A couple of weeks ago, I installed Photoshop+Premiere Elements from the Adobe online store. Within a couple of days, I noticed that Elements organizer would crash within a minute of starting, sometime withing a few seconds.
Also, even when I wasn't running Adobe, my PC would freeze after a few minutes with the HDD light solidly on. My PC had never crashed before this installation.
After a little sleuthing using task manager, I found that all the memory in my system (4GB) gets suddenly hogged (within seconds) by the "Elements Organizer" process (3GB) ... I found the service correspponding to this process, "Adobe Active File Monitor v10", stopped it and set autostart to manual. My PC no longer crashes.
I think Adobe needs to look into this one - it has all the hallmarks of a nasty memory leak.
A couple of possible clues as to why certain systems don't take well to this service:
- I have a few very large video clips (2hours+) on my PC
- I installed trial products like light room, CS5 before settling on Photoshop+Premiere Elements - could leftovers after uninstalling cause conflicts?
- I have other video editors on my system that I don't use, like Corel VideoStudio and Sony Vegas.
Corrections - the process name is ElementsAutoAnalyzer.exe - and unfortunately, the Adobe Active File Monitor v10 does not spawn ElementsAutoAnalyzer.exe.
I disabled it by renaming it - it was under:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 10 Organizer\CAHeadless
I see from google that a lot of people have this problem...
I have exactly the same problem, about 5 minutes after PC boot ElementsAutoAnalyzer take 4GB memory and freeze my computer, the only one way to restart the computer is to power off/on the machine.
After the reboot, I kill quickly the ElementsAutoAnalyzer process.