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I don't know how to ask this question... Can you help?

Mar 22, 2012 12:17 PM

I'll state right from the get-go, this is NOT a Premiere problem.  This is a Windows problem, but I don't know exactly what it is.


Why I'm I posting it here?  It's in Premiere that I notice it the most.


I can be watching my playback in Premiere fine and then all the sudden, my playback will stop.  At first I thought it was a bug in Premiere, but then I notcied it happening in AE and other non-Adobe programs.


The computer is acting like I clicked away from Premiere, like on the desktop.  Playback stops and then I have to click my Premeire window again to make it active and then play again. 


This happens every 5 minutes or so (haven't timed it).


When it clicks itself out, it doesn't really go anywhere that I can tell, but something is definitely making my active window/program become inactive.


I'm not sure how to even phrase this question since I don't know what is really going on.  But it's driving me crazy in Premiere as I'm in it about 15 hours a day.  So it's happening, as you can imagine, 5-10 times an hour during my playack.


In fact, just at this very moment it did it again while writing here.  My Chrome page became inactive and I had to reclick right here to continue writing.


Any suggestions on where to even start?


I've had probably 50 computers since Windows 98 and I've never seen this before.

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    Mar 22, 2012 12:58 PM   in reply to Toomany3

    This is not a new system based on a X79motherboard is it?


    If so, you need to update the BIOS.  To my knowledge, both Asus and Gigabyte X79 mothebards suffered from something very like this until BIOS releases early this month.


    Certainly if you want help beyond my purely speculative shot, you need to tell us a great deal more about your system.

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    Mar 22, 2012 1:14 PM   in reply to Toomany3

    Best guess is some background process stealing focus.

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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Mar 22, 2012 4:37 PM   in reply to Toomany3

    If it happens at regularly timed intervals of user input inactivity,

    I would suspect a power option trying to spin down a drive

    or blank the display.


    I would start 'GodMode' and check all of the power options.


    Create a new folder, and give it this exact name:




    Also see:

    Tuning and optimizing Windows 7

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    Mar 23, 2012 9:42 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    Do you have an automatic defrag program like PerfectDisk of Diskeeper?

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