ASUS x550lb laptop 740m nVidia Driver Issue [Solved] FINALLY!!

[Solved] Finally a fix that got the 740m display driver working with the photoshop.


nvidia 740m display driver fixed [solved] for adobe photoshop cc
Finaly a fix for the integrated graphics display with nVidia 740m display driver.
I use photoshop pretty much and have the latest version (Adobe Photoshop CC 2015).  I also own an ASUS x550lb laptop with an  with an integrated graphics display (nVidia 740m and Intel HDR Graphics Family display adapters)

For the past year, there has been an issue where the nVidia display adapter would BSOD my machine. The last error was: Kernel_Security_Check_Failure 😦

I had disabled the nVidia adapter until today.  By following these two tips i was able to get both drivers working with current Adobe CC software.

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Download newest driver from nVidia (Finally)

Here is a 740m fix from nVidia forums

Here are the steps to update the Nvidia Driver:

This is how i solved the error Code 43.

Follow the instruction and let me know.

Before do all this download the latest driver from Nvidia for your card, DDU and this program

1. Put your pc offline

2. Go to device manager select your Nvidia Driver, go to Driver and Unistall on the next window click “No”.

3. Reboot your pc.

4. Go Online.. REALLY fast launch the troubleshooter then click Next to proceed and follow the instructions to hide the problematic NVIDIA drivers, they should be 2, if they are not redo the program..

5. Go to windows update and check the latest updates installed, if WU has already installed the nvidia driver you need to do everything again from the beginning..

6. Now launch DDU, reboot in safe mode and clean every NVIDIA driver, reboot.

7. Install the latest Nvidia driver for your card, reboot.

You are good to go.

Here is a 740m fix from adobe

  • Go to the location – C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 , look for the file named sniffer.exe and move it on desktop.
  • Launch Photoshop and check

I would also suggest you to run Photoshop in administrator mode and check if it helps. You can follow the steps to run in admin mode:

a) Right click on the icon of Photoshop.

b) Click on “Run as admin” option.

Remove sniffer.exe and place on desktop. (I guess you can delete if this file)

The nVidia fix made my fan start blowing like crazy because it was able to finally upgrade correctly to the newest driver version. ( – 1/2/2016)

I checked my specs on my machine using Speccy.  The temperature of the nVidia driver before the newest driver was installed was 126 degres F.  Now, since the fan is whirring like mad to cool the finicky 740m, the operating temperature is now 103 degrees F.

[Edit] The fan was fixed because of this NVIDIA forum link

Step 1. Go to NVidia control panel

Step 2. Choose manage 3d settings

Step 3. In the global settings tab, find Power Management-mode and toggle selection to NVIDIA-driver-controlled

Step 4. Turn OFF Computer and then Turn ON computer.


These two links and about 4 hours of going back and forth between the device manager and custom installed software, it WORKS! PROBLEM SOLVED.

Now if only i had done a youtube video of this process. I would upload it to help everyone out with this tricky dual display setup.

The steps that updated the NVIDIA driver still are somewhat difficult to get through but now they are done and everything is finally working corectly.  Only now the fan is whirring loudly!!

If anyone is having trouble with any of these steps, feel free to ask.





Windows Color Management Profile always resets

ICC Color profile does not stay loaded on windows PC.

Why is this happening?  I have come across many different sites and have done multiple “fixes” but nothing has helped keep my icc profile I created with a Datacolor Spyder 3 calibration device.

Here is a “fix” i tried:

I think the problem lies with the second monitor I use to connect my tv to my computer.  Everytime the vga cord is unplugged, the device calibration is refreshed due to a hardware change.  Constantly having to open windows color management to apply the default calibration every time the computer is locked, reset, or unplugged from vga, this manual default reset needs to be performed.

The issue may also lie with the machine I am running…

This is because the Asus machine I use has an intel AND a nvidia graphics card installed.  This dual graphics card setup has been causing issues with Adobe software for about 13 months now.

I read that the IGFX tray (Intel display) should be disabled from startup which could help this issue but it doesn’t seem to help.

This probably is an OS issue and could possibly be fixed with a registry change.  I have read that this change should not be attempted because of having to change something drastic on the machine.

If anyone else is having this issue, I’d love to know what you have done to try and fix!

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Windows Color management profile window

One thing that has helped load the profile on startup is to allow the Calibration Loader 5.0 application by LOGO Kommunikations.  This actually works for the initial start/restart of the Windows OS (Windows 10).  Windows 10 color management seems to not have been touched since vista.  This will definitely be addressed in a feedback comment so if you are reading this and have the same issue, find the feedback I left and upvote it!  I just dont want to have to think about having the correct profile loaded, and would like to just keep this custom profile loaded.

Barn Painting Series 003

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Barn Painting Series # 003 Created with Corel Painter 2015 | Photoshop CC

Here is another installment in my barn painting series. This was created first in photoshop were I adjusted the perspective, and distortion using the adaptive wide angle filter.  I also removed some distractions and added a couple ND filters to the sky and boosted the saturation.

Then, I brought the .jpeg into Corel Painter and did an auto painting with the smart soft chalk brush.  I used various brushes to complete this piece.  While thinking about organizing things better for next time, I came to the conclusion that I need to start creating my own personal brush sets for my favorite brushes.  I created a brush variant for the Queen Anne’s Lace flowers.

Here is the original photo I took on July 16th, 2010:

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Barn Photo 003, Original Photo

Here’s the image before corel painter:

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Barn Photo 003 edited for Corel painter

Barn Painting Series 002

Barn Painting #002
Barn Painting #002
Created with adobe photoshop| corel painter 2015

Exploring brushes in Corel painter 2015 and combining them with effects done in adobe photoshop cc. This barn is in Berks County.  I photographed it a couple of years ago while riding bike.  The simplicity of shaped with the birds silhouetted atop of the metal roof were captivating.  I was lucky to capture this image with them posing so nicely. The moon was not in this photo but I recently took a photo of the moon for my collection of reference images.  It worked out perfectly.  I feel as though I am making strides combining Corel Painter 2015 and Adobe Photoshop CC.

Here’s the original photo shot on July 17th, 2010:

Original Photo - Barn Series 002
Original Photo – Barn Series 002

Fonthill Castle – Doylestown, PA

Digital Painting created with Corel Painter 2015. I used auto painting with smart chalk and then used the camel oil cloner to add the details. Photoshop was used to straighten and edit the photos’ distortion before bringing image into Painter.

by Jason Brader
Fonthill Castle Painting

Original Photo looked like this:

Original Photo of Fonthill Castle in Doylestown PA
Photo by Jason Brader

This was a great place to visit and the interior of the castle is a unique experience.  It is filled with custom made tiles by Henry Chapman Mercer.  It is a large structure made entirely out of concrete. Check out the wiki page for Fonthill Castle.