?
OS: Win 7 64-bit
(Previous OS: Win 7 64-bit)
Photoshop CS5 64-bit
Tablet: Wacom Intuos 3
Tablet Driver: 6.1.6-7
I'm thankful for any idea!