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Peak files crashing Premeire

Apr 2, 2013 5:43 PM

I am still having problems with the computer crashing when I import certain files from external drives. As the peak file is created it freezes and the computer has to be powered down manually. I have not found any way to fix this. After multiple trys and many restarts it will work but I wasted over two hours today trying to get this to work. What can cause this crashing problem.


Windows 7 Pro

2820 processor

16 gig RAM

NVIDIA 3000m cuda card

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    Apr 2, 2013 6:24 PM   in reply to rpestes

    Where are you Media Cache files being created?


    The PEK files (Waveform Display) are really quite small, though the CFA (Conformed Audio) files are much larger.


    Good luck,



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    Apr 3, 2013 4:22 PM   in reply to rpestes

    Here's what I recommend as a good starting point for an edit system:


    C: System (OS and Programs only)

    D: Projects

    E: Scratch/Cache/Previews

    F: Media

    G: Exports


    Here's what I recommend as a bare minimum:


    C: System (OS and Programs only)

    D: Projects/Scratch/Cache/Previews

    E: Media/Exports


    All internal drives.


    You might start by getting up to at least that minimum and seeing if you still have an issue.

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    Apr 4, 2013 5:40 AM   in reply to rpestes

    I just unchecked the "create peak files automaticly" in preferences. Will this hurt anything?

    The only consequence I am aware of is that

    there will be no waveforms on your audio clips.

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