Thanks for updating the community on the findings which you have made. Maybe you can give us more insight on the crash message, photoshop version and which model of ThinkPad W series were you using? W520 I presume?
*Non Lenovo employee*
I have a Y2P (i5) ... Feel free to ping me if you want me to test some applications with your Y2P if you have the same model. I don't mind keep doing recovery on it if needed .... =)